ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian Lee is primed to do what he does best in the main event of ONE: REVOLUTION on Friday, 24 September. Lee puts his World Title on the line against #3-ranked lightweight contender Ok Rae Yoon.
Christian Lee offers that he is better than his South Korean opponent in every department, and that his skill set should be unharmed by what the latter brings to the table.
“I think that Ok has good striking. He utilizes his range very well, and he’s got good timing when he strikes. But I feel confident in my skillset that I’m better in every range,” Christian Lee said.
“I feel that I’m a better striker, I feel that I’ve got better wrestling, and I feel that I have better jiu-jitsu. I know that Ok is going to be bringing the fight to me. He’s going to be fighting with all that he has, but I think that I have more.”
Christian Lee is not bragging about his abilities; the youngest ever male Mixed Martial Arts World Champion actually walks the talk.
Lee’s challenges have stretched his abilities on various occasions, be it Iuri Lapiucs’ or Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev’s striking venom, Shinya Aoki’s grappling wizardry, or Timofey Nastyukhin’s grappling game. Always, “The Warrior” has left the Circle with his hand raised.
Christian Lee reveals his gameplan
Whether fans witness a similar version of Lee remains to be seen, but as always the World Champion will try to execute his game plan as soon as he locks up with Ok.
“I’m just going to go in there, put the pressure on him, play my game, continue to mix it up between striking and grappling, and I’ll see what opening presents itself first – whether it’s going to be on the feet or on the ground,” he stated.
“I think Ok is going to be equally prepared for my striking and for my grappling. But when I mix it up, I think I’m going to find an opening faster than he’s going to be able to defend.”
“The Warrior” plans to treat the fans to a martial arts clinic in the main event of the night, whether the battle reaches the judges’ scorecard or ends with a knockout or submission.
It could be another scene martial arts fans across the globe have gotten familiar with – Lee getting his hand raised, covered in gold confetti, equipped with the ONE World Title, surrounded by his loved ones.
“In this matchup against Ok, I’m fully prepared to go five hard rounds with him. But if everything goes according to plan, I plan on taking this guy out in the first round. [I plan on] taking him down quick and submitting him.”