Aung La Nsang is set to take on Yushin Okami at ONE on Amazon Prime 4 in Tokyo. It will be the promotion’s first event in Japan since 2019 and the two middleweight veterans are in negotiations for a fight that has been in the works for several months.
La Nsang took to Instagram to call out Okami who he describes as his ‘favourite middleweight to watch’:
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La Nsang has been calling for the fight since April when he asked Okami on Instagram ‘shall we dance’? But this time the fight really does appear to be happening with promotional officials confirming that both men had been sent bout agreements.
It seems La Nsang is just putting a bit of pressure on the UFC veteran to get his contract signed so that the fight can be announced. ONE Championship’s last 23 events have taken place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium but the promotion is returning to Tokyo for the first time in three years.
La Nsang, who recently spoke 0ut about the executions in Myanmar, has fought on both of the ONE Championship cards to be held in the city and beat Brandon Vera on the most recent in 2019. The promotion recently signed a broadcast deal with Amazon Prime which will see cards streamed live on the platform every month:
🚨 BIG NEWS 🚨 ONE Championship is coming BACK to U.S. prime time on Amazon Prime Video 🇺🇸
Stay tuned for more details!@PrimeVideo | #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/t6diSS1rHG
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) April 27, 2022
La Nsang is the former middleweight and light heavyweight champion and at one stage he was ONE Championship’s pound for pound king. But his stock has fallen after back to back defeats to Reinier de Ridder and the Burmese star is currently without a title.
But unlike Okami he has been active and has fought three times since the UFC veteran last stepped inside the ONE Championship cage. Meanwhile Okami is a legend in his own right having fought 21 times for the UFC and been in with the likes of Anderson Silva, Jake Shields, Rich Franklin, Chael Sonnen and Mark Munoz.
ONE on Prime Video 4 is scheduled for November 19th and that event is headed to Tokyo. These events usually take place on Saturday morning (local time) in order to be broadcast live in North America on Friday night.
ONE on Prime Video 1 is set for the Singapore Indoor Stadium on August 27th and will be headlined by a flyweight title fight between Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson. These cards look set to feature the promotion’s biggest stars and two middleweight legends will finally be going head to head on one of them this November.