Aung La Sang Anticipates Challenge

Reigning and defending ONE Championship Middleweight World Champion Aung La N Sang is without question one of the world’s most respected and revered professional athletes from Myanmar and poses a unique Mixed Martial Arts style which has universally earned the ONE Championship sensation the moniker of ”The Burmese Python”.

However, Aung La N Sang’s next major challenge is a bona fide David vs. Goliath clash as “The Burmese Python” defends the prestigious gold against Alain “The Panther” Ngalani at ONE Championship: Hero’s Dream on November 3 in Yangon, Myanmar inside the Thuwanna Indoor Stadium; Ngalani is a highly decorated former Muay Thai World Champion and is one of the most physically imposing athletes in ONE Championship.

At ONE Championship: Victory on September 16, Alain “The Panther” Ngalani delivered the fastest-ever knockout in ONE Championship history thereafter soundly defeating former ONE Championship world title challenger Hideki Sikene.

Over 50 million proud Myanmese citizens will be united as one as their national treasure brings Myanmar together as well as continuing the popularity of Mixed Martial Arts throughout Asia; ONE Championship is the largest-ever sports media property in the history of Asia.

The talented 32-year-old professional athlete was born in Myitkyina in the mountainous region of Kachin State, whereas Aung La N Sang is part of an ethnic minority in Myanmar known as the Kachin.

In January 2017, Aung La N Sang fought with courage and honor in a valiant effort against then reigning ONE Championship Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash, which Aung La N Sang lost via decision; Aung La N Sang rectified the heartbreaking loss to Bagdash in a high-profile rematch which witnessed the Myanmar national sports hero triumphantly claim the ONE Championship Middleweight World Championship.

Aung La N Sang (20-10) has often been regarded as the underdog although the never-say-die Myanmese professional athlete will have an entire nation behind him as well as his loyal fans backing him inside the surefire sold-out Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on November 3 against undoubtedly his toughest challenger to date in that of Alain “The Panther” Ngalani.

Thereafter claiming the ONE Championship Middleweight World Championship from Vitaly Bigdash, Aung La N Sang has solidified his reputation as one of the top Mixed Martial Artists internationally; Vitaly Bigdash captured the ONE Championship middleweight championship against Igor Svirid in one of the most intense and action-filled showdowns in ONE Championship history.

Moreover, will the talented Myanmese sensation rise to the occasion once again before his own people in Myanmar at ONE Championship: Hero’s Dream or will the ever-dominant Alain “The Panther” Ngalani emerge victorious over Aung La N Sang in one of the biggest matches of the year in Asian Mixed Martial Arts?

Dean Perretta

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