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PP23 meets with ONE Championship’s “Unstoppable” Angela Lee

30 September 2023

From Ens. Madison Kwok, Pacific Partnership Public Affairs

SINGAPORE - Sailors and Marines assigned to the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) stepped into the world of mixed martial arts with six-time ONE World Champion, “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, at the Sembawang Naval Installation gym as part of a planned stop in Singapore during Pacific Partnership 2023 (PP23).
Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, left, demonstrates a double-leg takedown to Sailors and Marines from USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) during a port stop in Singapore for Pacific Partnership 2023.
SINGAPORE (Sept. 27. 2023) Six-time MMA world champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, left, demonstrates a double-leg takedown to Sailors and Marines from the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) during a port stop in Singapore for Pacific Partnership 2023, Sept. 27, 2023. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric Chan)
Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, left, demonstrates a double-leg takedown to Sailors and Marines from USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) during a port stop in Singapore for Pacific Partnership 2023.
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SINGAPORE (Sept. 27. 2023) Six-time MMA world champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, left, demonstrates a double-leg takedown to Sailors and Marines from the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) during a port stop in Singapore for Pacific Partnership 2023, Sept. 27, 2023. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric Chan)
Photo By: Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric Chan
VIRIN: 230927-N-KK081-1156


Servicemembers had the opportunity to experience first-hand what it takes to be a world champion mixed martial artist.

“They did everything from striking, takedowns and submissions,” said Lee. “It was beautiful to see them give the techniques a try.”

Lee took the time to coach service members on various techniques for a wide range of experience levels.

“For some of them, this was their first time trying martial arts,” said Lee. “It was a great honor for me to meet everybody who is part of this.”

Angela "Unstoppable" Lee watches Sailors and Marines from USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) practice takedowns during a port stop for Pacific Partnership 2023.
SINGAPORE (Sept. 27. 2023) Six-time MMA world champion Angela "Unstoppable" Lee watches Sailors and Marines from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) practice takedowns during a port stop in Singapore for Pacific Partnership 2023, Sept. 27, 2023. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric Chan)
Angela "Unstoppable" Lee watches Sailors and Marines from USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) practice takedowns during a port stop for Pacific Partnership 2023.
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SINGAPORE (Sept. 27. 2023) Six-time MMA world champion Angela "Unstoppable" Lee watches Sailors and Marines from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) practice takedowns during a port stop in Singapore for Pacific Partnership 2023, Sept. 27, 2023. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric Chan)
Photo By: Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric Chan, Chief Petty Officer Eric Chan
VIRIN: 230927-N-KK081-1190


As a trilateral native of Singapore, the U.S. and Canada, Lee became the youngest person to ever win a world title in MMA by winning the inaugural ONE Atomweight MMA World Championship at the age of 19.

Participants concluded the engagement with photos and signed autographs from Lee.

“I had the phenomenal opportunity to showcase my training as a Marine Corps martial arts instructor by being Angela’s partner as she demonstrated combinations leading into takedowns,” said USS Pearl Harbor combat cargo officer, Chief Warrant Officer Aeryk Church. “If we get another opportunity to have her join us again, I’ll look forward to having a short sparring opportunity and learn even more from a great champion.”

Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, left, demonstrates a double-leg takedown to Sailors and Marines from USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) during a port stop in Singapore for Pacific Partnership 2023.
SINGAPORE (Sept. 27. 2023) Six-time MMA world champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, left, train with Sailors and Marines from the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) during a port stop in Singapore for Pacific Partnership 2023, Sept. 27, 2023. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric Chan)
Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, left, demonstrates a double-leg takedown to Sailors and Marines from USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) during a port stop in Singapore for Pacific Partnership 2023.
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SINGAPORE (Sept. 27. 2023) Six-time MMA world champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, left, train with Sailors and Marines from the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) during a port stop in Singapore for Pacific Partnership 2023, Sept. 27, 2023. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric Chan)
Photo By: Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric Chan
VIRIN: 230927-N-KK081-1094


PP23 personnel embarked aboard the USS Pearl Harbor are currently conducting a port stop in Singapore before returning to the largest humanitarian assistance and disaster response mission throughout the Indo-Pacific.

Lee and a group of PP23 personnel are scheduled to attend ONE Fight Night 14 at Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 30. The main event of Stamp Fairtex vs. Ham Seo Hee is for the Interim ONE Atomweight MMA World Championship in Lee's division.
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