A new challenger for Myanmar’s famous mixed martial arts fighter Aung La N Sang has came out officially.This will be the second time for Aung La,also known as Burmese Python,to defend his middleweight world title next month.Is his middleweight champion belt going to be on the line in October? It may be more harder than the first time for him.
The event organizer, One Championship has already signed with Aung La N Sang since last August, for the world title defense bout scheduled on October 26.But they had not announced the challenger for Aung La N Sang.
Aung La posted on his facebook on September 14 about coming defense of his champion belt.
“ONE Championship is back in Yangon on Oct 26th, 2018 at the Thuwanna Stadium! My 10th fight for One Championship is official and I am excited to compete against an undefeated champion from Lebanon. I’m training hard and taking this match very seriously. Thank you for your love and support!’’
Who is the challenger and how about him? The challenger,one of the top MMA fighters in the Middle East,is from Lebanon. His name is Mohammed Karaki,27, nicknamed ‘O lutador’ having a record of 9 wins and 0 loss in his MMA career. The most prominent is having a record first round knock-outs in previous eight fights.He is the first Phoenix middleweight champion.
Lebanese fighter Mohammed Karaki posted on September 14 on his Facebook page about his contract with One Championship, the event organizer from Singapore.
“Yes its ON !
Heading to my biggest dreams coming true , fighting for the middle weight world title @onechampionship. The biggest fight of my career will be against the world Burmese undefeated champion on the 26th of October in Myanmar.I proudly will be representing my home country Lebanon sadly alone ! But as I always said Allah is by my side and who is better than HIM !!”
This middleweight world championship bout between current holder Aung La N Sang and Mohammed Karaki, will see as main event, dubbed “ ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” on October 26 at Thuwuna Indoor Stadium in Yangon.And there will be other smaller fights in that event. Aung La N Sang is world champion of both middleweight and light heavyweight. The October bout is the second defense for his middleweight belt.He defended successfully his middleweight belt in June, after knocking out his the first challenger Ken Hasegawa of Japan at Thuwuna Indoor Stadium.
The two fighters will be excited truly because the one have to defend not to lose his world champion belt on his native land,Myanmar and the next one have to try to step up the world championship in MMA.Aung La supporters from Myanmar will really expect better of Aung La to hold his world champion belt. Aung La,fight for your dignity!And for your native country!