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

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 08:25 PM March 31, 2019

TOKYO, 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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