Angela Lee Victorious in Return, Submits Stamp Fairtex in ONE X Main Event

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Angela Lee and Stamp Fairtex, ONE XAngela Lee and Stamp Fairtex, ONE X face-off Credit: ONE Championship

Reigning ONE women’s atomweight champion Angela Lee returned to enactment astatine Saturday’s ONE X, competing for the archetypal clip since 2019 erstwhile she took connected expansive prix victor Stamp Fairtex successful the mammoth card’s main event.

In her absence, Stamp had roseate to the apical of the division, winning the promotion’s atomweight expansive prix past year.

Lee closed the region astir instantly to footwear disconnected the ONE X main lawsuit successful Singapore connected Saturday, looking to get Stamp Fairtex to the ground. Instead, Stamp reversed, enactment Lee against the fence, and fired an elbow disconnected the break. At distance, Lee utilized her jab, past bullied her mode wrong erstwhile more, again looking for a takedown.

When Lee couldn’t get the combat down, she recovered herself successful dire straits. Stamp fto loose, lighting up the assemblage and hurting Lee. The champ backpedaled, and Stamp pressed forward, battering her with punches. Somehow, Lee survived and pushed back, yet slowing the gait down and putting Stamp against the fence. That bought her precious moments to recover, and she besides dragged Stamp to her knees, taking the back, albeit high, and flattening the challenger out. Stamp fought the hands, portion Lee showed superb flexibility, floating astir connected the backmost hunting chokes.

Round 2 saw Lee get the combat into her wheelhouse early. She would trap an limb with her legs, but ended up going to her back. Still, Lee hunted an arm, past locked up a triangle. That allowed her to spell aft the limb again, portion putting sizeable unit connected Stamp’s neck. The challenger astatine times seemed seconds distant from some going out, and escaping; she would survive, but inactive had Lee controlling her connected the ground. The champ added immoderate knees to the body, past acceptable Stamp up for a twister attempt. Stamp Fairtex practically gutted her mode done immoderate of those submission attempts, but conscionable earlier the extremity of the round, Angela Lee flattened the challenger out, got the rear-naked choke successful place, and forced the tap!

A victorious homecoming for atomweight champion Angela Lee, who picks up her 2nd consecutive win, years apart, and moves to 11-2 arsenic a pro.

Official Result: Angela Lee def. Stamp Fairtex by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 4:50