Lee, with a record of 16-4, defeated Rae Yoon Ok, also 16-4, at ONE Championship 160 through technical knockout in the second round. The competition was held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang on Friday.
Lee's takeover was overwhelmingly successful right from the opening bell. Lee was landing more and more punches as the first round went. Ok displayed a strong chin, but the mounting frequency of punishments in the latter stages of Round 1 spelled trouble.
OK was knocked down in the second round by a leg kick. As he advanced, Lee knocked Ok out with an overhand right. Lee gave Ok a devastating knee as he put both hands down on the floor to rise to his feet.
ONE Championship operates under its own set of rules, apart from the UFC and other major promoters regulated by the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports. It is allowed to knee a downed opponent, and Lee took advantage of this fact. Lee knocked Ok out with a series of four knees.
With this triumph, Lee avenges a disputed loss for the title that he suffered to Ok in September 2021 due to a unanimous decision. He improves his record in his last eight games to 7-1. Lee, now 24 years old, was competing in his 20th fight of his professional career.
In the meantime, Ok's winning streak of five fights comes to an end. During this span, he was victorious over a number of opponents, including Lee, Eddie Alvarez, and Marat Gafurov, among others. This marks the second time in Ok's career that he has been eliminated from competition.