Lee set to put title on the line in Singapore
ONE Championship, Asia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts Promotion, has announced a blockbuster main event for Singapore-hosted ONE: Dynasty of Heroes in May.
Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee, fresh from a successful first title defense in March, will put her title on the line once again when she takes on Istela Nunes of Brazil in the main event.
Victor Cui, CEO of ONE Championship, paid tribute to the World Champion, although noted Nunes would be a tough challenge for his ONE’s young prodigy.
“Angela is proving to be an awesome champion and a true competitor. On the heels of an absolutely magnificent performance over Jenny Huang in Bangkok, she just can’t wait to get back inside the ONE Championship cage to put on another show. Istela Nunes is a worthy challenger for the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship and Singapore has a tremendous fight on their hands. Fans will not want to miss it.”
Twenty-year-old Lee of Waipahu, Hawaii, is one of the promotion’s most outstanding athletes having captured the inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship with an awe-inspiring victory over Mei Yamaguchi in 2016. She has since then defended the title successfully against Jenny Huang in March’s Bangkok mega-event.
Lee’s lethal combination of elite striking and grappling skills has proven to be a potent formula for success, as she has remained unbeaten. In her last bout, Lee dominated top contender Huang with a masterful display of striking
Lee reacting to the news that she will face Nunes so soon said she had grand plans for 2017.
“I said at the beginning of the year that I will make 2017 one to remember. I will keep my promise of being as active as I possibly can and I can’t wait to get right back in there. After my last fight, I showed everybody just how much I have improved over the last couple of months.
I’m ready to do it again. Istela Nunes had better be ready to go to battle, because this time I’m defending the title on my turf.”
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