[PHOTOS] Singapore vs Brazil: Angela Lee, Michelle Nicolini at ‘ONE: Masters of Destiny’ in Malaysia

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Singapore and Brazil were among the countries represented at the ONE Championship event titled “ONE: Masters of Destiny” on July 12, 2019. The fight card featured mixed martial arts matches as well as ONE Super Series contests including Muay Thai and kickboxing bouts.

ONE Championship held “ONE: Masters of Destiny” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the co-main event of the evening, reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstopabble” Angela Lee, 23, of Singapore faced Michelle Nicolini, 37, of Brazil.

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Nicolini is training out of is training out of Vila Da Luta in Sao Paulo, Brazil. “ONE: Masters of Destiny” marked her fifth ONE Championship bout.

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Lee is training out of Evolve MMA in Singapore and United MMA in Hawaii, United States. “ONE: Masters of Destiny” marked her 11th ONE Championship bout.

Results

Olivier Coste was the referee of the bout between Lee and Nicolini, who competed in an MMA match in the women’s strawweight division. It was the last MMA bout of the evening.

After three three-minute rounds, the strawweight contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Coste raised the hand of Nicolini, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Masters of Destiny” improved the professional MMA record of Nicolini to 6 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, Lee now has 9 wins and 2 losses.

Check the complete “ONE: Masters of Destiny” results on Conan Daily.

Countries

Including Brazil and Singapore, 20 countries were represented at “ONE: Masters of Destiny.” The others were Australia, China, Finland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Scotland,  South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam and the United States.

Lee solely represented Singapore. Nicolini was the only representative of Brazil.

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[PHOTOS] China vs Singapore: Xiong Jing Nan, Angela Lee fight at ‘ONE: A New Era’ in Tokyo, Japan

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China and Singapore were among the 19 countries represented at “ONE: A New Era” at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on March 31, 2019. It was the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in the country.

“ONE: A New Era” featured 11 mixed martial arts bouts and four ONE Super Series matches, which include two kickboxing contests and two Muay Thai contests. Prior to the main event, there were three co-main events, which were all title bouts.

In the third co-main event, reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “The Unstoppable” Angela Lee, 22, of Singapore challenged reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 31, of China at “ONE: A New Era.” It was the first time two female champions are pitted against each other inside the ONE Championship cage.

Xiong was the only fighter from China on the “ONE: A New Era” card. Lee solely represented Singapore, as well.

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Lee is training out of Evolve MMA and United MMA. “ONE: A New Era” marked her 10th ONE Championship bout.

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Xiong is training out of and Bali MMA in Bali, Indonesia. “ONE: A New Era” marked her fifth ONE Championship bout.

Fight Result

The ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship bout between Xiong and Lee was the 14th bout of the evening. Kemp Cheng served as the referee.

Cheng put a stop to the contest after 1 minute and 37 seconds. Xiong knocked out Lee making the Chinese champion the first ever fighter to defeat the Singaporean MMA star in a professional MMA bout.

Winning at “ONE: A New Era” improved the professional MMA record of Xiong to 14 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Lee now has 9 wins and 1 loss.

“ONE: A New Era” Main Event 

In the main event, Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 35, of the Philippines in a rematch.

[RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]

Australia, Brazil, Cyprus, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Thailand and the United States were also represented at “ONE: A New Era.” Check all the official results on Conan Daily.

Angela Lee won’t let Xiong Jong Nan dictate where the fight goes at ‘ONE: A New Era’ in Tokyo, Japan

Angela Lee, Bruno Pucci
Angela Lee, Bruno Pucci

For the first time, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, 22, of Singapore will face a fellow world champion. She is ready to get the win and if she is successful, she will become ONE Championship’s first ever female mixed martial artist to simultaneously hold two world championship belts in different divisions.

Lee will challenge reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 31, of China at “ONE: A New Era” on March 31, 2019 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. It is the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in the country.

“She’s an aggressive, forward-pressure, volume striker,” Lee said of Xiong. “I think she’s been able to get the better of a lot of the opponents she’s faced in the past and dictate where the fight goes with her pressure. With me, she’s not going to be able to do that.”

“ONE: A New Era” marks Lee’s 10th ONE Championship bout. She said, “I’m not just going to put my back to the cage and I’m not going to let her dictate where the fight goes.”

Currently, Lee holds a professionally MMA record of 9 wins and 0 loss. For her, being a challenger in a championship bout while reigning as a champion in a different division is “a huge once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that not many people get.”

“To already be the World Champion in my division and step up to possibly become a two-division World Champion, that would be a huge goal of mine,” Lee said. “This is going to be the fight of my life, and I’m going to put on my best performance.”

The most recent bout of Lee was on May 18, 2018 at “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore where she had her rematch with Mei “V.V.” Yamaguchi, 36, of Japan. The Singaporean defending champion defeated her Japanese challenger via unanimous decision.

“I think that’s going to be the main difference now that we’ve had more time to really work more in every single area and get it all really tight,” Lee declared. “You’re going to see it all come together on the night of the fight.”

Also signed with ONE Championship, Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 20, of Singapore and Bruno “Puccibull” Pucci, 28, of Brazil are Angela’s brother and husband, respectively. Here is the reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion in a recent open workout in Tokyo:

ONE Championship star Angela Lee: My injury made me much hungrier

Angela Lee
Angela Lee

Reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, 22, of Singapore will challenge reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 31, of China at “ONE: A New Era” on March 31, 2019 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. It is the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in the country.

Originally, Lee was scheduled to challenge for the ONE Women’s Strawweight World title at “ONE: Heart of the Lion” on November 9, 2018 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. However, it was postponed due to an unfortunate disk injury.

While the reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion was recovering, all she could think about was the opportunity she missed until the announcement came that her bid for Xiong’s title would push through in Japan. For the Singaporean mixed martial artist, her my injury made her “that much hungrier and that much more motivated over the holidays.”

“That was the only thing on my mind,” Lee added. “I was just focusing on my recovery so I could get back in the gym and start training for the fight again. I was thrilled when ONE Championship said I could have this match-up again and I was just so grateful. I never lost that focus.”

Lee and her team wasted no time as soon as she was medically fit to being training. She was already prepared four months ago, they just had to smoothen out their game plan to give her the edge.

“I was 100 percent ready to face her and defeat her in October before the injury in November,” Lee said. “Now, we’ve really had time to think about it more and come up with the same game plan, but tighten up all the edges. I think it’s going to allow me to go in there that night, really put my best foot forward and use all my tools.”

Here is Lee in a recent ONE Championship open workout in Tokyo: