Angela Lee of Singapore lives up to her given moniker the “Unstoppable.” As of this writing, she boasts of an awesome 8-0 win-loss record, three of it defending her ONE Championship Women’s Atomweight title, not to mention being the youngest to win a title. This is the result of years of hard work and dedication to her vocation of Mixed Martial Arts.
Born to parents who are martial artists, she (and her siblings, especially her brother Christian) have been exposed to martial arts at an early age. She started competing when she was 6 years old. Her background is mainly in taekwondo but she has also added Pankration, Muay Thai, Wrestling and Braziliaj Jiu-Jitsu in her arsenal. All these make for a complete package and has served her well in every fight she has been since her amateur days.
She turned professional in 2015 and immediately won in her debut match after signing up with ONE Championship which also resulted in her making Singapore as her home base. Among her accolades are the following:
- Champion, 2012 World Pangration Athlima Federation World Championships (full-contact)
- Champion, 2012 World Pangration Athlima Federation World Championships (semi-contact)
- Champion, Hawaii High School Athletic Association Girls’ Wrestling
- Champion, Destiny MMA Women’s Straweight Division
- Champion, ONE Championship Women’s Atomweight Division (undefeated)
- 2016 Fight of the Year (v. Mei Yamaguchi)
- WMMA Press Association 2015 Newcomer of the Year
- WMMA Press Association 2015 Submission of the Year (v. Natalie Gonzales Hills)
- World MMA Awards 2015 Female Fighter of the Year (Nominee)
- com 2016 May Fight of the Month (v. Mei Yamaguchi)
Despite her many accolades, Lee says she is still improving and upgrading her skills. Her “secret” is to always critique herself even if many say she has been impressive. She says this makes her grow much quicker and avoid complacency which tends to be the bane of any competitor.
It is not lost in her mind her future opponents know what she is capable of and will train as hard as she is if they hope to take her title (in this case, a rematch between Mei Yamaguchi on May 18 in Singapore). Lee knows this and her solution is to take her game a notch higher and to always remain focused and finish the fight as quickly as possible. This practice has served her well in all her fights and she has no plan on altering that program she has set for herself. As long as it works, there is no stopping Angela Lee.
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