Mililani’s Angela Lee, the ONE Championship female world atomweight champion, was involved in a car accident on Monday while on a visit home and will miss her title defense scheduled for Nov. 24 in Singapore.
Lee is staying in Mililani and was driving to her parents’ gym in Waipio.
ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong released a statement on his Facebook page.
“ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee got into a terrible car accident yesterday with her car flipping over 5-6x according to the police,” Sityodtong wrote. “She was driving to her morning training at the gym when she fell asleep. Miraculously, she survived with only a concussion, some minor burns, and a banged up body. If she was not wearing a seatbelt, it would have most certainly been a different story. I saw photos of the damaged car, and it was a complete wreck. Angela will not be competing on November 24. We are all blessed and relieved that Angela will make a full recovery. Please join me in sending love, prayers, and positive energy to Angela and her family.”
Lee became the first female MMA world champion from Hawaii with a unanimous decision over Mei Yamaguchi in May 2016. She was scheduled to defend her title in a rematch against Yamaguchi later this month.
Lee is 8-0 in her MMA career with six wins by submission.