Hawaii’s Christian ‘The Warrior’ Lee made it look easy at the ONE: Inside the Matrix card on Friday in Singapore.
Lee defeated Iuri Lapicus by TKO in the first round with a vicious grounnd-and-pound game to retain the ONE Lightweight World Title and ending Lapicus’ perfect record.
Lee was able to shake off an early shot from the No. 1 contender, gaining side control on the mat. That’s when the hammer fists started to fly with a TKO finish at the 2:19 mark of round one.
“The way I trained, the way my team trains, we go for the finish,” Lee told Mitch Chilson after the match.
“We don’t train like it’s a game. We’re going for the kill. I was in a little bit of early trouble. We stuck to the game plan and ultimately, it led me to victory.”
The Mililani native is now 14-3 and his reign at the top of the lightweight division continues, while Lapicus is now 14-1.