ONE Champion Angela Lee Is ‘Super Fired Up’ to Return in 2022 After Welcoming a Newborn

Published 11/22/2021, 7:00 AM EST


ONE Championship women’s Atomweight champion, Angela Lee, has been out of action since 2019. However, her absence from the MMA world has been for a happy reason. Now, Lee, a mother of a 6-month-old daughter, is excited to make her comeback in 2022.

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The ‘Unstoppable’ last fought Xiong Jing Nan in a rematch on October 13, 2019, at ONE Championship: Century Part 1. The 25-year-old successfully defended her ONE atomweight title by defeating Xiong via a fifth-round submission (rear-naked choke).

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Ever since then, Lee has been busy living a happy personal life from her pregnancy to welcoming a newborn. However, she has kept herself aware of everything going around in her division, especially the ONE women’s World Atomweight Grand Prix.

In a recent interview with the ‘MMA Junkie,’ Lee said – “Life is different now, but she (baby daughter) is my No. 1 motivation… I’m ready to go.”

“Definitely, I think I have that mama bear instinct. All moms do… I’m super protective of her, and I don’t know, I’m just super fired up. I haven’t felt this way in years. I can’t wait. I have that itch back.” – the ‘Unstoppable’ continued.

“Although I’ve taken time off physically, I’m still in the game (mentally). I haven’t taken a break. I’ve been watching what’s happening with the (Atomweight Grand Prix) and keeping track of the girls in my division. I’m so excited. We’re working on new things this camp, and I definitely think it’s gonna be my best performance yet.” – Lee concluded. [h/t MMA Junkie]

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Who will Angela Lee face in her comeback fight in 2022?

As aforementioned, Lee is the current reigning and defending ONE women’s atomweight champion. She might have been out of action, but her division was not.

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As a fan, you may already know that the ONE women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix is about to conclude. An intriguing clash between Stamp Fairtex and Ritu Phogat will decide the winner of the Grand Prix. 

Stamp vs. Phogat will take place on December 03, 2021, at ONE: Winter Warriors. The winner of this bout will be the next title challenger. It means the winner will face Angela Lee for her ONE atomweight title.

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Are you excited to see Angela Lee back in action? Who do you think will face Lee in her comeback fight, Stamp or Phogat?

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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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