ONE: Century 世紀 Part I: Angela Lee secures thrilling late submission of Xiong Jing Nan
ONE Championship atomweight champion Angela Lee (10-2-0) overcame some crisp striking of strawweight champion Xiong Jing Nan (14-2-0) to secure a fifth round rear-naked choke submission at Tokyo’s ONE: Century 世紀 Part I Saturday night.
Jing Nan executed some good boxing early, piling up points and taking some starch out of Lee, but used grappling in the third and fourth rounds to wear down Nan.
It was Jing Nan’s turn to battle back early in the final round, but then Lee used a belly-to-back suplex to turn the tide and collect the victory.
With the win, Lee successfully defended her atomweight crown and avenged a previous loss to Jing Nan that denied her the stawweight crown and the first woman in the company to hold duel championships.
Former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson added the ONE flyweight World Grand Prix Championship to his mantle by defeating Danny Kingad by unanimous decision in the final. “Mighty Mouse” used his trademark takedowns and wrestling to wear down Kingad who held tough against the various submission attempts of Johnson.
Christian Lee, the brother of women’s atomweight champion Angela Lee, won the ONE lightweight World Grand Prix championship final, dominating Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev by convincing unanimous decision. Lee used takedowns in the second round to punish Saygid from up top, forcing him on the defensive for the rest of the bout. Lee, 21, was a late substitute in the tournament, but is now the lightweight champion with the victory.
In other results:
ANGELA LEE DEF. XIONG JING NAN VUA SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE) R5 4:48
DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON DEF. DANNY KINGAD VIA UD
JANET TODD DEF. EKATERINA VANDARYEVA VIA KO R2 2:29
CHRISTAN LEE DEF. SAYGID GUSEYN ARSLANALIEV VIA UD
YUYA WAKAMATSU DEF. DAE HWAN KIM VIA UD
SAM-A GAIYANGHADAO DEF. DAREN ROLLAND VIA KO R2 1:20
YUSHIN OKAMI DEF. AGILAN THANI VIA SD
ITSUKI HIRATA DEF. RIKA ISHIGE VIA SUBMISSION (ARMBAR) R2 4:41
LITO ADIWANG DEF. SENZO IKEDA VIA TKO (INJURY) R1 1:57
YOON CHANG MIN DEF PHOE THAW VIA SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE) R1 3:17
KWON WON II DEF. SUNOTO VIA TKO (STRIKES) R1 1:43