Burmese Python wins championship

Nyi Nyi Soe Nyunt
Sang celebrating with his new championship belt. (Photo-Nyi Nyi Soe Nyunt)


Myanmar’s new mixed martial arts (MMA) hero Aung La N Sang conquered Vitaly “Bigdash” on June 30 at the Thuwanna Stadium for the middleweight championship belt.

“The Burmese Python” Sang, the more experienced fighter of the two now with a 20-10 record, lost to Bigdash in January.

However, Aung La N Sang managed to exact his revenge with a unanimous decision, knocking down Vitaly’s undefeated streak to a 9-1.

The Burmese fighter managed to take advantage of his opponent’s apparent superior conditioning by landing a huge strike that knocked him down and managed to keep Vitaly in defensive mode for most of that round.

Bigdash switched tactics following that round by continually taking his opponent to a ground grapple game but Sang managed to get away from several submission techniques including a near perfectly rear-naked choke.

Both fighters' pace slowed down considerably at the fourth round, especially the Russian after Sang’s strike combo left him nursing his eye.

All three judges were in favour of the fighter with the home advantage in the end and the stadium erupted with jubilant cheers.