August 8, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Christian Lee is decided to regain the ONE light-weight title
  • Lee was defeated by Okay Rae Yoon by unanimous resolution in September 2021
  • Lee is trying to find a decisive end in opposition to Okay this time round

ONE Championship’s light-weight division has been one of many promotion’s most enjoyable brackets in its historical past, and one other chapter might be added when Christian Lee rematches Okay Rae Yoon for the light-weight title on August 26.

Lee has by no means been absolutely capable of let go of the grudge that he has had with the South Korean after dropping the belt to him in a unanimous resolution loss at ONE: Revolution in September 2021.

“The Warrior” wholeheartedly believed that the judges unjustly awarded the win and the title to OK regardless of the latter being seen by most followers because the rightful winner.

With a renewed deal with the rematch, Lee is useless set on taking what he sees as rightfully his.

“I positively consider that I’m going to win this battle. If it’s a shut resolution I can see how they’ll arrange a trilogy battle, but when the battle goes how I plan on it going – I’m going to take him out fast and end him – then there’s going to be no want for a rematch,” Lee said in a latest interview.

Lee’s primary argument for being the winner of the primary battle was that he did extra harm to Okay and that his a number of makes an attempt at ending the battle by way of submission ought to have been sufficient to sway the choice in his favor.

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Nonetheless, the judges noticed it in a very completely different gentle although as Okay was capable of masterfully escape his submission makes an attempt whereas additionally being efficient within the hanging recreation.

“In case you take a look at ONE Championship’s scoring standards, I received in each space. If we go on close to end and also you go on the harm completed – I broke his orbital within the first spherical, I dropped him massive within the third spherical, and I got here near getting two submissions. That actually speaks for itself,” Lee defined.

“In my view, I nonetheless received the battle, however I’m positively not going to enter the [rematch] with the identical recreation plan.”

Lee understandably didn’t disclose his recreation plan in opposition to Okay, however it actually looks as if he has realized from his errors from their first match and can presumably be extra cautious in managing his fuel tank in opposition to Okay.

The rematch will happen at ONE 160 on August 26 at 6:30 PM SGT (6:30 AM ET in the USA).

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