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Christian Lee (left) and Ok Rae-yoon embrace after their five-round lightweight title fight at ONE: Revolution. Photos: ONE Championship

ONE Championship 160: Ok Rae-yoon vs Christian Lee lightweight title rematch headlines completed fight card

  • Ok and Lee will run back a controversial lightweight title fight in the ONE 160 main event on August 26 in Singapore
  • Card also features featherweight MMA title fight between Thanh Le and Tang Kai, and a Muay Thai Grand Prix semi-final bout

Ok Rae-yoon and Christian Lee will soon have the opportunity to settle their score.

On Monday, ONE Championship revealed the complete line-up for the ONE 160 event, slated for Friday, August 26 in Singapore, and Ok and Lee will meet in the headlining slot, with the South Korean’s lightweight MMA title hanging in the balance.

Ok (16-3) and the Canadian-born American Lee (15-4) first met at ONE: Revolution last September. After five competitive rounds, Ok ended Lee’s title reign with a unanimous decision that immediately stirred up controversy – enough that it was examined by ONE’s now defunct internal review board.

All signs have pointed to a rematch ever since, with Lee telling the Post the sequel had been verbally agreed to as far back as February.

Before winning the title, Ok was riding decision wins over former UFC and Bellator lightweight king Eddie Alvarez and former ONE featherweight champ Marat Gafurov.

Ok Rae-yoon and Christian Lee (right) exchange during their lightweight title fight.

Lee, meanwhile, had defended the title twice before losing it, with quick stoppages of Iuri Lapicus and Timofey Nastyukhin. He won the title with a TKO of Shinya Aoki in 2019.

The ONE 160 card will also feature a featherweight title fight between Vietnamese-American champion Thanh Le and Chinese challenger Tang Kai, which was revealed last week.

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Newly announced additions include a flyweight Muay Thai Grand Prix semi-final showdown between Superlek Kiatmoo9 and Walter Goncalves, and a welterweight MMA contest between former champ Zebaztian Kadestam and the aforementioned Lapicus, who will be hiking up from the lightweight division.

ONE is set to promote another event the morning after ONE 160.

The card, titled ONE 161, will mark the organisation’s debut on Amazon Prime Video and air in prime time in the United States.

That event will be headlined by a flyweight title rematch between champion Adriano Moraes and challenger Demetrious Johnson. No other bouts have been confirmed at this time.