Angela Lee and her family arrive in South Korea for vacation


Angela Lee, ONE Championship’s first and only female world atomweight champion, “Unstoppable,” made her triumphant return to the circle at the ONE X promotion’s 10th anniversary spectacular in March.

She defeated ONE Atomweight World Grand Prix winner and fan favorite Stamp Fairtex to retain her atomweight title. What was particularly impressive was that the win came after nearly two and a half years on the shelf due to pregnancy and the birth of daughter Ava Marie.

Since winning the first world atomweight title, “Unstoppable” has been just that, defending the world title five times so far. After her ONE X hit, Lee has been busy spending time with her family and recently gave fans a glimpse of her last family vacation in South Korea while celebrating her 26th birthday.

“Let’s celebrate 26 years of living in the motherland!” 🥳✈️🇰🇷 Hello Korea!! »

Fans showered the Atomic Weight Queen with birthday wishes. A fan with the @aclassofmyown handle commented on the post, offering Lee some travel tips while he was overseas.

“Happy birthday champion!!! You will love Korea! Check out Lotte’s world and trompe l’oeil museums near Seoul! The food is amazing everywhere you go, so no worries there! I hope you and the family enjoy 🎉🎉🎉”

Angela Lee’s mother, Jewelz, is of Korean descent and the family has visited the country often over the years.

Ham Seo Hee set for one more run at Angela Lee’s ONE World Championship

Interestingly, Angela Lee’s next opponent in the circle could be South Korean veteran Ham Seo Hee. Buoyed by an impressive eight-fight winning streak, Ham is the No. 2 ranked atomweight contender, one spot behind Stamp Fairtex who just earned her first world title opportunity in mixed martial arts.

At 35, Ham Seo Hee acknowledges that she is fast approaching the end of her mixed martial arts career. The ONE Women’s Atomicweight World Grand Prix was to be her route to a world title clash with reigning queen Angela Lee. After a unanimous decision against Denice Zamboanga in the quarter-finals of the tournament, the fighter, affectionately nicknamed ‘Hamderlei Silva’, was forced to pull out of the tournament due to an injury sustained in training.

Julie Mezabarba stepped in to replace Ham. She would go on to lose to eventual winner of the Stamp Tournament Fairtex in the semi-finals.

‘Hamderlei Silva’ returned to ONE X in March and met quarter-final opponent Zamboanga in a rematch. Ham picked up their second win in a row against the Philippines, extending their streak to eight in a row and claiming a world title very strongly. Speaking to ONE Championship after her own success at ONE X, reigning World Champion Angela Lee said:

“I was happy that she was able to get the win over Denice. She fought hard and she deserved it and I think she deserves the next shot at the title.

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