The 30-year-old shocked the world on Friday, 30 October, by ending the Myanmar sports icon’s seven-bout winning streak with a near-perfect performance at ONE: INSIDE THE MATRIX.
The ONE Middleweight World Title fight between Aung La Nsang(Burmese Python) ???????? and Reinier De Ridder ???????? ended in JAW-DROPPING fashion! #InsideTheMatrix
Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, October 30, 2020
Aung La N Sang started well with an uppercut that was inches away from ending the match inside of 10 seconds. He followed that with a hard low kick that buckled the challenger’s left leg and then sprawled hard to defend a double-leg takedown.
However, De Ridder kept hold of the two-division ONE World Champion and dragged him to the mat. Within seconds, he took Aung La N Sang’s back and took control of the contest against the Circle Wall.
“The Burmese Python” was put in a bad spot as he was caught in a body triangle, but he stayed composed to defend the challenger’s rear-naked choke attempts.
With two minutes remaining in the opening stanza, Aung La N Sang saw an opportunity to escape when “The Dutch Knight” released the body triangle, but he only succeeded in finding deeper trouble.
As his opponent stood up, De Ridder jumped on his back, locked on the body triangle once again, and attacked for the choke.
It took a moment for the Combat Brothers representative to slide his right arm under Aung La N Sang’s chin, but the tap came seconds later, and a new World Champion was crowned.
The stoppage came at the 3:26 mark of the first round and improved De Ridder’s perfect record to 13-0 with an incredible 92 percent finishing rate. Meanwhile, Aung La N Sang remains the ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion.