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MMA Champion Angela Lee Wants to Inspire Girls to Learn Martial Arts

MMA champion Angela Lee wants to inspire girls to learn martial arts

Mixed martial arts fighter Angela Lee has had a busy month. The Hawaii-based 20 year old flew into Singapore last week, doing last-minute training sessions and media interviews ahead of her fight Friday, where she defended her ONE Championship atomweight title against Brazilian challenger Istela Nunes in a bout that ended in the second round with Nunes submitting to a choke from Lee.

Mixed martial arts’ standard-bearer for Asian values

Mixed martial arts’ standard-bearer for Asian values

Ask One Championship chief executive officer Victor Cui how his mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation maintains its superiority in Asia over rivals Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). His answer is simple: Just look at the fighters’ post-match conduct. Last month, after beating Ronda Rousey, UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes infamously said: “F*** Ronda Rousey.

 

MMA Fighter Carla Esparza Empowers Orange County’s Women with Seminar

MMA Fighter Carla Esparza Empowers Orange County’s Women with Seminar

“Being on the all-women’s wrestling team, every day I was surrounded by all these strong, empowered women, and it just changed everything,” said Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza to about 75 girls and woman during a MMA seminar last weekend at Team Oyama MMA and Fitness in Irvine. “I notice that…

 

A 68-year-old Latina packs a punch in mixed martial arts competition

A 68-year-old Latina packs a punch in mixed martial arts competition

While your average senior is planning his or her latest post-retirement trip, Ann Perez de Tejada, 68, is stepping into the octagon and learning how to knockout her foe. In February, Perez put on her fighting gloves and faced off against her first MMA opponent, 24 year-old Laura Dettman, in the process proving that age is just a number.

 

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