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Angela Lee, Gracie take new One titles; Yabo, Bullos fall

By Ivan Saldajeno

SINGAPORE--Angela Lee and Roger Gracie were added to the growing list of current One Championship belt holders as they became the inaugural winners of two new weight division championships of the said MMA promotion at One: Ascent to Glory at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday night.

Lee went home with the One women's atomweight title after dominating foe Mei Yamaguchi via unanimous decision in the main event to the delight of her hometown crowd.

In the co-main event, Gracie cropped the One light heavyweight championship with a submission win via arm triangle choke against Michel Pasternak.

Gracie, the latest among the line of the renowned MMA clan to win a world title, needed just 2:13 to force his opponent to tap out.

On the other hand, Lee's younger brother Christian scored a submission victory against Filipino opposition Cary Bullos.

The younger Lee went for a D'Arce choke, forcing Bullos to concede at the 2:07 mark of the very first round.

The other Filipino in the card, Jimmy Yabo, also suffered a loss at the hands of Benedict Ang.

Yabo hung tough in the first two rounds, but he found Ang's striking prowess too much, forcing him to call it a fight with 1:49 left in their match.

Meanwhile, Brad Robinson, the reigning UGB middleweight champion, bowed to Agilan Thani via TKO with 20 seconds left in the first round in their showdown set at a 194-pound catchweight.

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