Christian Lee To Challenge Kiamrian Abbasov For Welterweight World Title At ONE On Prime Video 4
ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian Lee has a chance to add more gold to his collection and enter the record books in the process.
The Singaporean-American superstar will challenge Kiamrian Abbasov for the ONE Welterweight World Title at ONE on Prime Video 4, which broadcasts live in U.S. primetime on Friday, November 18.
If the 24-year-old defeats Abbasov for the belt in the main event, he would become the youngest two-division MMA World Champion in history.
Lee has been a wrecking ball since entering the lightweight ranks.
In May 2019, “The Warrior” moved up from the featherweight division to challenge then-ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki and knocked out the Japanese MMA legend to capture the gold.
Lee followed that victory by defeating Dagi Arslanaliev in the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Championship Final to claim the silver belt and then delivered a pair of successful World Title defenses, finishing both Iuri Lapicus and Timofey Nastyukhin via first-round TKO.
Although he lost the golden strap to Ok Rae Yoon via controversial decision in September 2021, the Singaporean-American reclaimed the World Title with a dominant knockout of Ok in their rematch this past August.
Now, “The Warrior” will follow in the footsteps of his older sister, reigning atomweight queen “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, by moving up a weight class and challenging for two-division supremacy.
But like the reigning lightweight king, Abbasov has been a force in his own weight class.
The Kyrgyzstan-based fighter has ripped through the welterweight division, submitting former ONE World Title challenger Agilan Thani, knocking out Japanese MMA icon Yushin Okami, and then dethroning Zebaztian Kadestam to claim the ONE Welterweight World Championship in October 2019.
Abbasov enjoyed a successful first World Title defense, finishing then-undefeated challenger James Nakashima via fourth-round TKO.
Then this past February, the welterweight king took his own shot at two-division gold when he moved up and challenged Reinier de Ridder for the ONE Middleweight World Title. But the Dutchman proved to be too big, ultimately forcing Abbasov to submit with an arm-triangle choke.
On November 18, it will be Lee’s turn to challenge Abbasov and attempt to become a two-division king himself.
But Lee won’t be the only fighter who can win a second ONE World Title belt.
As previously reported, new ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Champion Joseph “The Hurricane” Lasiri will also try to become a two-division king when he challenges ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon for the gold in the co-main event.
Stay tuned to onefc.com for more news and fight announcements about ONE on Prime Video 4.
November 18 | ONE on Prime Video 4: Abbasov vs. Lee | 8 p.m. ET | How To Watch
- Fans in the U.S. and Canada can watch for free with an Amazon Prime subscription!