Reigning ONE ladies’s atomweight world champion ‘Unstoppable’ Angela Lee is undoubtedly the face of ONE Championship, and maybe its most recognizable fighter.
The 26-year-old Singaporean-American celebrity arrived at her place on the again of highlight-reel submission victories within the Circle, and has constructed a repute as an absolute ace on the mats.
On September 30, stay from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore, Lee will try and make historical past as the primary feminine two-division ONE world champion when she takes on reigning ONE ladies’s strawweight world champion, ‘The Panda’ Xiong Jing Nan, within the headline bout of ONE on Prime Video 2.
The occasion broadcasts stay through Prime Video on US primetime to followers in america and Canada.
Lee and Xiong’s rivalry is tied at 1-1, with each ladies having a win over her rival. Earlier than Lee steps again into the Circle to try to interrupt the tie, let’s take a fast take a look at the submission wins that obtained ‘Unstoppable’ up to now in her profession.
Listed below are three of Angela Lee’s most spectacular submissions.
#3. Anaconda Choke – Angela Lee vs. Istela Nunes
In Could 2017, Angela Lee stepped in in opposition to a hard-hitting Brazilian in Istela Nunes for her second world title protection. ‘Unstoppable’ was coming off her first TKO win within the Circle, and began the match off seeking to get up in opposition to Nunes.
The match would quickly discover its option to the bottom, the place Lee dominated her foe with a collection of submission makes an attempt and a barrage of punches to finish the primary spherical. The second spherical began off the identical approach, with Lee standing up with Nunes early. After simply over a minute into the spherical, they attain the bottom once more, and Lee catching teh Brazilian’s head in an Anaconda Choke.
The maintain includes is an arm triangle from a headlock place that appears fairly much like a D’Arce Choke. Whereas it’s not unusual, it’s fairly tough to lock in, particularly with sweat on the athletes’ our bodies. Nevertheless, Lee made it look inconceivable to get out of when she locked it in on Nunes. Alternating leg kicks and strain, the Singaporean-American held on relentlessly for a few minute earlier than Nunes in the end tapped out.
Watch the battle beneath:
#2. Neck Crank/Rear-Bare Choke – Angela Lee vs. Xiong Jing Nan 2
Angela Lee obtained a impolite awakening in her first enterprise into the strawweight division, failing in her bid to say Xiong Jing Nan’s ONE ladies’s straweight world title and dropping to grappling legend Michelle Nicolini on back-to-back events. For her remaining bout in 2019, the atomweight queen defended her world title in opposition to Xiong in an epic rematch of their encounter earlier within the yr.
By the primary two rounds, ‘The Panda’ masterfully defended Lee’s makes an attempt and efficiently stored the bout on their toes for a lot of the match. Within the third spherical, Lee confirmed why the bottom is her realm, controlling the Chinese language star’s again for a lot of the spherical. Xiong amazingly discovered a option to hold it a placing battle within the championship rounds and even gave Lee a scare halfway within the fourth, bludgeoning the ONE ladies’s atomweight world champion’s again as she went for a single-leg takedown.
Lee countered with an incredible physique slam that put her on Xiong’s again. The strawweight queen turtled as much as defend in opposition to Lee’s assaults, however ‘Unstoppable’ lived as much as her identify, methodically on the lookout for openings to complete the bout. Lee slowly locked in a physique triangle as Xiong defended in opposition to her punches and later discovered a option to put her arm beneath Xiong’s neck.
Her place didn’t enable her to execute an everyday rear-naked choke, so Lee as a substitute pushed her weight ahead and put strain on Xiong’s head, resulting in a good neck crank with simply seconds left within the match. ‘The Panda’ tried valiantly to hold on, however was pressured to faucet simply earlier than the 10-second mark of the ultimate spherical of their matchup.
Watch the battle beneath:
#1. Tornado – Angela Lee vs. Natalie Gonzalez HIlls
Again when she was simply 19 years previous, Angela Lee has already proven unbelievable expertise on the bottom with back-to-back first-round submission wins in her first two matches in ONE Championship. Her third match confirmed the world that these wins had been based mostly on ability fairly than luck.
Going up in opposition to Natalie Gonzalez Hills, Lee seemed to showcase a few of ther placing prowess early on, however ultimately despatched her opponent to the bottom. She then put Hills on the defensive, trying submissions and raining down a floor and pound. Lee later flipped her opponent on the bottom and slithered her option to management the again of Hills.
Whereas on the again, Lee locked the Australian’s left leg and proceeded to seize onto her opponent’s head. The Singaporean-American then put the squeeze on and pulled Hills’ leg and head on reverse instructions, a transfer referred to as the Tornado. Conceptually, it’s a transfer that would immediately result in a end. Realistically although, it’s nearly inconceivable to drag off in an precise battle setting due to its diploma of issue.
There could also be individuals who would doubt her as a ‘legit grappler’, however Angela Lee confirmed how she is lower above the remainder in grappling in an MMA setting by pulling off a uncommon transfer just like the Tornado with such precision and excellence.
Watch the battle beneath: