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SOURCE Crazy 88 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Upcoming bout may decide whether instructor at Crazy 88 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gets his bid for welterweight championship
ELKRIDGE, Md., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aung La N Sang, a Muay Thai instructor at the Crazy 88 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy (http://baltimoremixedmartialarts.com) and a professional mixed martial arts fighter, is scheduled to fight in Cage Fury Fighting Championship 23. Organized by and named for one of America's top MMA organizations, the competition will take place on Friday, April 12 at Valley Forge Casino in King of Prussia, Pa.
Nicknamed "The Burmese Python" in tribute to his home country of Myanmar, the Kachin fighter will face off against Kyle "Alley Cat" Baker. La N Sang will pit the skills he honed at Crazy 88 and the experience gained in his 16-8 win-loss record against Baker's 12-7 win-loss career record. If he wins the fight, La N Sang is likely to get the chance to go head-to-head with the current welterweight champion George Sullivan.
La N Sang migrated to the United States when he was 18 and while a sophomore in college, he began fight training. "I'd fallen in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA, so three times a week, I'd drive from Andrews University in Michigan to a Carlson Gracie Affiliate school in Indiana," he recounted. After graduation, La N Sang moved to Maryland and found a supportive place where he could both teach and develop his martial arts skills -- Crazy 88. In the years since, he has amassed an impressive professional record, fighting for the Bellator Fighting Championships, KOTC and Ring of Combat, to name a few.
La N Sang spent the early part of 2013 working on all aspects of his fighting skills with a boxing coach as well as wrestling and grappling with world champions at Crazy 88. "We're part of the Team Lloyd Irvin Association, the mid-Atlantic's most successful MMA and grappling competition team," said Julius Park, who has overseen La N Sang's training for the past six years. "It's a point of pride for us to be able to support and hone the skills of members who are competing at the highest levels as well as teaching total beginners."
La N Sang's goal is to work his way up to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world's largest MMA promotion company. But rising through the ranks is not his only focus. When he won his last bout in CFFC 17 on Oct 13, 2012, La N Sang held aloft a Kachin flag and vowed to donate part of his purse to help the tens of thousands displaced refugees. His ultimate objective is to open a fight school in Myanmar.
Of his upcoming bout and opponent, La N Sang said, "I am very excited to fight him and thankful for the opportunity. Life is a fight."
About Crazy 88 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Crazy 88 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu welcomes men, women and children of all ages and physical abilities. The 15,000-sq.-ft. martial arts facility is located conveniently between Baltimore and Columbia, Md. The school is part of the Team Lloyd Irvin Association, the only mid-Atlantic team to have members competing at the highest levels in the following:
Mixed Martial Arts (Ultimate Fighting Championship -- UFC & World Extreme Cagefighting -- WEC)
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation sanctioned events)
Kids' Martial Arts (Crazy 88 is the only school to produce IBJJF Juvenile World Champions and Medalists.)
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