ANGELA LEE AND ISTELA NUNES FIGURE IN INTENSE STAREDOWN AHEAD OF ONE WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CLASH AT ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES
25 May 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held the official Public Face-Off for ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES, Thursday, 25 May at Singapore’s premiere party spot, Clarke Quay. Facing each other for the last time before they step inside the ONE Championship cage on Friday night were main event combatants ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee and challenger Istela Nunes. Also in attendance were ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren and co-main event challenger Agilan Thani.
Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “Our amazing ONE Championship athletes are ready to take the global stage this Friday night. It’s going to be another awesome showcase of authentic martial arts action as ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee returns home to Singapore to defend her title against a young, hungry warrior in Istela Nunes. In addition, one of the best fighters in the world bar none, Ben Askren, is ready to accept the challenge from the pride of Malaysia — the talented Agilan Thani.”
Angela Lee, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion, stated: “It is always such an amazing feeling to be able to perform in front of my fans in Singapore. It is an honor. I promised that I would stay as active as I can this year, and this is my second fight already in just a few months. I live for challenges like these and I cannot wait to step inside the cage and to do what I love to do. I’m more than confident going into this fight like I am with each of my fights. I’m ready for Istela, she’s not welcome here. I’m going to defend my turf, my home.”
Istela Nunes, ONE world title challenger, stated: “I have been preparing for this moment all my life. This is my opportunity to realize a dream I have had since I started in this sport. It’s going to be a tough fight and I am ready for the best Angela Lee ever. I will do my best to claim victory and bring the title back home to Brazil.”