Aung La N Sang and Mohammad Karaki face-off at media open workout

ONE Championship, today held the official ONE: Pursuit of Greatness face-off and media open workout at Junction City, Yangon. Facing off for the very first time ahead of their upcoming main event were ONE Middleweight and Light Heavyweight World Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang of Myanmar and the challenger Mohammad “O Lutador” Karaki of Lebanon. 
Taking place this Friday, at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium, Yangon, Myanmar, national icon and two-division ONE World Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang returns to action to defend his ONE Middleweight World Title against the challenger, Mohammad “O Lutador” Karaki. The stacked card, featuring the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent, also features a series of compelling supporting bouts.

Aung La N Sang is Myanmar’s most successful athlete in history, whose impressive submission skills has earned him the moniker of ”The Burmese Python”. Born in Myitkyina in the mountainous Kachin State, he belongs to an ethnic minority known as the Kachin. Aung La N Sang captured the ONE Middleweight World Championship with a unanimous decision victory over Vitaly Bigdash in June of 2017. In February 2018, he defeated Brazil’s Alexandre Machado to be crowned the ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion. Next up, the 33-year-old is set to defend his middleweight title against Mohammad Karaki.

Undefeated Mohammad “O Lutador” Karaki is a 27-year-old middleweight with an unblemished professional record of 9-0. The Phoenix Middleweight Champion, Karaki is considered one of the greatest mixed martial artists from the middle east. He also formerly held the Desert Force light heavyweight and middleweight titles. Of his nine victories, only one bout reached the final bell. With five submissions and three captivating knockouts to his name, Karaki is a feared finisher who is expected to bring the firepower when he meets “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang for the ONE Middleweight World Championship.


Main Card

Aung La N Sang vs. Mohammad Karaki – Middleweight
Phoe Thaw vs. Keanu Subba – Featherweight
Rafael Nunes vs. Movlid Khaibulaev – Featherweight
Ibrahim El Bouni vs. Tarik Khabez – Light Heavyweight (kickboxing)
Han Zi Hao vs. Ryan Jakiri – Bantamweight (kickboxing)
Emilio Urrutia vs. Kazuki Tokudome – Featherweight
Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke vs. Himanshu Kaushik – Strawweight

Preliminary Card

Luis Santos vs. Daichi Abe – Welterweight
Ye Thway vs. Mite Yine – Strawweight
Ma Xu Dong vs. Ahmad Qais Jasoor – Bantamweight
Joseph Lasiri vs. Josh Tonna – Flyweight (kickboxing)
Rudy Agustian vs. Asraful Islam – Flyweight (kickboxing)

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