Aung La N Sang is looking to continue his reign in his home country.
“The Burmese Python” has been booked to defend his ONE Championship middleweight title ONE: Spirit Of A Warrior on June 29 at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar, officials announced Wednesday. Sang won the title last June in a rematch with Vitaly Bigdash via unanimous decision and his first challenger will be Ken Hasegawa, a star in Japan’s DEEP promotion who will be making his ONE debut.
Since becoming 185-pound champion, Sang (22-10, 1 NC) has picked up a pair of first-round victories fights outside of the division, submitting heavyweight Alain Ngalani and then knocking out Alexandre Machado to add the vacant ONE light heavyweight championship to his collection.
Hasegawa (16-2-1) has won four of his last five fights, with three of those victories coming by way of first-round finish. This past February, he submitted Genpei Hayashi with an arm-triangle choke in round one.