ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee has always lived up to her nickname of “Unstoppable.” The young phenom was introduced to the martial arts by her parents, a pair of highly-decorated martial artists, ever since she could walk. Through hard work and perseverance, she then succeeded in every discipline at the highest level. Despite her age, she is a two-time World Pankration Champion, a 2013 Hawaii State Wrestling Champion, and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Unsurprisingly, Lee’s competitive nature soon led her to test her skills in mixed martial arts. After making an impressive professional debut under the ONE banner in May 2015, she joined the Singapore-based Evolve Fight Team later that year and racked up five more consecutive wins. This included a thrilling five-round Bout of the Year effort over Mei Yamaguchi to claim the inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship in May 2016.
Despite her many achievements, the undefeated heroine’s most remarkable feat happened in May 2017, at ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES. The atomweight queen was battling the effects of pneumonia, but still managed to submit two-time Muay Thai World Champion Istela Nunes with an anaconda choke in her second world title defense. Having defended the Atomweight World Title several times, “Unstoppable” set her sights on history yet again. She moved up a division to challenge for the ONE Women’s Strawweight World Title in a bid to become ONE’s first-ever two-division Women’s World Champion.