Metro: MMA history maker Angela Lee defends her ONE Championship title on March 11 in Bangkok
Angela Lee is set for a massive 12 months which will start with her first One atomweight title defence against Jenny Huang on March 11.
ONE Championship, Asia’s largest MMA orgranization, will continue their push for wider exposure as they return to Impact Arena in Bangkok to stage the massive title clash which gives rising star Huang the chance to strip ONE’s golden child.
The organization first entered the Thai market last year in May with their show ONE: Kingdom of Champions.
Less than a year later, ONE are returning for their second event and this time they are bringing one of their biggest stars to top the bill.
‘Our last event in Bangkok was absolutely epic and we can’t wait to tell our fans that we are going to do it all over again next March,’ Victor Cui, CEO of ONE Championship said.
‘We have an amazing main event planned for you guys as Angela Lee is set to defend her ONE Women’s atomweight World Championship against rising star Jenny Huang.
‘Fans will also not want to miss the promotional debut of Thailand’s first female mixed martial artist, Rika ‘The Smiling Assassin’ Ishige.’
Lee of Waipahu, Hawaii is considered one of the promotion’s most promising young prospects and became the youngest ever MMA world champion back in May last year.
The 20-year-old has roots in Singapore and combines her training at both United MMA in Hawaii and Evolve-MMA in Asia.
Despite her tender age, Lee has proven that she has both solid striking and grappling skills and currently has a perfect 6-0 professional record.
In her last bout, Lee captured the inaugural ONE’s atomweight belt with a brave victory over Mei Yamaguchi which was was Metro.co.uk’s fight of the year outside the UFC.
Lee will now make the first defense of her title against Jenny Huang when she fights for the first time in Thailand in March.
25-year-old Huang hails from Taiwan and also has an unbeaten record as a professional with five wins and no losses.
Three of Huang’s wins have come via submission and in her most recent bout, she executed an extremely rare gogoplata submission against the Filipino fighter April Osenio.
Huang will no doubt be a dangerous opponent for ONE Championship’s golden girl Lee, but will she be able to overcome the pressure of being involved in her most high profile fight of her career so far?
Both these unbeaten fighters will put their perfect professional records on the line on March 11 in this much-anticipated title fight.