ONE Championship atomweight champion Angela Lee was injured in car accident in Oahu, Hawaii, Monday. According to ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong, Lee’s car flipped roughly five or six times, and while her injuries are not life threatening, her scheduled November 21 title defense will be postponed.
“ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee got into a terrible car accident yesterday with her car flipping over 5-6x according to the police,” Sityodtong posted on Facebook. “She was driving to her morning training at the gym when she fell asleep. 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. I saw photos of the damaged car, and it was a complete wreck. Angela will not be competing on November 24. We are all blessed and relieved that Angela will make a full recovery. It is a reminder for all of us that life is so fragile and that we must treasure our loved ones every day. Please join me in sending love, prayers, and positive energy to Angela and her family.”
Lee, 21, was set to defend her title against Mei Yamaguchi (16-10-1) at “ONE Championship 65: Immortal Pursuit” on Nov. 24 in Singapore. Lee is currently undefeated at 8-0 and holds a unanimous decision win over Yamaguchi dating back to May 2016.
Kee Lee, Angela’s father, also provided a statement:
“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.
“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.”