Vancouver-born Angela Lee retains One women’s atomweight championship

Vancouver-born Angela Lee retains atomweight title

BANGKOK — Vancouver-born Angela Lee retained the One women’s atomweight world championship on Saturday with a victory over judo black belt Jenny Huang.

The 20-year-old Lee pushed forward from the first minute, and landed some powerful kicks and straight punches that had the Tianjin Top Team recruit backpedalling. Lee’s reach advantage let her dictate the distance, and her strikes connected repeatedly.

Lee landed a stunning left hook and followed up with a blistering flurry with just under two minutes remaining in the first round. Huang displayed her grit, as she held on and continued counter punching, but the champ finished the opening round with precision striking.

The second started with Huang missing a spinning back fist. That allowed Lee to take the centre of the cage and pour on the pressure. She moved forward and landed another steady stream of kicks, knees, and punches. Much like round one, she showed her improved striking game and landed a veritable onslaught.

For the first time in the fight, the ladies touched gloves to start round three. Huang continued to throw counter strikes, but they came at the cost of powerful blows from Lee.

Lee abandoned the stand-up fight and took the bout to the canvas with nearly two and a half minutes left. Lee went to work, took the back of a flattened-out Huang, and teed off with ground and pound from the back mount.

After several unanswered shots, the referee was forced to step in and stop the punishment at 3:37 of the third round due to strikes.

Lee, the youngest champion in MMA history, was successful in her first title defence. She remains undefeated at 7-0.

Huang suffered her first career loss and drops to 5-1.

The Canadian Press

Just Posted

Langley Rotarians work for clinics in Kenya

Local Rotary Clubs are asking locals to think of others at Christmastime.

Looking Back: Dec. 14, 2017

The community’s history as recorded in the files of the Langley Advance

Throwback Thursday: December 14, 2017

Can you help us caption a photo from Langley’s past?

Giants invite fans to toss teddy bears at Langley game

The annual Teddy Bear Toss takes place at this Sunday’s home game in the LEC.

Langley Christmas Fun: a listing of holiday events, Dec. 14, 2017 edition

Langley events: LangleyAdvance.com/add-event or news@langleyadvance.com (subject: Christmas Fun).

VIDEO: Carollers bring festive sounds to Langley City most Fridays

Shoppers will once again be entertained by choirs, musicians and bands this month in McBurney Plaza.

Debt-to-household-income ratio rises in third quarter

Total household credit market debt grew to $2.11 trillion in the third quarter

B.C. Mountie told to resign after texting teenage sex assault victim

RCMP documents say Const. Brian Eden sent sexually inappropriate photos to 17-year-old girl

Family doctors should learn to treat addiction, not shun patients: scientist

B.C. Centre on Substance Use’s Dr. Evan Wood said efforts underway to change addiction medicine image

Update: Small fire near Maple Ridge tent city

Occurred outside camp Wednesday night

Four dog deaths investigated in Cranbrook

One vet suggests a parallel to these deaths and similar ones in 2016

Meningococcal disease outbreak declared in Okanagan

Five cases in last six months among 15- to 19-year-olds, including one in Vernon

Military life gives way to chance as author

Retired Chilliwack officer pens book about life in Afghanistan

Province rejects Ajax mine in Kamloops

KGHM Ajax had proposed a 1,700-hectare open-pit copper and gold mine, just southwest of Kamloops

Most Read