Burmese Python aims to wrap up world title in MMA rematch with Russian

Aung La N San has been training hard to claim the world title from a Russian who beat him in January. (Photo-Nyi Nyi Soe Nyunt)

The MMA fighter known as the Burmese Python, Aung La N Sang, has been training hard in a bid for the world middleweight title.

Aung La N Sang said he would fight to the best of his ability in his rematch with Russian MMA fighter Vitaly Bigdash for the middleweight belt.

The fight will be held at the National Indoor Stadium in Thuwunna on June 30.

Bigdash made light of his year-plus absence from the fighting cage to claim a one-sided decision win over Aung La N Sang in Indonesia in January.  The bout in Jakarta was headlined  One: Quest for Power  and it was the undefeated Russian who prevailed after a 25-minute battle. Aung La N Sang managed to stay in the fight against the Russian for five rounds, but in the end he lost to his opponent due to bruises and cuts.

Aung La N Sang said: “I have been preparing to stage a comeback against Vitaly since the world middleweight title was surrendered.  We will have to fight for a 25-minute battle. I am trying to put in effort for every second. I will try to grab the world title on June 30.”

Bigdash is undefeated in nine fights. The Champion One organisation substituted the MMA fighter who had been due to fight Bigdash with Aung La N San in the January fight.  The originally scheduled fighter had withdrawn from the bout.

The return bout with Bigdash will be on home soil for Aung La N Sang. He defeated Egyptian Mohamed Ali and Pole Park Starnet in his last two fights. The bout against Bigdash will be the third match for Aung La N Sang in Myanmar. 

Translated by Win Htut