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3 Big Questions Ahead Of ONE 160: Ok Vs. Lee II

Aug 20, 2022
Ok Rae Yoon beats Christian Lee to win the lightweight belt at ONE: REVOLUTION

The stars competing on ONE 160: Ok vs. Lee II have showcased their skills inside the Circle on multiple occasions, displaying devastating knockout power, intense ground-and-pound, and rare submissions.

Expect these athletes to do the same when they return to the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday, August 26, for the event headlined by ONE Lightweight World Champion Ok Rae Yoon and Christian “The Warrior” Lee.

As we approach event day, there are plenty of questions that must be answered, but here are the most crucial ahead of another action-packed night in “The Lion City.”

Can Lee Prove He Is The Lightweight King?

Lee sits near the top of the lightweight pack for obvious reasons.

The Singaporean-American sensation owns the most wins, most finishes, and even made history by becoming the youngest MMA World Champion when he knocked out Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki to claim the gold in May 2019.

However, after a couple of dominant first-round World Title defenses, the young lion plunged toward a loss against Ok in their initial meeting – a result that hasn’t sat well with him.

But with a shot at redemption, Lee should flourish. After all, he has all the weapons at his disposal to level the score against the South Korean. 

If he can come out with the right game plan and the competitive drive that took him to the top of the ranks, “The Warrior” could show why he deserves another reign as the ONE Lightweight World Champion.

Which Knockout Artist Is Going To Land First?

Fans shouldn’t blink when the co-main event showdown between ONE Featherweight World Champion Thanh Le and top-ranked contender Tang Kai gets underway next weekend.

Out of his 13 professional wins, Le scored 12 of them by KO or TKO. In ONE, he’s finished all five of his opponents as well, and he’s looking to make it six against Tang.

Tang, however, also has 12 knockouts on his record, and he’s finished four of his six opponent’s inside the Circle.

Both men have raw power and enough striking prowess to put anyone to sleep, so this match will come down to who strikes first, and who strikes the hardest.

Did Rittewada Get Lucky Against Saemapetch?

Rittewada Petchyindee’s elbow attack pushed him to a memorable win against top-ranked bantamweight Saemapetch Fairtex in his ONE debut last year, but it also caused some fans to believe that the newcomer got lucky.

The former ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Title challenger in Saemapetch was seemingly outstriking his compatriot in their first meeting, but little did onlookers know that Rittewada was just waiting to unload one of his signature elbows.

When he did, he damaged Saemapetch so badly that the referee had to stop the fight, and the anti-climactic ending left passionate fans thirsting for more.

Now, the Fairtex man and the #2-ranked contender will pick up where they left on the main card of ONE 160. The winner could get the next crack at the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Title, which will be decided between divisional king Nong-O Gaiyanghadao and Liam “Hitman” Harrison at ONE on Prime Video 1 the following day.

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