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Car crash rules One Championship star Angela Lee out of Singapore title bout after ‘falling asleep at the wheel’

The 21-year-old was not seriously injured in the accident, but left the scene suffering from concussion and minor burns

Angela LeeMathew ScottPublished: 11:42am, 8 Nov, 2017Why you can trust SCMP

A car accident in Hawaii in the early hours of Monday morning has left martial arts phenomenon Angela Lee injured and out of her upcoming One Championship world atomweight title defence.

Reports coming out of Honolulu overnight say the 21-year-old Lee was not seriously injured in the accident, but left the scene suffering from concussion and minor burns.

Lee has now been forced on doctors orders to withdraw from her rematch with Japanese fighter Me Yamaguchi, which was set to headline’s One’s massive Singapore card on November 24.

The pair had engaged in a epic duel over five rounds in Singapore back in May 2016, with the decision going to the then 19-year-old Lee, making her MMA’s youngest ever world champion. The Hawaii-based star has since defended her title and has extended her record to 8-0, and the rematch with the more seasoned Yamaguchi (16-10-1) was much anticipated by MMA fans across the world given the fact their first bout was widely considered one of the fights of the year.

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Lee was locked away in fight camp before the bout when the accident happened, readying herself for action before heading to Singapore and rejoining the Evolve MMA gym out of which she officially fights.

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