Christian Lee emerged as an exciting prospect who took ONE FC by storm. The kid—just eighteen years old—racked up an impressive, five fight win streak, all of them ending in submission or technical knock out. Today, this streak came to an end in devastating fashion when Lee met Martin Nguyen at ONE FC: Heroes of the World.
The beginning of the fight showed Nguyen seeming to frustrate Lee with counters, landing a big right hand and even throwing him. Lee struggled to find his timing but eventually landed a solid punch and used that to swarm Nguyen. However, Nguyen kept his composure and landed a huge bomb which sat Lee down. From there, Nguyen locked a choke on and never, let, go. No matter what.
After Lee fought off the choke for what seemed like forever, eventually he was forced flat and choked out. It’s was a brutal loss for Lee, but he’s probably the youngest in MMA fighting at this level. He’ll most certainly be back.
Watch the full fight below.