MMA: Angela Lee aims to knock out Mei Yamaguchi in Nov 24 Singapore rematch

Singapore's Angela Lee (left) and Japan's Mei Yamaguchi at The Cathay on May 5, 2016.
Singapore's Angela Lee (left) and Japan's Mei Yamaguchi at The Cathay on May 5, 2016. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - One Championship's women's atomweight champion Angela Lee will be taking on Mei Yamaguchi in Singapore on Nov 24 in a rematch of last year's title fight.

Lee, 21, who is of Korean and Singaporean descent, made history in May 2016 by becoming the youngest mixed martial arts world champion when she defeated the same Japanese opponent to win the inaugural title at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Since then, she has not relinquished her grip on the belt, defending her title twice and now boasting a perfect 8-0 win-loss career record.

Most recently, Lee forced Istela Nunes to tap out with an anaconda choke at the MMA promotion's Dynasty of Heroes event held in the Republic on May 26.

The Nov 24 bout was announced by One Championship's chairman Chatri Sityodtong on Monday (Sept 4) via a Facebook post.

Lee then responded on her Twitter feed, saying: "Lee VS Yamaguchi 2. Same opponent. Same result. This time I promise to do it right. This fight won't last 5 rounds."

In their last battle, she beat Yamaguchi, 34, via a unanimous decision by the judges after five rounds.