Christian Lee and Ok Rae Yoon have their initial bout verdict upheld after a competition committee review.
ONE Championship figurehead Chatri Sityodtong took to his personal social media. Addressing the situation regarding the hotly debated lightweight world title fight.
Yoon versus Lee went the distance with many thinking that The Warrior had done enough to retain his crown against the surging Sout Korean contender.
This is not an unprecedented move from the organization as ONE Championship has reviewed a few bouts in the past. Eddie Alvarez vs Iuri Lapicus and Denice Zamboanga vs Seo Hee Ham are two recent reviews that stand out as examples this year.
This committee is comprised of both internal and external members. People who occupy a myriad of roles in combat sports (former fighters, referees, judges, etc) but whose names are not publically disclosed.
Advocates for Christian Lee winning the bout focused on his knockdown. As well as submission attempts as reasoning for why he should have retained.
Conversely, those that thought Ok Rae Yoon won saw him pushing a greater pace and winning based on a more sizable cumulative effort.
Christian Lee and Ok Rae Yoon
Yoon has gone 3-0 inside of the ONE Circle this calendar year. Prior to 2021, Ok Rae Yoon was not part of the ONE Championship roster altogether.
Lee had a six-fight win streak snapped. The lineal and Grand Prix ONE lightweight champion’s pursuit of a third straight title defense ultimately did not come to fruition.
The main event of ONE: Revolution left many fans buzzing thereafter. So much so that the sequel could even possibly take place before the end of the calendar year.
Perhaps at the organization’s decade anniversary show ONE X which is slated for December.
What are your thoughts on the decision standing and a possible Yoon vs Lee rematch?