It was a night Singapore will remember for a long time to come after Angela Lee dominated Thai challenger Stamp Fairtex in the main event of One X on Saturday night after a two-year absence and the birth of her first child.
All eyes were glued to the One X headliners as they faced off at the Singapore Indoor Stadium where Lee, who started strong from the get go, received a crippling body shot from Fairtex.
It looked like it would be the end for Lee, but in an impressive display of strength, the champion powered through it to drag Fairtex to the mat where she threatened with submissions and ground and pound until the first round concluded.
“That body shot hurt,” Lee admitted in her post-fight interview. “But I can tell you that the contractions that I went through when I was in labour hurt more than that.”
Lee and Fairtex took to the ring once again in round two where Lee initiated another tie-up early by flinging Stamp to the mat.
She quickly overwhelmed her opponent though with a series of arm triangles, arm bars and chokes.
At one point, looking to secure a victory, Lee even threatened a twister, one of the most difficult submissions in MMA.