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Angela Lee vs. Michelle Nicolini announced for ONE Championship show in Kuala Lumpur

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Angela Lee (pictured) fights Michelle Nicolini in a 125-pound bout at ONE Championship: Masters of Destiny in Kuala Lumpur on July 12
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Angela Lee isn’t returning to her old weight class just yet.

Despite holding the ONE Championship 115-pound title and recently suffering her first career loss after moving up a division, Lee will again compete at 125 pounds when she fights Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Michelle Nicolini at ONE Championship: Masters of Destiny on July 12 in Kuala Lumpur, officials announced Friday.

Lee is coming off a fifth-round TKO loss to ONE 125-pound champion Xiong Jingnan in March, a result that dropped Lee’s pro record to 9-1. The 22-year-old Canadian of Chinese and Korean descent had recorded three consecutive successful defenses of her 115-pound title before that setback.

Nicolini (5-2) has competed for ONE four times, winning her first three bouts by first-round submission. A world champion in BJJ, Nicolini saw her streak snapped in her last outing, a unanimous decision loss to Tiffany Teo last November.

ONE Championship: Masters of Destiny will air on the B/R Live streaming service. The main event will be a kickboxing bout rematch between Petchmorrakot Petchyindee and Giorgio Petrosyan. Petchmorrakot defeated Petrosyan by decision this past May in a featherweight grand prix quarter-final bout, only to see the result overturned to a no contest after ONE officials conducted a review of the bout and found “multiple infractions” that were not caught by the referee.

See the updated July 12 card below:

Giorgio Petrosyan vs Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy - kickboxing

Angela Lee vs Michelle Nicolini

Ev Ting vs Daichi Abe

Abro Fernandes vs Gurdarshan Mangat

Jihin Radzuan vs Jomary Torres

Dae Sung Park vs Kimihiro Eto

Troy Worthen vs Chen Rui

Hiroki Akimoto vs Kenny Tse - kickboxing

Kai Ting Chuang vs Janet Todd - kickboxing

Aleksi Toivonen vs Akihiro Fujisawa

Saiful Merican vs Mohammed Bin Mahmoud - Muay Thai

Adrian Mattheis vs Liu Peng Shuai

George Mann vs Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy - Muay Thai