Aung La N Sang to defend ONE middleweight title vs. Ken Hasegawa in June

Aung La N Sang
ONE Championship

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.

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