Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vancouver-Born Angela Lee to Defend One Championship Title in Singapore

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vancouver-Born Angela Lee to Defend One Championship Title in Singapore

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Lee to defend One Championship title

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Vancouver-born Angela Lee will defend her One Championship atomweight title on Nov. 24 in Singapore in a rematch with Japanese veteran Mei (V.V) Yamaguchi.

The 21-year-old Lee defeated Yamaguchi via unanimous decision in May 2016 to win the Asian-based promotion's inaugural 115-pound women's MMA crown.

Lee (8-0-0) has successfully defended her title twice since then. The 34-year-old Yamaguchi (16-10-1) is 1-1-0 since losing to Lee.

In the co-main event of "One: Immortal Pursuit" on Nov. 24 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, American Ben (Funky) Askren (17-0-0) will defend his welterweight title against former lightweight champion Shinya (Tobikan Judan) Aoki (39-7-0) of Japan. It is billed as Askren's final bout before he retires to take an executive position with the promotion. …

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