Aung La N Sang and Vitaly Bigdash are being slated for a war to settle the score. N Sang vs Bigdash III is fittingly set for the third installment of ONE on TNT on April 21st.
Turner Sports is teaming up with ONE Championship for a multi-part series of events throughout April. The ONE on TNT series kicks off on April 7th with a star-studded card and will run weekly.
ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong broke news surrounding the programming partnership at a press conference today. Sityodtong indicated that this run of shows would be airing primetime in the United States.
N Sang vs Bigdash III
Aung La N Sang and Vitaly Bigdash are now one apiece through their pair of iconic middleweight title fights. Both of these legendary wars went the distance.
Vitaly Bigdash got the nod in their first outing and retained the hardware in that January 2017 contest. N Sang would rebound less than six months later to emerge from the sequel with the ONE Championship belt hoisted overhead.
Close to four years after the sophomore effort, these two will finally have their rubber match. The key distinction with this fight though is that the ONE Championship middleweight crown will not be on the line.
In fact, N Sang is looking to rebound from losing the ONE middleweight belt. He lost his claim on the title via first-round rear-naked choke to Reinier de Ridder in October.
Bigdash reinserted himself in the win column and bounced back from consecutive defeats. Vitaly Bigdash finished Yuki Niimura with an inverted triangle-armbar in the first round of their fight.
A noteworthy detail though is that fight happened in December 2018. Injuries and event cancellations have kept Bigdash out of competition since that contest.
Who do you think wins the fight and the series overall when N Sang vs Bigdash III goes down?