Christian Lee lost his lightweight championship to Ok Rae Yoon in a polarizing decision.
The two tested skills in the ONE Circle over the course of five rounds at Singapore Indoor Stadium at ONE: Revolution. Many ONE Championship fans were taken aback to see Yoon get his hand raised in victory.
The verdict from the judges and subsequent reaction are already creating some traction around a Christian Lee vs Ok Rae Yoon rematch.
The promotion recently took to social media to gauge interest from the fanbase on what they next want to see from The Warrior.
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ONE Championship’s lightweight hierarchy for the remainder of 2021 and the coming calendar year have just gotten even more interesting.
I spoke with the now-former ONE lightweight world champion after his main event title fight during the event’s post-fight press conference. The excerpt from our interaction is below.
If there were there some behind the scenes factors leading into this one that informed the performance
“No, you know, for me, I prepared as best as I could for this fight. I felt like I was in the best shape of my life. And my body was able to go five rounds and push the pace hard. It’s something as a fighter you just can’t really control. That’s why we train so hard in the gym. To prepare for being the best guy in the world on our worst day. I feel like that’s what I did here tonight.”
If there’s any solace from the disappointing decision in seeing his younger sister Victoria get the victory
Christian Lee said, “I think that it was a great fight card and I’m extremely proud of my sister’s performance tonight. She did an amazing job, taking out an undefeated prospect, and I couldn’t be happier for her.”
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