Despite being just 20 years old, Mililani graduate Angela Lee is one of the biggest starts worldwide in women’s mixed martial arts.
In less than two weeks the ONE Championship atomweight champion will look to take another step towards super stardom with a title defense.
Lee will defend her crown against Taiwan’s Jenny Huang when ONE Championship hosts its second mixed martial arts promotion in Thailand on March 11.
The Canadian-born, Hawaii-raised Lee improved her perfect career record to six wins when she won the title in a unanimous decision against Mei Yamaguchi last May.
The fight in Bangkok will be her first defense.
“I had back-to-back fights leading up to the title fight, and after I won the belt, I took some time off,” Lee said. “The goal for 2017 is to be an active champion and to stay busy.
“Since my last fight, I’ve been training extremely hard, improving my skill set and I can’t wait to show everyone,” she said.
Huang also has a perfect record, winning her fifth fight against April Osenio by submission.
Five years older than Lee, Huang started her MMA career later than her upcoming opponent.
“I have been working so hard to come to this point in my career, and now that I’m finally here, it all feels very surreal to me,” Huang said. “Inside the cage, I only have one goal and that’s to win this bout at any cost. She better be prepared for what I bring to the table, because I will go to battle with my full arsenal.”
The event in Bangkok will be ONE’s second promotion in Thailand after the inaugural event in May last year. ONE has an expanded schedule this year, including five fight nights in China and a first in Vietnam.