On the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Bangkok reigning ONE atomweight world champion Angela Lee faced an intense and focused Jenny Huang.
The pair will headline this weekend’s ONE: Warrior Kingdom card, which takes place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok.
The 20-year-old Lee became the youngest world champion in the history of mixed martial arts when she captured the inaugural women’s atomweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Japanese veteran Mei Yamaguchi in May of 2016.
Lee’s performance reverberated throughout the sport, captivating audiences the world over and catapulting the young fighter to superstardom. Now, the undefeated champion Lee makes her way back to the ONE Championship cage to make the first defense of her title against top rated challenger Huang.
“I’m coming into this bout against Jenny hungry and determined,” Lee said.
“Winning the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship is one of the best achievements of my career so far, but I don’t want to go into this fight feeling like I’m the champion. I want to stay as hungry as the challenger.”
Huang, described Lee Lee as a great champion, but said she was coming for the belt.
“I know chances like this are very rare and I will do my best to take the title home for all my fans.”