Aung La N Sang keeps ONE middleweight title, Brandon Vera challenges for Light heavyweight belt

first_imgTOKYO, Japan—Two-division champion Aung La N Sang retained his ONE middleweight world title on Sunday after knocking out Ken Hasegawa in their rematch in ONE: A New Era at Ryogoku Kokugikan here.But before he could even step outside of the cage, a new challenger already awaits, this time for his light heavyweight belt.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Kevin Belingon yields ONE bantamweight belt after getting disqualified Aung La accepted Vera’s proposition and ONE founder, chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong immediately gave his go-signal.“Let’s get it on,” Sityodtong said, prompting a roar from the crowd.A slimmed down Brandon Vera says he’s moving down in weight to challenge Aung La Naang for the ONE light heavyweight world title. | @MarkGiongcoINQ pic.twitter.com/KbHstUUlLw— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) March 31, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Google Philippines names new country director Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes PLAY LIST 01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Shortly after delivering a second-round stoppage of Hasegawa, Aung La was joined by Vera in the cage where “The Truth” issued his challenge to the Burmese hero. 🚨 IT’S ON 🚨 Aung La N Sang accepts Brandon Vera’s challenge for the ONE Light Heavyweight World Title! @AungLANsang @Verafied #WeAreONE #ANewEra #Tokyo #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/03gPlbzj6D— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 31, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vera hasn’t faced any worthy competition since his move to ONE Championship and Aung La would certainly give him what he lacks.The 41-year-old Vera captured the inaugural heavyweight title in 2015 and he’s only defended it twice against overmatched opponents in Hideki Sekine and Mauro Cerilli.Vera demolished Sekine and Cerilli in just one round.Aung La N Sang retains his ONE Middleweight World Title with a HUGE knockout of Ken Hasegawa at 4:41 of Round 2 👊 @AungLANsang #WeAreONE #ANewEra #Tokyo #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/5qL2Opxew8— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 31, 2019 View commentslast_img

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