MMA, martial arts

Angela Lee reaps 9th ONE Championship win at ‘ONE: Unstoppable Dreams’ in Singapore

Chatri Sityodtong, Angela Lee

Chatri Sityodtong, Angela Lee

Angela “Unstoppable” Lee of Singapore is still the reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion after defeating her Japanese rival Mei “V.V.” Yamaguchi in their rematch at “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams.” This marked the ninth consecutive win of the undefeated Singaporean mixed martial artist.

On May 22, 2015, Lee made her promotional debut at “ONE: Warrior’s Quest” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore, which also was her professional MMA debut. She submitted her Egyptian opponent Aya “Sheklesa” Saber via armbar.

On September 27, 2015, Lee submitted her Egyptian opponent Mona Samir at “ONE: Odyssey of Champions” at Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia. On November 13, 2015, Lee submitted her Filipino opponent Natalie “The Kilapino” Gonzales Hills at “ONE: Pride of Lions” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and on December 11, 2015, the Singaporean fighter submitted her Polish opponent Lena Tkhorevska via rear-naked choke at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

On February 20, 2016, Lee returned to Istora Senayan where she submitted her American opponent Rebecca “The Professor” Heintzman via neck crank at “ONE: Tribe of Warriors.” On May 6, 2016, Lee became the first ever ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion by defeating Yamaguchi via unanimous decision at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

On March 11, 2017, Lee knocked out her Taiwanese opponent Jenny “Lady GoGo” Huang at “ONE: Warrior Kingdom” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. On May 26, 2017, Lee submitted her Brazilian opponent Istela Nunes via anaconda choke.

Originally, Lee and Yamaguchi’s rematch was scheduled on November 24, 2017 at “ONE: Immortal Pursuit” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. However, it was cancelled because of Lee’s injury from a vehicular accident.

The rematch finally took place on May 18, 2018 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium as the main event of “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams.” After five five-minute rounds, Lee was declared the winner via unanimous decision over Yamaguchi.

While Lee improved her record to 9 wins and 0 loss, Yamaguchi’s record downgraded to 17 wins and 11 losses. The Japanese martial arts veteran is still the only opponent the undefeated Singaporean fighter was unable to either submit or knock out.

Meanwhile, here is a short interview with Lee in the Philippines in January 2018:




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