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Christian Lee, Asian American MMA phenom, going for champ-champ status in U.S. Prime Video debut

For hardcore MMA fans, Christian Lee is known as the dominant ONE Lightweight World Champion who hails from a fighting family led by older sister and current ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion, Angela Lee.

But looking more broadly at “The Warrior,” the 24-year-old Canadian-American of Chinese-Singaporean and Korean descent is also one the most accomplished Asian American athletes in all of professional sports, having already captured a world championship in arguably the deepest division of the world’s largest martial arts organization, on top of being a dedicated family man and young father.

Win a trip to Singapore to meet ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’ Boss Chatri Sityodtong

Fans of ONE Championship have a limited-time opportunity to win a trip to Singapore to meet Chatri, the martial arts entrepreneur behind the hit ‘Apprentice’ spin-off.

ONE Championship and its CEO and Chairman Chatri Sityodtong are offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience for super-fans of “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition.”

As announced during their ONE on Prime Video 3 broadcast last Friday, to celebrate the reality series landing on Prime Video exclusively in the U.S. and Canada, ONE wants to reward one lucky fan with a trip for two to Singapore to meet Chatri in-person during event week for ONE on Prime Video 4. The winner will also receive a pair of VIP tickets to the event.

Martial arts entrepreneur Chatri Sityodtong takes new ‘Apprentice’ series to Amazon Prime Video

With the exciting addition of ONE Championship on Amazon Prime Video comes a revamped version of the hit reality series “The Apprentice” — only this one is actually worth watching.

From the first episode, it’s clear to see “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” isn’t the same show run by former long-time host Donald Trump. Like the original “Apprentice,” the ONE Championship edition is also run by a businessman who has grown a billion-dollar empire — ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong. But in this edition, Chatri’s martial arts background is responsible for a refreshing culture change. Competitors have traveled from all over the world from a mix of business, marketing, and martial arts backgrounds vying to be “The One” to win a one-year, $250,000 job offer to be Chatri’s Chief of Staff in Singapore, where ONE is headquartered.

MMA Champion Angela Lee gets into heated argument with Filipino reporter over pregnancy ‘vacation’

One Championship Angela Lee has a heated debate with a reporter

ONE Championship atomweight belt holder Angela Lee got into a heated debate with a Filipino reporter from GMA News when he asked if she should have vacated her title after going on a pregnancy “vacation.”

The two-year “vacation”: The argument happened on Sept. 8 during a virtual call attended by Lee, 25, her brother Christian and their sister, Victoria, on Sept. 8, South China Morning Post reported.

ONE Championship Superstars, Asian Celebrities Denounce Recent Escalation of Anti-Asian Racism Amidst Covid-19

The world is reeling from a Covid-19 pandemic that has overwhelmed healthcare systems, forced people indoors, and caused economies to crash. Now, this terrible virus can add hate crimes to the list of complications it has brought upon society.

Recent events point to a sharp escalation in hate crimes against Asian people, especially against Asian-Americans in the United States. 

The Rise of Asian American Martial Arts Athletes in ONE Championship

Asia’s largest martial arts organization, ONE Championship, without a doubt, has the largest collection of Asian martial arts World Champions who are currently employed on its elite roster of talent. The list of legendary figures is long and consists of some of the most iconic names in the history of martial arts.

The roster includes Japanese mixed martial arts legend Shinya Aoki and Yoshihiro Akiyama, as well as Muay Thai legends Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, and Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex. The organization even once held a title defense for former boxing World Champion and pound-for-pound great, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.

The Filipino Martial Artists Are Following in Manny Pacquiao’s Footsteps

Filipino Martial Artists

Everyone on the planet knows Manny Pacquiao. The Filipino boxing legend has become much more than a boxer in his country and to his legion of fans across the world.

Pacquiao’s greatness and moral qualities have made him an inspiration to many people. Among the people Pacquiao has inspired are his countrymen who train in mixed martial arts at Team Lakay in the Philippines.

The Next Indian Superstar: Ritu Phogat Begins the Journey Towards Greatness in Mixed Martial Arts

Pursuing greatness in a second arena, when you’ve already proven exceptional in your initial passion can be daunting. Imagine daring to be great, stepping out of your comfort zone as an athlete, and chasing something totally different even after your many accomplishments.

Imagine doing this when even members of your own family before you have already established the concept of greatness associated with your name. The pressure involved is likely only surpassed by the courage it takes to reach for even more.

MMA Champions Angela and Christian Lee Win Fights at the World’s Largest Martial Arts Event in History

Sibling duo Angela and Christian Lee both left the cage victorious at ONE: Century in Tokyo on Sunday.

The One: Century event is said to be the largest martial arts event in history where 44 fighters met for 22 matches for dominance. One Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong explained in July, “I am thrilled to announce that ONE Championship is set to throw the biggest martial arts event in history this October in Tokyo, Japan. The biggest and brightest stars of ONE Championship are ready to shine in Tokyo, and fans will surely not want to miss the festivities.”