Aung La N Sang to Face Michal Pasternak in One Championship ‘State of Warriors’ Headliner

By Mike Sloan Sep 6, 2016

One Championship will invade Thurunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar, on Oct. 7 with a card headlined by middleweight encounter between Aung La N Sang and Michal Pasternak.

Additionally the event, entitled "State of Warriors," will see strawweight champion Yoshitaka “Nobita” Natito will defend his crown against Joshua Pacio in the “global” main event of the evening.

N Sang is currently enjoying a three-fight winning streak and has won six of his last seven dating back to 2012. “The Burmese Python” has choked out his last two opponents and the Bellator veteran is looking to impress his hometown fans with another win.

“The people of Myanmar are awesome MMA fans,” N Sang stated. “Although MMA is a fairly new sport in Myanmar, it brings me fulfillment to see fans enjoy the sport back home. I am truly honored to represent the nation and I will do my best to beat my opponent Michal Pasternak and make my people proud.”

Poland’s Pasternak burst into the pro ranks by winning his first 11 matches, but he’s coming off his first loss in May. Roger Gracie submitted him in the first with a textbook arm-triangle choke in a bid for the inaugural One Championship light heavyweight title and Pasternak is aiming to get back in the win column against the local fighter.

“My last bout taught me a lot,” Pasternak said. “I am young and talented, and I will show the world why I deserve to be called one of the top middleweight contenders in One Championship. I know Aung is the hometown hero, but I’m not here to stand in awe of others. I’m here to spoil the party and take over the division.”


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