At ONE Fight Night 10 on Prime Video, which took place on May 5 in Denver, Colorado, ‘The Burmese Python’ triumphed over ‘King Kong Warrior’ to win the second-round submission bout. It’s interesting to note that he achieved it with a smooth ninja choke that came after he was rocked back by a strong right hand from Fan Rong. He did it.
In the first round of the middleweight bout that was the main event, both competitors went right at each other, trading big blows back and forth. At the beginning of the second round, the heated engagement that had been going on previously continued.
When Fan Rong rocked Aung La N Sang with the strong right, he opened up an early door of opportunity for himself.
Unfortunately for him, it also signalled the end of his drive since after attempting a takedown, he ended up falling victim to the Kill Cliff FC standout’s chokehold, which resulted in the tap-out. He had no choice but to submit.
In an interview with the South China Morning Post following his victory, 37-year-old Aung La N Sang expressed how thrilled he was with the victory, but he also took the time to praise Fan Rong’s development as a fighter. The interview took place after Aung La N Sang had conquered his opponent.
The Burmese-American celebrity is quoted as saying:
“I was shocked that he stood with me for such a long period of time, but it goes to show that he has improved his striking as well. This was like better striking than I’ve seen him in vids, so I’m sure he’s training hard as well. He is still in his youth.”
Watch the interview starting at 2 minutes and 8 seconds below:
Aung La N Sang, a former world champion in both the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions of ONE, won his third consecutive fight in less than half a year with this victory.
Aung La has made it clear that he desires another opportunity to win the middleweight title, which is currently held by Reinier de Ridder of the Netherlands.
ONE Fight Night 10 was ONE Championship’s first live on-ground show in the United States. It was held in Denver at the 1stBank Centre, which was completely sold out for the event. A free replay of it is being offered by Amazon Prime to customers in North America.