Fighting out of Myanmar, “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang, 34, won in his home turf yet again. He successfully defended his ONE Middleweight World Champion belt from Mohammad Karaki of Lebanon at “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness.”
“Together, Myanmar, there are 60 million of us,” Aung said during his post-fight interview inside the cage with Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson, 40. “If we unite and if we work together, we can achieve anything.”
“ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” took place at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. in the main event, Aung knocked out Karaki.
“This is just the beginning,” Aung declared. “I’m going to keep getting better and I guarantee that I’m going to put on better shows.”
Aung was the aggressor from the opening bell, unloading a barrage of strikes against his Lebanese opponent, who tried in vain to take the bout to the ground. A well-placed uppercut from the defending champion stunned the challenger with a relentless volley of punches.
This forced referee Olivier Coste to call a halt to the contest and award the victory to Aung. The impressive performance of the hometown hero earned him the GoDaddy Knockout of the Night.
“ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” was the second ONE Championship event in Myanmar in 2018. Here are the official results:
- Flyweight bout: Rudy Agustian defeats Kaji Ebin by Submission (Americana) at 4:01 minutes of round 1
- Bantamweight bout: Ahmad Qais Jasoor defeats Ma Xu Dong by Knockout (KO) at 2:16 minutes of round 2
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Flyweight bout: Josh Tonna defeats Joseph Lasiri by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Welterweight bout: Luis Santos defeats Daichi Abe by Knockout (KO) at 0:33 minutes of round 1
- Flyweight bout: Ye Thway Ne defeats Mite Yine by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Bantamweight bout: Han Zi Hao defeats Ryan Jakiri by Knockout (KO) at 1:39 minutes of round 1
- Catch Weight bout (67.0kgs): Masakazu Imanari defeats Radeem Rahman by Submission (Armbar) at 1:23 minutes of round 1
- ONE Super Series Light Heavyweight Kickboxing bout: Tarik Khbabez defeats Ibrahim El Bouni by TKO at 2:26 minutes of round 3
- Featherweight bout: Keanu Subba defeats Phoe Thaw by Submission (Guillotine) at 2:47 minutes of round 1
- ONE Middleweight World Championship bout: Aung La N Sang defeats Mohammad Karaki by TKO (Strikes) at 2:21 minutes of round 1
Watch all the “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” bouts here: