Angela Lee

Car accident knocks Angela Lee out of Nov. 24 title defence

ONE Championship atomweight champion Angela Lee (8-0-0) was involved in a car accident early Monday morning according to company CEO Chatri Sityodtong, who revealed the news in a Facebook post.

Sityodtong said the following:

“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 will 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.”

“My daughter was in a very serious accident yesterday,” said Lee’s father, Ken Lee. “It is truly a miracle that she survived. We are so blessed that God laid his hand of protection over her.

“Angela’s car hit a guardrail on the highway. The axle snapped and the car flipped 5-6 times over 100 yards and landed on the opposite side of the highway, according to the police.

“Our family would like to thank everyone for your sincere thoughts and prayers. Angela is now at home recovering and will be okay.”

Lee’s rematch with Japanese challenger Mei Yamaguchi (16-10-1) has been postponed accordingly. No other details have been released.

ONE Championship 65: Immortal Pursuit is scheduled for November 24. The main event features Ben Askren defending his welterweight belt against Andrew Leone.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.


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