Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vancouver-Born Fighter Angela Lee Retains MMA Title with Singapore Win

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vancouver-Born Fighter Angela Lee Retains MMA Title with Singapore Win

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Vancouver-born fighter defends MMA title

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SINGAPORE - Vancouver-born MMA fighter Angela Lee retained her One Championship atomweight championship Friday, submitting Brazilian kickboxer Istela Nunes in the second round via anaconda choke.

In the co-main event of "One: Dynasty of Heroes" at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, welterweight world champion Ben Askren (16-0-0) of the U.S. submitted Malaysia's Agilan Thani (7-1-0) via arm triangle choke at 2:20 of the first round.

Lee, 20, became the promotion's inaugural 105-pound champion with a unanimous five-round decision over Japanese veteran Mei Yamaguchi in Singapore last May. Friday marked her second successful title defence.

"The anaconda choke is one of our favourites, so I was really happy to win with that submission tonight," said Lee, whose fight was stopped at 2:18 of the second round. …

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