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