MANILA, Philippines – ONE Championship is set to make history as Asia’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion will be crowning its first atomweight champion on its “Ascent to Power” card that takes place at the 12,000-seater Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 6.
The inaugural ONE women’s title will be on the line as Singaporean sensation Angela Lee takes on Japanese veteran Mei Yamaguchi in the event’s co-headliner.
Originally from Waipahu, Hawaii but with roots in Singapore, Lee is undefeated in 5 professional outings, with all victories coming by way of submission.
In the other corner, Yamaguchi (15-8-1) is an experienced fighter with 24 bouts under his belt and made sporadic appearances in several MMA organizations, including Jewels, Pacific Xtreme Combat and Deep.
The 33-year-old Japanese is currently riding high on a 3-fight winning streak, with two wins coming by way of knockout.
Also featured at ONE: Ascent to Power is Vitaly Bigdash, who will defend his ONE middleweight belt for the first time against Aleksei Butorin in the main event.
Meanwhile, Lee’s younger brother Christian is slated to lock horns with Filipino stalwart Cary Bullos on the undercard. – Rappler.com
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