SINGAPORE - Angela Lee retained her One women's atomweight world championship with a technical knock out win over Jenny Huang, also ending the challenger's unbeaten record on Saturday night (March 11) in Thailand.
At the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Lee, who is of Singaporean and Korean descent, overwhelmed Huang from the beginning of the bout, peppering her with a volley of punches, elbows and knees.
The 26-year-old from Chinese Taipei tried her best to weather the storm but Lee kept coming, stalking Huang to no end. By the middle of the third round, the champion had the challenger pinned down on the mat as Lee unleashed ground-and-pound to earn the stoppage.
Lee was stepping into the ring for the first time since clinching the championship belt last May. The 20-year-old said: "Well I have had some time to work (on the striking) because I haven't fought in a while, so it feels really great. It feels like I'm back home here in the One Championship cage.
"It feels amazing, I cannot describe what I'm feeling right now. Thank you guys for coming out. I have to say thank you to my opponent Jenny for being such a courageous warrior. She brought out the best in me."
In the co-main event of One: Warrior Kingdom, local hero Shannon "OneShin" Wiratchai sent a message to the lightweight division, asking for a shot at the One Lightweight World Championship belt after easily taking care of debuting opponent Richard Corminal of the Philippines.
Wiratchai, one of the most dynamic strikers in the promotion, put his world-class boxing skills on full display, staggering Corminal with punishing lefts and rights against the cage fence. The end came fittingly as Wiratchai connected on a right hook that knocked out on Corminal.