Christian Lee is still only 17, but he’s already got two stoppage wins to his name and is rapidly emerging as one of the best prospects in the featherweight division. The half Singaporean/half Korean teenager has two wins out of two in his ONE Championship career and has never needed more than a few minutes to finish an opponent.
His last win came courtesy of a submission even seasoned pundits were struggling to describe, and it came just a couple of months after his older sister, Angela, had pulled off the first twister in the history of ONE Championship.
There was some suggestion that the siblings might be trying to outdo one another with their spectacular submission attempts, but Christian confirmed this is not the case.
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“I was extremely proud of my sister when she pulled off the twister, however, I did not feel the need to come up with another unconventional finish. When I fight, my only concern is finishing my opponent as quickly as possible.”
For anyone still wondering just what the technical term for the weird and wonderful lock that Lee finished Egyptian Mahmoud Mohamed with, he describes it as follows, “I would describe the submission as a single-arm chicken wing. It is a joint lock that creates immense pressure on the shoulder, forcing the opponent to tap or have his shoulder broken.”
This Friday night, the 17-year-old will be looking for his third win in quick succession when he takes on Anthony Engelen at ONE: Union of Warriors. The bout is set for the Thuwanna Stadium in Yangon and Lee has plenty of respect for an opponent who holds a purple belt in BJJ.
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