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Angela Lee fires back at reporter for suggesting to vacate title during pregnancy 'vacation'

Drake Riggs - September 7, 2021

Angela Lee had a minor back and forth with a reporter during ONE Championship’s Lee family virtual media day. The 10-2 ONE atomweight champion recently became a mother which has kept her sidelined for all of 2021. On Tuesday, a Philippino media member asked Lee during the media day about how “real champions” typically defend their titles once or twice a year, wondering why Lee only was allowed to take a “two-year vacation” because she’s the “ONE poster girl.”

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Angela Lee "shocked and disgusted" after her gym is vandalized

Tom Taylor - January 4, 2021

ONE atomweight champ Angela Lee is “shocked and disgusted” after her family gym, United BJJ Hawaii, was vandalized last week. Lee opened up on this unfortunate incident, which delayed the opening of the gym, in a recent Instagram post. She also shared video of the incident, which is now being investigated by local police.

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Angela Lee expects to return "a completely different animal" after birth of first child

Tom Taylor - October 8, 2020

In the animal kingdom, there are few creatures more dangerous than a protective mother. If ONE atomweight champion Angela Lee is any indication, that rule also applies in mixed martial arts. Lee, who has held the ONE atomweight belt in a vice grip since 2016, is expecting her first child in April. While her pregnancy will keep her out of competition for some time, she plans to return better than ever once her baby has arrived.

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ONE atomweight champ Angela Lee announces pregnancy

Tom Taylor - October 2, 2020

ONE atomweight world champion Angela Lee and her husband, ONE lightweight contender Bruno Pucci, have announced that they’re having a baby. The two fighters made their announcements on social media on Friday.

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Angela Lee shares heartfelt anti-bullying message after death of wrestler Hana Kimura

Tom Taylor - June 2, 2020

ONE Championship star Angela Lee has shared a heartfelt anti-bullying message after the tragic death of 22-year-old pro wrestler Hana Kimura, who took her own life last month. Lee, who currently holds the ONE atomweight title, made her statement on Instagram.

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Angela Lee eyeing Denise Zamboanga, Xiong Jingnan bouts when pandemic subsides

Tom Taylor - April 22, 2020

ONE atomweight champion Angela Lee, like many other fighters, is currently playing a bit of a waiting game. While she was recently linked to a title defense opposite the undefeated Denise Zamboanga, that plan was put on ice when the coronavirus pandemic took hold. “Everything is up in the air,” Lee told from her home in Hawaii. “I’m definitely still training with Denise in mind, but anything can happen.

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Angela Lee avenges loss to Xiong Jing Nan in instant classic

Tom Taylor - October 12, 2019

Angela Lee and Xiong Jing Nan put on one hell of a show in the main event of ONE Championship’s debut on TNT. Given the thrilling nature of their first fight, which Xiong won by TKO, that should come as no surprise. After four razor close rounds that saw Lee control the action on the mat, and Xiong pummel the atomweight champion on the feet, Lee put a decisive end to the contest late in the fifth round.

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ONE Championship stars name the ONE: Century matchups they're most excited for

Tom Taylor - October 10, 2019

ONE Championship will soon promote its 100th event. Titled ONE: Century, this landmark event is actually divided into two parts. The first goes down on the morning of Sunday, October 13 in Tokyo (the night of Saturday, October 12 in North America). The second goes down on the night of Sunday, October 13 in Tokyo (the morning of Sunday, October 13 in North America). ONE Championship has stacked these two cards with some of its biggest names. The end result is an event that has fight fans the world over excited — and that includes ONE Championship fighters themselves.

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Why Angela Lee must win against Michelle Nicolini

BJPENN.COM Staff - July 10, 2019

ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee makes her return to competition on 12 July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the co-main event of ONE: MAsters of Destiny. The card is shaping up to be an impressive one with Lee’s bout playing second fiddle only to the rematch between Giorgio Petrosyan and Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy.

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'Losing sucks,' but Angela Lee vows to grow from the experience

Tom Taylor - June 28, 2019

ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee recently had her first taste of defeat. This unappetizing dish was served up at ONE: A New Era in Tokyo in March when, after a four frenetic rounds of action, she was stopped by a volley of fifth-round strikes from ONE Strawweight World Champion Xiong Jing Nan. Lee does not plan on having a second serving.

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Angela Lee returns at ONE: Masters of Destiny in Kuala Lumpur

Tom Taylor - June 7, 2019

At ONE: Masters of Destiny, which is scheduled for July 12 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee will return to action opposite Brazilian jiu jitsu specialist Michelle Nicolini. The bout will occur in the strawweight division. Interestingly, Lee and Nicolini have met once before, on the grappling circuit. Brazil’s Nicolini won that contest by submission.

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Christian Lee calls for rematch between Angela Lee and Xiong Jing Nan

Tom Taylor - May 14, 2019

This weekend, in the main event of ONE Championship: Enter The Dragon, Christian Lee will partake in the biggest fight of his career as he challenges Japanese legend Shinya Aoki for the ONE Lightweight World Title. While this matchup is taking up most of his focus at present, he believes there could be another big fight for the Lee family in the very near future: a rematch between his sister, ONE Atomweight champ Angela Lee, and ONE Strawweight champ Xiong Jing Nan. Angela Lee and Xiong Jing Nan first met in late March, at ONE: A New Era in Tokyo, Japan. This bout, which stands out as one of the best of the year so far, saw Xiong emerge the victor by fifth round TKO. That being said, Lee very nearly finished the fight herself in the fourth round, as she had Xiong locked up in a bone-bending armbar until the round ended.

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ONE: A New Era live results and highlights

Tom Taylor - March 31, 2019

On Sunday night (early Sunday morning in North America), Singapore-based martial arts powerhouse ONE Championship debuted in the MMA hotbed of Tokyo, Japan with the aptly named ONE: A New Era card. To celebrate this Tokyo debut, ONE Championship bolstered this card with some of the biggest names on its roster.

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'Angry' Xiong Jing Nan can’t wait to face Angela Lee in Tokyo

BJPENN.COM Staff - March 18, 2019

For most fighters, it’s water off a duck’s back. But for others, the reality that 10 weeks of blood, sweat and tears have equated to nothing can get the blood boiling. Xiong Jing Nan fits into that latter category. When her ONE Women’s Strawweight World Title defense against “Unstoppable” Angela Lee was cancelled back in November, the Chinese wrecking machine was angry.

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EXCLUSIVE | Angela Lee is ready to make history in Tokyo

Thomas Taylor - March 17, 2019

The last few years have not been easy for ONE Championship atomweight titleholder Angela Lee. Although she was able to pick up a decision victory over Mei Yamaguchi in May of 2018, this victory was sandwiched between a harrowing 2017 car accident and a cancelled November, 2018 fight with ONE strawweight champ Xiong Jing Nan.

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Angela Lee is excited to compete in Japan in a new weight class

BJPENN.COM Staff - February 25, 2019

Undefeated ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee is going to grace the Ryokogu Kokugikan on March 31 as part of a heavily-stacked main card at ONE: A New Era, and she couldn’t be more excited. For the first time ever, ONE Championship has put together four World Title bouts on a single evening. This in addition to promotional debuts for Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez. To say that ONE’s first foray on Japanese soil is going to be epic would be a massive understatement.

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Angela Lee opens up on love for Marvel universe

BJPENN.COM Staff - December 12, 2018

You could be forgiven for thinking that reigning ONE women’s atomweight champion Angela Lee may have some form of superpowers when you watch her in action in the cage. She is, after all, one of the most talented mixed martial artists in the world at just 22 years old. As it turns out, the martial arts prodigy has had a lifelong love of the Marvel universe, which she’s shared with her brother and fellow ONE athlete, Christian Lee. After growing up watching early morning cartoons, that love has now translated to the big screen. Lee has become an enthusiast for all of Marvel’s blockbuster films, especially Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, and The Avengers. So you can imagine how excited the Evolve MMA product was when, on a recent trip to New York City, she had the chance to participate in a special collaboration to put her martial arts skills to the test against the superhuman realm.

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Angela Lee values hometown advantage against Chinese champ Xiong Jing Nan

BJPENN.COM Staff - November 2, 2018

ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee believes that having the hometown advantage will play a huge factor when she tries to become the first two-division women’s world champion in history this November. Lee is scheduled to challenge ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan for the strawweight strap in the main event of ONE: HEART OF THE LION at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 9 November.

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