Just one Championship are now environment up a stacked card for October with a return expected for just one of their major stars, Aung La N Sang.
Aung La trains at Sanford MMA in Florida and has been limited from competing by the pandemic and the a variety of travel limitations in position.
A single CEO, Chatri Sityodtong suggests that the promotion have identified a resolution and that the Burmese icon will defend his middleweight title versus the Dutch contender, Reinier De Ridder. Talking to Nick Atkin from SCMP Sityodtong explained,
‘There’s some huge points taking place, we have been performing with a large amount of governments. You’re gonna see some seriously amazing things coming out of A single Championship in the coming months.’
‘Aung La will be defending his title. His first opponent he was gonna protect towards ahead of the pandemic was Reinier, the undefeated Dutch fighter, but he was wounded from his very last fight, and that’s why we went with Vitaly Bigdash.’
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De Ridder has a 12- file and has received 3 straight considering that arriving in One particular in 2019. Aung La is 26-10 and is each the middleweight and gentle heavyweight winner. His very last bout was a effective defence of the latter against Brandon Vera back in Oct 2019. Aung La is driving a 7-fight profitable streak with his very last reduction coming towards Bigdash in their initially assembly in 2017. Chatri recommended that a trilogy bout in between the pair will be on the playing cards sometime in the future.
‘Both are worthy opponents. Individuals want to see a trilogy with Bigdash, they’re a single apiece, that is a major battle. But Reinier, that is gonna be a actually appealing struggle for Aung La as very well.’
Journey limits are still extremely considerably in position, specifically for people today coming from the US to Asia. It will be attention-grabbing to see what answers Just one have located to get their significant-identify US-based mostly fighters over to Asia. Aung La analyzed constructive for Covid-19 himself back again in July, but seems to be to have bounced again strongly and was just lately viewed sparring with Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson.
According to Chatri, Aung La’s return is just the tip of the iceberg and there will be numerous other significant fights introduced soon.
‘The global stars are back, we’re gonna have some mega playing cards coming up – a large amount of exciting things, whether or not it is MMA, Muay Thai, Kickboxing.’
If all goes to approach, which One particular fighters are you most keen to see again in action future thirty day period?