Reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 20, of Singapore is set to face Saygid “Dagi” Guseyn Arslanaliev, 24, of Turkey at “ONE: Century 世紀.” They will battle it out in the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Championship final.
Originally, Arslanaliev was scheduled to fight Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez, 35, of the United States at “ONE: Century 世紀” but the latter pulled out from the fight due to injury. The American contender was replaced by Lee, who is training out of Evolve MMA in Singapore and United MMA in Hawaii, USA.
ONE Championship held an open workout at the Bellesalle Shibuya Garden in Tokyo, Japan on October 6, 2019 featuring select “ONE: Century 世紀” athletes. One of them was Lee and his sister “Unstopabble” Angela Lee, 23, the reigning ONE Atomweight World Champion.
“I train year-round to stay ready for any opportunity,” Christian said during the event. “I’m more than happy to step up and fight Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev at ‘ONE: Century.’ Entering the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Championship Final and getting to perform with my sister Angela at this historic event in Japan, it’s going to be an awesome experience.”
ONE Championship will hold “ONE: Century 世紀” at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on October 13, 2019. The combat sports event has two parts both with 11 bouts each.
“ONE: Century 世紀” marks the 100th live event of ONE Championship. Broadcasting live in the United States via TNT and B/R Live, the first part starts from 9:00 a.m. JST on October 13, 2019 or 8:00 p.m. EST on October 12, 2019.
In the main event, Angela will defend her ONE Atomweight World Championship title from “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 31, of China, the reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion. The ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Championship final between Christian and Arlslanaliev is the ninth bout on the same card.
“I know my opponent is strong and dangerous,” Christian said of Arslanaliev. “But so am I. I think our styles match up very well. I can’t wait to showcase my skills for the fans in Tokyo.”
“It’s going to be an electric, action-packed bout and I am definitely looking to finish and shock the world,” Christian continued. Know more about his upcoming bout on Conan Daily.