The WKA fighter of the month is the current ONE
middleweight world champion Aung La Nsang.
Fighting out of crazy 88’s MMA of Owings Mills
Maryland, Nsang has a career of over 14 years of
training in the martial arts.
Trained in BJJ by
Julius Parks and MMA by Lloyd Irving, Aung has a pro
MMA record of 21 wins and 1 no contest.
November 3 of 2017 Aung successfully defended the ONE
Middleweight World Championship in a super fight
against heavyweight fighter Pierre Alain Ngalani
defeating his opponent in the first round with a
Aung stated that “a love of
combat sports and being able to defend yourself as
well as pushing your physical limits is what first
attracted him to the world of combat sports; the idea
of being able to compete excited him and after his
first bout he was hooked”. Nsang went on to say that
he has “a true love of competition”.
informed the WKA during an interview for this piece
that he “studies many quality fighters and has always
had an affinity for the martial arts”.
growing up he enjoyed films featuring some of his
idols including Bruce Lee and Jett Li.
an immediate goal to fight for the next three years
(the remainder of his contract with the ONE combat
promotion) and to continue to defend the world
middleweight championship as many times as he can
during this time.
His training includes twice a
day sessions for 6 days out of the week of sparring,
technical work, wrestling, boxing, cardio and strength
and conditioning. These training camps take place
6 to 8 weeks before competition.
big title defense will be on February 24 from Burma,
Southeast Asia. Although his opponent has yet to be
determined Aung is anxious to compete and successfully
defend his title once again.
is unique in the fact that he regularly “spars with
pro boxers and grapples with BJJ world champions;
doing everything he can to be a well-rounded MMA
His advice to any new fighters in the
world of martial arts is that “it is a long grind...if
you look at my career I didn’t have anything for the
first 12 years...if you’re willing to put in that work
go for it...if not try something easier. Competing in
combat sports is not for everyone”.
We at the
WKA honored to recognize Aung La N Sang as the WKA
fighter of the month.