Both of ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee’s parents are well-decorated martial artists, so it is no wonder that Lee was introduced to martial arts when she was just 3 years old. She has spent almost her whole life training alongside her younger brother Christian, who is also an exciting young prospect in ONE Championship.
Lee’s previous accolades include being a Hawaiian State Wrestling Champion, the 2012 United States National Pankration Champion, a two-time World Pankration Champion, and the Destiny MMA Strawweight Champion. She then joined the famed Evolve MMA Fight Team in Singapore in 2015 after making her professional cage debut with ONE Championship.
She is still undefeated in her professional career, prevailing in her first five bouts impressively by submission, including an extremely rare “Twister” that showcased her tremendous grappling skills.
In May 2016, Lee was crowned the inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion, emerging victorious in a thrilling Fight of the Year winning effort against Japanese veteran Mei Yamaguchi. In doing so, she made history by becoming the youngest person to ever hold a major world title.