“He Could Barely Walk Out of the Cage” – Christian Lee Wants Nothing More Than to Have a Rematch Against OK Rae Yoon

Published 10/18/2021, 9:45 AM EDT


A lightweight title clash between Christian Lee and Ok Rae Yoon at ONE: Revolution had a controversial ending. The bout resulted in Ok winning the title via unanimous decision. However, the judges’ decision didn’t sit well with Lee and the majority of the MMA community.

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Thus, the promotion took every aspect under consideration, which had the fans relieved. The ONE Championship competition committee upheld the judges’ decision after revisiting the bout. 

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It also reassured the fans about not expecting any more controversial decisions in the future. And if so, the promotion will do right by them.

Now, coming back to the fighters, Lee rightfully so is furious about this situation. Nobody wants to lose their title to a controversial decision. Thus, his only aim is to have a rematch and claim back his title. 

In an exclusive interview with ONE Championship, Lee said – “I am still the champion. I am still the best fighter in the world. He couldn’t see out of his eye after the first round. He could barely walk out of the cage. He basically was handed the decision.”

“I’m ready to fight Ok Rae Yoon today. If he wants to fight, if he wants to do the rematch, we can do it as soon as possible. But if Ok is not ready, I’ll wait until he’s ready. And there’s no one else I want but him.” – Lee concluded.

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Christian Lee vs. Ok Rae Yoon 2: Analysis

As aforementioned, their first bout concluded in Ok winning the title via a controversial unanimous decision. Regardless of the judges’ decision, Lee dominated the majority of the fight. 

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Lee’s striking prowess only needed the first round to affect Ok’s game plan. In one of his interviews, Ok revealed that his vision was impaired after the first round, said – “I saw two Christian Lees in there.” Later, Ok also revealed that his bout against Lee resulted in him suffering an Orbital Bone injury.

There is no doubt that Lee can emerge victorious in the rematch. However, Ok now knows what to expect in a fight against Lee. Thus, Ok will be more prepared next time, which will make Lee’s job harder than their first bout at ONE: Revolution.

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What do you make of what Christian Lee had to say about his fight against Ok Rae Yoon? When do you think Lee vs. Ok 2 will happen?

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Arman Khan

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC, and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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