ONE middleweight champion Aung La Nsang (22-10-0, 1NC) added the light heavyweight crown to his mantle with a spectacular knockout victory over Brazilian Alexandre Machado (8-3-0) at ONE: Quest for Gold in Yangon, Myanmar on Feb 23.
Aung La N Sang made quick work of game contender Alexandre Machado to walk away as your new ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion, and now historic two-division world champion! #QuestForGold #Yangon #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/CFt9Ju2JyG
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) February 23, 2018
“The Burmese Python,” fighting in his native country, unloaded a right leg head kick through the guard of Machado to send him to the canvas. Follow up strikes forced referee Olivier Coste to call the bout at 56 seconds of the first round. The stoppage was the fastest in ONE’s light heavyweight history.
La Nsang now joins Martin Nguyen as the company’s only dual champions, with Nguyen looking to become the company’s only three-division champ with a win over bantamweight kingpin Bibiano Fernandes in March at ONE: Iron Will.
“One thing’s for sure. Myanmar, if we are united, nothing can stop us,” he said in the post-fight interview, while thanking his team, Hard Knocks 365 and striking coach Henri Hooft of The Netherlands.
“I want to be the best,” La Nsang added. “I want to defend these two belts. I do not want to hold them and leave.”
In other bouts:
BOZHENA ANTONIYAR DEF. SHWE SIN VIA TKO (PUNCHES ) R1 0:24
PRISCILLA HERTATI LUMBAN GAOL DEF. KRISNA LIMBAGA VIA SUBMISSION (SCARF HOLD ARMLOCK) R1 4:05
LI KAI WEN DEF. ROEL ROSAURO VIA SUBMISSION (GUILLOTINE CHOKE) R1 0:43
YE THWAY NE DEF. MIN MIN SAW VIA SPLIT DECISION
DAICHI TAKENAKA DEF. DAE HWAN KIM VIA DQ (ILLEGAL SPIKE) R1 3:06
TIMOFEY NASTYUKHIN DEF. AMIR KHAN VIA UD
PHOE THAW DEF. SOR SEY VIA KO (FRONT KICK) R1 1:53
EV TING DEF. ARIEL SEXTON VIA SD