ONE Revolution: A Knock Filled Card Sees Christian Lee Succumb to OK Rae Yoon

Published 09/25/2021, 10:37 PM EDT


ONE Revolution was one of the most stacked combat cards in recent times as the promotion returned to Singapore with a blockbuster night of action. Headlined by Christian Lee and OK Rae Yoon, the entire event had several highlight-reel moments.

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While a debutant in James Yang could attain a successful win via TKO, lightweight star Christian Lee fell prey to a controversial decision and lost the title. Thus, it was a whirlwind of emotions throughout the night. Amidst all of this, one the thing that was undeniable was the high voltage action.

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From heavyweights to lightweights, there wasn’t a scarcity of stoppage wins. And the outcome of the event will help in crafting several monumental matchups ahead under the ONE Championship banner. Here’s a recap of the entire night.

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One Revolution Main Event: Lee vs Yoon

Following back-to-back wins in ONE, Yoon earned a shot at Christian Lee for the lightweight strap at Revolution. However, he didn’t seem like he was up for the task inside the cage, as Lee found it easy to outwork him with legitimate strikes, takedowns, and cage control. Although Rae Yoon did attempt to let his hands go, Lee seemed ready with a response.

The full-length contest was absolutely entertaining until the shocking decision was announced. Lee also protested against the result and demanded an immediate rematch. It was indeed an intense ending to a stellar card.

Meanwhile, Christian’s younger sister, Victoria Lee, was able to keep her undefeated record intact. She added another stoppage win to her name. The 17-year-old looked flawless as she dismantled Victoria Souza’s game plan from the very start. The surging star seized her opponent in merely two rounds, ending the battle via punches and elbow strikes.

Heavyweight action was also at its peak come fight night. The slugfest between Amir Aliakbari and Anatoly Malykhin grabbed a lot of attention. While both men had claimed they would outpoint the other in the build-up of the fight, the bout turned out to be a lopsided affair.

Despite such bold claims in the pre-fight segment, the Iranian fighter had nothing to show as he departed with the big loss.

Malykhin struck his opponent with vicious shots in the very early stage. The contest ended at 2:57 in the first round as Akbari got hit with a power shot and went crashing to the canvas.

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Meanwhile, Joshua Pacio also had a tranquil night as he defended the strawweight title against Yosuke Saruta. The fight could have gone the distance. However, Pacio dished out vicious combinations and ended the show in the first round via TKO.

Akin to Pacio, Kim Jae Woong also looked great in his scrap against Martin Nguyen. Ex-two division champion Nguyen came to fight, intending to get back in the win column. But Woong finished ‘The Situ-Asian’ with a TKO in round one. If that’s not all, the lead card also had a lot to offer to the combat fans.

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ONE Revolution: Compete Results

Ok Rae Yoon beat Christian Lee via UD
Joshua Pacio beat Yosuke Saruta via 1 round TKO
Jae Woong Kim beat Martin Nguyen via 1 round knockout (3:15)
Anatoly Malykhin beat Amir Aliakbari via 1 round knockout (2:57)
Victoria Lee beat Victoria Souza via 2 round TKO (3:58)
Lito Adiwang beat Hexigetu via unanimous decision
Marcus Almeida beat Anderson Silva via 1 round submission (2:55)
James Yang beat Roel Rosauro via 2 round TKO (2:00)

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Capitan Petchyindee Academy beat Mehdi Zatout via unanimous decision
Petchtanong Petchfergus beat Zhang Chenglong via unanimous decision

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Muay Thai
Taiki Naito beat Petchdam Gaiyanghadao via split decision

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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