Two of the most exciting Singaporean prospects have joined the Evolve MMA fight team after a successful trial last week. Teenage siblings Angela Lee and Christian Lee were both offered places on the team after impressing over the course of a grueling tryout.
Angela is currently 1-0 in pro mixed martial arts (MMA) after defeating Aya Saber at ONE: "Warrior's Quest" and is preparing to take on Elena Pashnina at ONE: "Dynasty of Warriors" in Beijing. She says that both her and her brother are aiming to become champions with Asia's biggest MMA organization.
"It has been a grueling week for both Christian and myself. We were definitely pushed beyond our limits during our training sessions with the Evolve Fight Team. However, Christian and I spoke to each other before the tryouts started and we made a promise to ourselves and to each other that no matter how tough it gets, we won’t quit. We can’t quit! Our dream is to become World Champions in ONE Championship and this is how we’re going to get there."
Between them, Angela and Christian already have an impressive collection of trophies, belts, and titles. She is a two-time Pankration world champion and has competed in (and won) numerous world, national, and regional martial arts competitions such as the World Pankration, Athlima Federation World Championships, and FILA World Championships, as well as being a state wrestling champion with a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Christian is a multiple time Junior Pankration World Champion who also holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He was voted "Most Outstanding Athlete" at the 2013 FILA World Championship after winning five world titles across the disciplines of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Pankration, MMA, and submission grappling. He also holds a first degree black belt in Taekwondo and TDS.
They will be training alongside the likes of UFC Lightweight World Champion Rafael dos Anjos, ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki, ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren, and ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichok as well as a host of famous fighters from the worlds of boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling and MMA.