28 June 2017 – Yangon, Myanmar: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship (ONE), recently held a Tree Planting Ceremony this past Wednesday, 28 June at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel.
In attendance were CEO of HTOO Hospitality, Mr. Raymond Bragg; ONE Championship Senior Vice President of Client Servicing & Strategic Partnerships; Mr. Victor Chu, as well as Myanmar martial arts hero, the “Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang; and rising star Phoe Thaw. Also at the ceremony were Ms Khinezar Minn Toon of AGD Bank, and Ms. Aye Mya Mu of FNI.
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Victor Chu, Senior Vice President, Client Servicing & Strategic Partnerships of ONE Championship, stated: “It is an honor for ONE Championship to be part of this special occasion. Every time we have a chance to give back to the community, it is always a great feeling. We have a responsibility to initiate positive effect on environmental and social well-being. We aren’t just in the business of putting on world-class events, we also have a deep-rooted interest in making the world a better place.”
Htoo Htet Tay Za, Managing Director of AGD Bank said: “AGD Bank is pleased to participate in the tree planting ceremony as the lead sponsor for ONE Championship. Going green is part of AGD Bank’s core identity. We have been planting around different parts of Myanmar over the years through the bank’s CSR programme. We are pleased to continue this tradition together with ONE Championship.”
ONE Championship returns to Yangon, Myanmar on 30 June for another blockbuster evening of world-class, authentic martial arts action. The Thuwunna Indoor Stadium is set to play host to ONE: LIGHT OF A NATION, featuring ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash, who will defend his title against hometown hero the “Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang in the main event.
“Aung La N Sang is a consummate professional through and through, and an even more fantastic human being. We are proud to have him on our roster of elite martial arts athletes, and are excited to watch another epic performance at ONE: LIGHT OF A NATION this Friday night,” said Chu.
ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash of Rostov-on-Don, Russia, has proven to be one of the most talented martial artists in the world. Making his ONE Championship debut in 2015, Bigdash captured the middleweight title with a resounding technical knockout victory over Igor Svirid, in one of the most action-packed contests in ONE Championship history. In his last bout, Bigdash successfully defended his world title for the first time against Aung La N Sang, winning by unanimous decision. With an unblemished professional record of nine wins and no losses, Bigdash is set to return to the ONE Championship cage in a rematch against the Myanmar hero.
32-year-old top middleweight contender Aung La N Sang is one of the world’s most renowned athletes from Myanmar, whose constricting style has earned him the moniker of the ”Burmese Python”. Born in Myitkyina in the mountainous Kachin State, he belongs to an ethnic minority known as the Kachin. In his most recent outing, Aung La N Sang battled valiantly against reigning ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash, losing via decision. This time, the Myanmar national hero believes he can produce a different result with better preparation in a highly-anticipated rematch against Bigdash.
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