The reigning ONE Middleweight World Champion Aung La N Sang,32, is also now the reigning ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion. On February 23, 2018, the Kachin MMA fighter dubbed the Burmese Python emerged victorious at “ONE: Quest for Gold” against his Brazilian opponent Alexandre Machado.
It appears that home court advantage is working well for Aung. He won both of his two belts in front of his countrymen in Yangon, Myanmar.
Aung was born on May 21, 1985 in Myitkyina, Myanmar. He graduated from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan with a degree in Agriculture Science.
While in college, Aung trained mixed martial arts and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. After years of training and fights, he is now the second two-division champion of ONE Championship, following the footsteps of ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion Martin Nguyen.
On June 14, 2014, Aung made a successful ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Era of Champions” at the Mata Elang International Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia. He knocked out Mahmoud Salama via punches in the first round.
After beating Salama, Aung defeated his three next opponents namely Mohamed Ali, Aleksei Butorin and Michal Pasternak. The Kachin MMA fighter’s winning streak in ONE Championship ended when Vitaly Bigdash defeated him via unanimous decision at “ONE: Quest for Power” on January 14, 2017 at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta.
On June 30, 2017, Aung redeemed himself during his rematch with Bigdash. The former became the new ONE Middleweight World Champion after winning via unanimous decision at “ONE: Light of a Nation” at the Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium in Yangon.
On November 3, 2017, Aung returned to the Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium for the inaugural openweight super-bout of ONE Championship. He submitted his heavyweight opponent Alain Ngalani at “ONE: Hero’s Dream” seconds before the first round ended.
At “ONE: Quest for Gold,” Aung knocked out Machado via head kick at 0:56 of Round 1. After beating Machado, Aung now has 22 wins and 10 losses.
Here is a clip featuring the Kachin MMA fighter: