Lee eager to bounce back

Angela Lee gets punched by China’s Xiong Jingnan in their One Championship fight in Tokyo on March 31, when she lost her first fight after nine straight wins. She takes on Brazilian Michelle Nicolini in Kuala Lumpur on July 12.
Angela Lee gets punched by China’s Xiong Jingnan in their One Championship fight in Tokyo on March 31, when she lost her first fight after nine straight wins. She takes on Brazilian Michelle Nicolini in Kuala Lumpur on July 12. PHOTO: ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

First career loss in March has fired her up and she aims to beat Nicolini in Kuala Lumpur

It was a heartbreaking loss but, after doing some self-reflection, mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Angela Lee is ready to get back to winning ways.

The 22-year-old will look to banish memories of her defeat by China's Xiong Jingnan in March when she returns to the ring to take on multiple Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Michelle Nicolini in the co-main event of One: Masters of Destiny event at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 12.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 24, 2019, with the headline 'Lee eager to bounce back'. Print Edition | Subscribe