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The Straits Times: MMA: Angela Lee nominated for Female Fighter of the Year in World MMA awards

SINGAPORE - One Championship's women's atomweight champion Angela Lee has been nominated for the World MMA (mixed martial arts) awards for the second year running.

The Singapore-based fighter, who trains at Evolve MMA, is in line for the Female Fighter of the Year accolade at the ninth edition of the prestigious awards, which will be given out on March 2 in Las Vegas.

The 20-year-old is nominated alongside Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC's) women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, women's strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Cris Cyborg, who is a two-time winner of the award, and Australian fighter Angela Hill.

Voting can be done at www.worldmmaawards.com/vote.

One Championship is also in the running for the Best Promotion award, while its chief executive officer Victor Cui is in the running for the Leading Man title. 

Last year, Lee was also a Female Fighter of the Year nominee, alongside heavyweights like Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm, the woman who upset Rousey.

Lee has also made the list in website MMAjunkie's top five fights of the year for her victory last May over Mei Yamaguchi of Japan to become One Championship's first-ever women's world champion.

Her next fight will be against Taiwanese fighter Jenny Huang at a One Championship event in Bangkok on March 11.

Lee holds a perfect 6-0 professional MMA win-loss record since making her debut in 2015.