Aung La N Sang vs. Leandro Ataides
Aung La N Sang and Leandro Ataides are aiming for revenge with Reinier de Ridder, current holder of the One Championship title in two divisions. First, they have to deal with each other.
Sang will meet Ataides at the One Championship Battleground Main Event on July 30 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. Neither man can afford a misstep. Blood enters the cage on a two-game losing streak. “The Burmese Python” last appeared on One on TNT 4, where he relinquished his light heavyweight championship in a five-round loss to de Ridder on April 28. Ataides, meanwhile, have claimed three wins in their last four outings. He last participated in the One Championship “Warrior’s Code” on February 7, 2020, when he found himself on the wrong side of the scoreboards against de Ridder after three rounds.
As Sang and Ataides approach their pivotal showdown, a look at some of the numbers that have accompanied them so far:
36: Ans pour Sang, born May 21, 1985 in Myitkyina, Myanmar.
24: Sang wins by knockout, technical knockout or submission, representing 92% of his career total (26). His list of victims includes Brandon Vera, Ken Hasegawa (twice) and Chris Price. Sang has two other wins by decision.
6: Stop wins in less than a minute on the Blood CV. However, only one of them took place within One Championship. Sang brought down Alexandre Machado with a header and follow-up punches 56 seconds after their ‘Quest for Gold’ duo debuted in February 2018, as he won the light heavyweight title of the organization.
2379: Days spent by Sang as the holder of the One Championship title. He held the promotion middleweight crown from June 30, 2017 to October 30, 2020 and his light heavyweight championship from February 23, 2018 to April 28, 2021.
.766: Percentage of cumulative wins between the 11 men — de Ridder (twice), Vitaly Bigdash, Jonavin Webb, Sam Oropeza, Drew Puzon, Uriah Hall, Costas Philippou, James Lee, Julio Paulino, Jim Martens and Emerson Rushing — who beat Sang . They sport a combined record of 128-39.
34: Years for Ataides, born in Rio de Janeiro on September 4, 1986.
8: Assaides wins by knockout, technical knockout or submission, representing 73% of his career total (11). His list of victims includes the aforementioned Bigdash, Mohamed Ali and Tatsuya Mizuno. Ataides has three more wins by decision.
17: It took only seconds for Igor Svirid to beat Ataides, as he won the inaugural One Championship middleweight title at “Battle of Lions” on November 7, 2014. It was the Brazilian’s first career loss.
1 175: Days since Ataides recorded one last victory – a technical knockout of Bigdash at the One Championship “Grit and Glory” in May 2018.
.750: Cumulative percentage of wins between the four men – de Ridder, Svirid, Marcin Prachnio and Aleksei Butorin – who beat Ataides. They hold a combined record of 57-19.