ONE Championship will return to Yangon 30 June where middleweight champion Vitaly Bigdash will defend his title against hometown hero Aung La N Sang for a second time.

The two first squared off in Jakarta earlier this year, where Bigdash earned a unanimous decision victory after five rounds. This time it will be on N Sang’s home turf.

The 32-year-old top middleweight contender is one of the world’s most renowned athletes from Myanmar, whose constricting style has earned him the nickname of ”The Burmese Python”. Born in Myitkyina in the mountainous Kachin State, he belongs to an ethnic minority known as the Kachin. This time, the Myanmar national hero believes he can produce a different result with better preparation in a highly-anticipated rematch against Bigdash.

“The last fight I took on short notice and I wasn’t at my best. This time, with better preparation and a full training camp, I vow to give a much better account of myself. Competing in Yangon in front of all my fans is such an honor, and I promise to do everything within my power to bring the belt back to Myanmar! It’s going to be an epic battle of attrition, and the better man will emerge victorious on the night.”

ONE: Light of a Nation will go down at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium on 30 June.

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