Angela Lee may still be young at 18, but make no mistake about it — she can fight.
When most teenagers her age are getting ready for college, Lee has been racking up accolades in various martial arts competitions that include Pankration, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and amateur MMA.
On May 22, she’ll take her skills to another notch as she makes her ONE Championship debut in “Warrior’s Quest”.
“I was incredibly excited! Fighting for ONE Championship is a dream come true for me”, she tells Dojo Drifter in an interview.
“Ever since I was little, it has been my dream to become a world champion. I was able to achieve that dream at 16 years old when I won double gold at the Pankration and Amateur MMA World Championships in Sparta, Greece and I would like to continue that dream by becoming a professional MMA World Champion in ONE Championship.”
Coming from a family of martial artists which traces its roots in Singapore, Angela is set to become the second youngest fighter behind Liu Wei Bin of China to step in the ONE Championship cage. She will face the gritty Aya Saeid Saber since her initial matchup with Ann Osman last March didn’t pushed through.
Regardless of the change, the 2012 World Pankration gold medalist is ready for whatever lies ahead. Her first task is against a cage veteran in “Sheklesa” who has stood her ground against the likes of Ana Julaton and Ann Osman. The United MMA rising star is confident that her capabilities will translate to a victory and leave a big impression to the ONE Championship fans.
“What sets me apart from other female fighters in ONE Championship is the fact that I’ve been training and competing in mixed martial arts my entire life. Growing up as a mat baby allowed me to gain years of experience in just 18 years. I feel that I have the advantage over many of my opponents.”
She adds, “I am a complete mixed martial arts fighter and I specialize in all aspects of the game.”
Photo from: awakeningfighters.com