Aung La N Sang was born in Myitkyina in Myanmar, and was already a tremendous athlete at school in Yangon before moving to the United States in 2003. The following year, he began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and other martial arts while studying Agriculture Science at Andrews University in Michigan, and was instantly hooked.
After graduating, he travelled all over the country working as a migratory bee keeper, but soon decided to settle down and dedicate his life to martial arts. Aung La N Sang made his professional debut in 2005, and soon built a reputation for his outstanding submission skills, earning himself the nickname of the “Burmese Python”. Of his 20 career wins, 11 have come by way of tap out, with an additional seven knockouts proving his well-roundedness .
After signing for ONE Championship in 2014, Aung La N Sang returned to Myanmar two years later at ONE: UNION OF WARRIORS, winning his bout to become a national hero. However, it wasn’t until 30 June 2017 at ONE: LIGHT OF A NATION that the “Burmese Python” would make history. He defeated Vitaly Bigdash to become the ONE Middleweight World Champion, uniting Myanmar in celebration as they lauded the country’s foremost sporting achievement.