MMA

Christian Lee: Martin Nguyen is a noble warrior

Martin Nguyen, Chatri Sityodtong, Christian Lee

Martin Nguyen, Chatri Sityodtong, Christian Lee

Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 19, of Singapore began his professional career on an absolute tear, railing off five straight victories by thrilling finish. He is the younger brother of reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, 21.

On May 18, 2018, Christian will make an attempt to win one of the two titles currently held by reigning ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Australia and Vietnam. Co-headlining “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” ” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore, Christian and Nguyen will compete for the featherweight world championship.

While aware of the strength of the reigning ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion, Christian is determined to win the belt. The Singaporean teen fighter said, “Martin is a tremendous athlete and a noble warrior, but I am coming to take away the belt.”

“All my life, all the hard work I have put into training, all the fights, they have all led me to this moment right here,” Christian stated. “I have waited long enough for this title shot, and I am prepared to leave it all inside the cage this Friday night.”

The bout between Christian and Nguyen is a rematch. When they fought on August 13, 2016 at “ONE: Heroes of the World” at the Cotai Arena in Macau. Nguyen submitted Christian via guillotine choke in the first round.

“I have learned and improved a lot since our last match,” Christian said. “Things will end differently this time around.”

A former Pankration World Champion, Christian has impressed fans with his ability to seek out stoppage wins over top-caliber opponents featuring an exciting fan-friendly style. In his most recent bout, he toppled Japanese veteran Kazunori Yokota, 40, winning via second-round guillotine choke to improve his record to 9 wins and 1 loss.

The only fighter to defeat Christian is Nguyen. Riding an impressive four-bout winning streak with all four wins coming by finish, Christian is set to showcase his skills once more inside the ONE Championship cage.

On May 14, 2018, Christian, Angela and Nguyen attended the press conference for “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” at the Marina Bay Sands in Bayfront Subzone, Downtown Core, Singapore. Also present during the event were Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi, 35, Muay Thai legend Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, 34, Sergio “Samurai” Wielzen, 30, Yodsanklai “The Boxing Computer” Fairtex, 32, and ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, 47.

Here is a clip from the bout between Christian and Nguyen in 2016:

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

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