The One Championships 65 women’s atomweight title bout between Angela Lee and Mei Yamaguchi has been called off after Lee was involved in a serious car accident in her home state of Hawaii.
Chatri Sityodtong is the CEO of One Championship and he shared the horrific details of the accident on Facebook:
Rob DeMello is the sports director with KHON out of Hawaii and he got a picture of the car Lee was driving when the accident occurred:
BREAKING: Hawaii's @angelaleemma was involved in car accident on O'ahu Monday. Family confirms no serious injuries but will postpone #ONEFC Atomweight title defense vs. Mei Yamaguchi which was scheduled for Nov. 24th in Singapore pic.twitter.com/CZOpDo8Ueg— Rob DeMello (@RobDeMelloKHON) November 8, 2017
BREAKING: Hawaii's @angelaleemma was involved in car accident on O'ahu Monday. Family confirms no serious injuries but will postpone #ONEFC Atomweight title defense vs. Mei Yamaguchi which was scheduled for Nov. 24th in Singapore pic.twitter.com/CZOpDo8Ueg
— Rob DeMello (@RobDeMelloKHON) November 8, 2017
Ken Lee is the father of the One Championships Atomweight Champion and he spoke to KHON, saying it is a miracle his daughter is still alive.
“My daughter was in a very serious accident yesterday. It is truly a miracle that she survived. We are so blessed that God laid his hand of protection over her. Angela’s car hit a guardrail on the highway. The axle snapped and the car flipped 5-6 times over 100 yards and landed on the opposite side of the highway, according to the police. Our family would like to thank everyone for your sincere thoughts and prayers. Angela is now at home recovering and will be okay.”
A One Championships Welterweight Title bout between champion Ben Askren and Shinya Aoki will now headline the card.
One Championships 65 takes place on Friday, November 24 from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore with Ben Askren and Shinya Aoki headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs through the One Championships website.
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