Historic title victory for Lee

Angela Lee made history at One Championship's Ascent to Power yesterday when she was crowned the new women's atomweight champion after five rounds. The 19-year-old, who holds Canadian and American citizenship and has a Singaporean father and Korean m
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Angela Lee made history at One Championship's Ascent to Power yesterday when she was crowned the new women's atomweight champion after five rounds.

The 19-year-old, who holds Canadian and American citizenship and has a Singaporean father and Korean mother, won a unanimous decision against Japan's Mei Yamaguchi, 33, in One Championship's first-ever women's title fight.

In the night's other title fight, Brazilian Roger Gracie clinched the light-heavyweight title, as Poland's Michal Pasternak submitted in the first round.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 07, 2016, with the headline 'Historic title victory for Lee'. Print Edition | Subscribe