ONE Championship: Quest for Gold Sees Aung La N Sang vs. Alexandre Machado Competing for Light Heavyweight Title

Aung La N Sang returns at ONE Championship: Quest for Gold
Aung La N Sang vs Alain Ngalani Credit: ONE Championship

The ONE Championship: Quest for Gold main event has been unveiled!

On Wednesday, ONE Championship announced the main and co-main event of their upcoming ONE Championship: Quest for Gold show. The card takes place at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on February 23. Topping the event will be middleweight champion Aung La N Sang vs. Alexandre Machado of Brazil. The pair will be competing for the promotion’s vacant light heavyweight title. It’s the second straight superfight for Sang, who most recently competed at heavyweight.

Aung La N Sang (21-10), also known as ‘The Burmese Python,’ captured the ONE middleweight crown against Vitaly Bigdash at Light of a Nation in June. Subsequent to that victory, he faced Alain Ngalani at Hero’s Dream in November, a heavyweight bout that Sang won via submission. Now, he’ll be vying for a second title. Should he win, he’ll be one of two champions in ONE Championship to currently hold two belts. Martin Nguyen, who currently holds both the featherweight and lightweight titles in the promotion, is the other.

Brazil’s Machado (8-2), meanwhile, is coming off a win over Ngalani at heavyweight in August. He has competed at light heavyweight before, however.

The co-main event of Quest for Gold, meanwhile, will see Amir Khan taking on Russia’s Timofey Nastyukhin. Ev Ting vs. Ariel Sexton and Saw Min Min vs. Ye Thway Ne were also announced for the card. More fights are expected to be unveiled at a later date.