BANGKOK, THAILAND – MARCH 11: Angela Lee prepares to face Jenny Huang in the principle occasion of the ONE Championship: Warrior Kingdom occasion on the Impact Arena on March 11, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Photo by Dux Carvajal/ONE Championship/Getty Images)
ONE Championship atomweight champion Angela Lee was injured in a automotive accident in Hawaii on Monday and won’t be defending her title as beforehand scheduled.
Angela Lee is not going to be defending her ONE Championship atomweight title in Singapore this November on account of a severe automotive accident that left her injured.
BREAKING: Hawaii’s @angelaleemma was concerned in automotive accident on O’ahu Monday. Family confirms no severe accidents however will postpone #ONEFC Atomweight title protection vs. Mei Yamaguchi which was scheduled for Nov. 24th in Singapore pic.twitter.com/CZOpDo8Ueg
— Rob DeMello (@RobDeMelloKHON) November Eight, 2017
The 21-year-old champion was concerned in a automotive accident in Oahu, HI on Monday morning, in accordance with Lee’s household who spoke to Rober DeMello of KHON2.
“My daughter was in a very serious accident yesterday. It is truly a miracle that she survived. We are so blessed that God laid his hand of protection over her,” Lee’s father and coach Ken Lee mentioned. “Angela’s car hit a guardrail on the highway. The axle snapped and the car flipped 5-6 times over 100 yards and landed on the opposite side of the highway, according to the police. Our family would like to thank everyone for your sincere thoughts and prayers. Angela is now at home recovering and will be okay.”
Lee didn’t maintain any life-threatening accidents however has chosen to postpone her Nov. 24 bout with Mei Yamaguchi.
“She was driving to her morning training at the gym when she fell asleep,” mentioned ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong on Facebook. “Miraculously, she survived with only a concussion, some minor burns, and a banged-up body. If she was not wearing a seatbelt, it would have most certainly been a different story.”
Lee is undefeated (Eight-Zero) and received the atomweight title after defeating Yamaguchi at ONE Championship 42: Ascent to Power in May 2016. She has gone on to defend the title twice since in opposition to Jenny Huang and Istela Nunes. She completed her most up-to-date struggle through an anaconda choke within the second spherical at ONE Championship 55: Dynasty of Heroes.
There has been no official phrase on when or the place the struggle shall be rescheduled.