Aung La N Sang, the ONE Middleweight and Light Heavyweight World Champion, has signed a contract for defending his ONE Middleweight title in the near future, according to an statement released on his social media page.
De Ridder of Netherlands, who defeated Brazilian fighter Leandro Ataides in the ONE Championship event titled ‘Warrior’s Code’, held on 7 February in Jakarta, Indonesia, was unofficially billed as his potential challenger. But, De Ridder was injured recently, and ONE Championship has not announced the name of the challenger yet.
Aung La’s signing of the contract indicates that he is preparing to face any fighter.
“ONE Championship middleweight title bout signed. It will not be against the puzzle-piece Reinier de Ridder since he said he’s injured. But, I promise it will be an amazing bout and my team at Sanford MMA and my trainers will get me ready,” Aung La N Sang stated on his social media page.
After the name of the challenger is made official, the promised fight will be one of the biggest in ONE Championship in 2020.
The exact dates and venues will be released soon by ONE Championship after the middleweight challenger is confirmed by ONE Championship. —Lynn Thit (Tgi)