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Angela Lee ruled out of ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT following ‘terrible’ car crash

ONE atomweight world champion ruled out of November 24 title defence after sustaining injuries in a car crash



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ONE atomweight world champion Angela Lee has been ruled out of her upcoming main event bout at ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT after sustaining injuries in a car crash.

Lee fell asleep at the wheel while driving to a morning training session, sustaining a concussion, as well as minor burns.

Lee was due to make the latest defence of her ONE atomweight world title in an eagerly-anticipated rematch with Mei Yamaguchi in the main event at Singapore Indoor Stadium on November 24, but that bout has now been postponed following the news of Lee’s crash.

ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee is a huge star in Singapore (Pic: ONE Championship)

The news was shared by ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong via a Facebook post this morning.

“ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee got into a terrible car accident yesterday with her car flipping over 5-6x according to the police. She was driving to her morning training at the gym when she fell asleep.

“Miraculously, she survived with only a concussion, some minor burns, and a banged up body. If she was not wearing a seatbelt, it would have most certainly been a different story. I saw photos of the damaged car, and it was a complete wreck.

“Angela will not be competing on November 24. We are all blessed and relieved that Angela is expected to make a full recovery. It is a reminder for all of us that life is so fragile and that we must treasure our loved ones every day. Please join me in sending love, prayers, and positive energy to Angela and her family.”

The November 24 event will still feature a world title bout, as retiring ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren looks to finish off his career with another successful title defence as he takes on former lightweight champ Shinya Aoki.

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