Aung La N Sang returns to action against Shamil Erdogan at ONE 168

By BJPENN.COM Staff - June 27, 2024

One of the most beloved superstars in ONE Championship is finally making his return to action.

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Aung La N Sang battles Shamil Erdogan in a middleweight MMA bout at the highly anticipated ONE 168: Denver. This event takes place at the 21,000-capacity Ball Arena in Colorado on September 6.

His tenure in ONE is nothing short of legendary. He has been a promotional mainstay since 2014, boasting 15 wins in 19 appearances.

“The Burmese Python” achieved elite status in his career when he simultaneously reigned as the ONE Middleweight and Light Heavyweight MMA World Champion.

Although he hasn’t held a ONE World Title since 2021, the 39-year-old veteran is far from finished.

The Kill Cliff FC member continues to prove he has a lot left in his gas tank. In fact, he is currently riding high on a three-fight winning streak, toppling the likes of Yushin Okami, Gilberto Galvao, and Fan Rong.

Aung La N Sang now looks to sustain his momentum and inch closer to a potential shot at 26 pounds of gold in the division.

Shamil Erdogan provides acid test for Aung La N Sang

Standing in Aung La N Sang’s way, however, is Shamil Erdogan.

A former member of the Turkish Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Team, Erdogan is a world-class grappler renowned for his elite takedown game.

Transitioning seamlessly to MMA, he has amassed a flawless 9-0 record to begin his professional career.

His promotional debut this past June was a statement-making performance. There, he delivered an emphatic TKO victory over Fan Rong, marking his fourth consecutive finish.

Erdogan’s upcoming clash against Aung La N Sang presents an opportunity to solidify his status as a serious contender in the middleweight MMA division.

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