ONE: Enter the Dragon: Christian Lee captures lightweight gold, Sage Northcutt suffers quick KO loss

Youngest male MMA world champion Christian Lee crowned in Singapore 

Asian MMA organization ONE Championship’s Enter the Dragon event in Singapore will probably be remembered for a historic victory and a shocking loss.

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At 20 years old, Christian Lee, the brother of atomweight champion Angela Lee, won the lightweight crown with an impressive KO of Shinya Aoki, becoming the youngest male MMA champion.

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Lee overcame some takedowns and an armbar attempt by Aoki in the first round to overpower him with strikes in the second round to secure the victory.

It wasn’t that long ago when Lee suffered his first career loss when The Crossfire spoke him about preparing for his bounce back fight against

Meanwhile, 23 year old former UFC phenom Sage Northcutt (11-3-0) suffered a 29 second TKO loss to Cosmo Alexandre (8-1-0), joining his colleague Eddie Alvarez in losing his debut fight with the company. Alexandre did not give Northcutt any time to get untracked, knocking “Super” down face first early with the first punch and forced referee Oliver Coste to call the bout.

In other bouts:

Lightweight title bout: Christian Lee defeats Shinya Aoki via TKO (strikes) R2 0:51

ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Championship bout: Regian Eersel def. Nieky Holzken via UD

ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Quarter-final bout: Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy def. Giorgio Petrosyan via SD

ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Quarter-final bout: Samy Sana def. Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex via UD

Lightweight bout: Cosmo Alexandre def. Sage Northcutt via KO (punch) R1 0:29

ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Semi-final bout: Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev def. Amir Khan via KO R1 2:56

ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Alternate bout: Geje Eustaquio def. Kim Kyu Sung via UD

Strawweight bout: Miao Li Tao def. Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke via KO R1 4:09

ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Quarter-final bout bout: Jo Nattawut def. Sasha Moisa via TKO R3 1:24

Strawweight bout: Yoshitaka Naito def. Alex Silva via UD

Featherweight bout: Garry Tonon def. Yoshiki Nakahara via submission (Heel Hook) R1 0:55

ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Quarter-final bout: Dzhabar Askerov defeats Enriko Kehl via UD

Atomweight bout: Mei Yamaguchi def. Laura Balin via submission (armbar) R1 3:46

Lightweight bout: Iuri Lapicus def. Shannon Wiratchai via submission (rear naked choke) R3 3:10

ONE featherweight kickboxing World Grand Prix alternate bout: Daniel Dawson def. Brown Pinas via SD

Lightweight bout: Rahul Raju defeats Richard Corminal via submission (rear naked choke) R1 4:43


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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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