Myanmar’s mixed martial arts (MMA) darling Aung La N Sang made an appearance at Yangon’s Junction City on October 24 for the official ONE: PURSUIT OF GREATNESS Face-Off with Lebanon’s Mohammad “O Lutador” Karaki. The event was held ahead of the pair’s upcoming fight on October 26 in Yangon's Thuwana Stadium.
Kachin-born Aung La, who is also known as the Burmese Python for his submission skills, is Myanmar’s most successful athlete. The 33-year-old captured the ONE Middleweight World Championship with a unanimous decision victory over Vitaly Bigdash in June 2017. In February 2018, he defeated Brazil’s Alexandre Machado to be crowned the ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion.
Aung La is set to defend his middleweight title against 27-year-old middleweight Mohammad Karaki, who has an unblemished professional record of 9-0.
Headquartered in Singapore, ONE Championship says it is the world's largest martial arts organisation, hosting bouts across all styles of martial arts such as Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Lethwei, Mixed Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do, Submission Grappling and more.