Coming off a brutal war against Ken Hasegawa in July, Aung La N Sang returns in October to defend his middleweight title against undefeated Mohammad Karaki.
ONE Championship multi-weight champion Aung La N Sang returns this October, and is set to defend his middleweight title at ONE: Pursuit of Greatness. Challenging for the title in Yangon, Myanmar will be Mohammad Karaki. ONE released the news in a press release on Thursday. It will be the second straight title defense at middleweight for ‘The Burmese Python,’ who also holds the ONE Championship light heavyweight title.
“Aung La N Sang is a two-division titleholder and an absolute phenom, beloved by his people for his immense skill in the martial arts arena, and his ability to unite everyone whenever he performs,” Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, said in Thursday’s press release. “He embodies the true values of martial arts and is a tremendous champion with a big heart.”
N Sang (23-10), who hails from Myanmar, is coming off an absolute war against Ken Hasegawa at ONE Championship: Spirit of a Warrior in July. He finished Hawegawa in the fifth round, but not before the two thoroughly battered each other for the better part of the fight in a middleweight classic. The pride of Myanmar, Aung La N Sang has won four straight bouts, and eight of his last nine.
Mohammad “O Lutador” Karaki (9-0) will put his undefeated record on the line against the champ. A Phoenix FC champion who previously fought in Desert Force, where he held both the middleweight and light heavyweight titles, Karaki has eight finishes in his nine pro fights. That includes five submissions, and three knockouts.
Additional bouts are expected to be added to the card in the coming weeks. ONE Championship: Pursuit of Greatness takes place October 26 at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.