Earlier today (Friday, May 17, 2019) 20-year-old phenom Christian Lee stopped Shinya Aoki to win the ONE lightweight title in the main event of ONE: Enter the Dragon from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
It wasn’t without some initial adversity, however, as Lee survived a first-round armbar attempt from legendary grappler Aoki (via ONE Championship):
Lee persevered to pour on a vicious onslaught of punches in the second round. The attack forced the referee to step in and stop the fight. Lee was crowned the new ONE lightweight champion:
With the win, Lee joined his sister Angela as a ONE champion. The sky is the limit for the 20-year-old rising star, especially after a win of this magnitude.
As for Aoki, he relinquished the title he just won by submitting Eduard Folayang at March 31’s A New Era.