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Angela Lee out of ONE Championship title defense after car accident

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ONE Championship atomweight star Angela Lee star has been removed from an upcoming title defense after being involved in a car accident.

Lee was scheduled to rematch Mei Yamaguchi in the main event of a ONE show on Nov. 24 in Kallang, Singapore, but CEO Chatri Sityodtong broke the news of the accident and Lee’s subsequent withdrawal on Facebook:

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ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee got into a terrible car accident yesterday with her car flipping over 5-6x…

Posted by Chatri Sityodtong on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

According to Sityodtong’s post, Lee’s car flipped over five or six times after she fell asleep while driving. Fortunately, it appears that she walked away with only “a concussion, some minor burns, and a banged up body.”

Rob DeMello of KHON News in Oahu, Hawaii tweeted out an image of Lee’s vehicle:

The 21-year-old Lee was looking for her third consecutive title defense after defeating Yamaguchi via five-round unanimous decision for the vacant belt back in May 2015. Lee is 8-0 as professional.

It is not known if ONE officials are seeking a replacement opponent for Yamaguchi. The Nov. 24 currently has one other title fight booked that would presumably become the new main event, with welterweight champion Ben Askren (17-0) competing in his retirement bout vs. Shinya Aoki (39-7).


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