MMA

Angela Lee-Mei Yamaguchi rematch happening in Singapore on May 18, 2018

Angela Lee, Mei Yamaguchi

04 April 2018 – Singapore: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced additional bouts for” ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” set for May 18, 2018 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The absolute best in local and international martial arts talent are ready to showcase their incredible skills on the largest global platform of martial arts competition.

In the main event, reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, 21, of Singapore makes her highly-anticipated return to action to defend her title against Japanese veteran Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi, 35, of Japan in a rematch. ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated, “Headlining the card is Asia’s biggest martial arts star, ‘Unstoppable’ Angela Lee, as she continues to embody the true warrior spirit of martial arts.”

“She returns to the ONE Championship cage to resume her incredible career,” Sityodtong said of Lee. “Mei Yamaguchi is ready to give her a tough challenge however, and the two have danced inside the cage once before.”

Lee is considered one of ONE Championship’s most outstanding athletes. She captured the inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship with an awe-inspiring victory over Mei Yamaguchi in 2016, and has since then defended the title successfully on two occasions. Lee’s beautiful combination of elite striking and grappling has proven to be a potent formula for success, as she has remained unbeaten in her career. In the most recent bout of an impressive run, Lee dominated top contender Istela Nunes, showcasing her wide array of skills despite suffering from illness. She is widely-considered on a global scale to be one of the biggest names actively competing in the sport.

On the other hand, Yamaguchi is a female atomweight standout and a former ONE world title challenger from Tokyo. She is the DEEP Jewels Featherweight Champion, and owns seven submissions and two knockouts in her 28-bout professional career. In 2016, Yamaguchi challenged Angela Lee for the inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship in an epic showdown that would later win multiple ‘Bout of the Year’ honors from international media publications. In her last outing, Yamaguchi thoroughly defeated Gina Iniong of the Philippines to win impressively by unanimous decision after three rounds.

Here is a clip featuring Lee and her fellow ONE Championship titleholders:

Ticket information for ONE: UNSTOPPABLE DREAMS is available at www.onefc.com.

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