These past few weeks have been quite emotional roller coaster ride for Japanese martial arts veteran Mei âV.V.â Yamaguchi as she was originally slated to challenge Angela âUnstoppableâ Lee for the ONE Womenâs Atomweight World Championship title in the main event of ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT in Singapore on 24 November.
However, Lee was involved in a car accident nearly two weeks ago, and the injuries that she sustained in the unfortunate incident forced her to regretfully withdraw from the highly-anticipated championship clash.
ONE Championship found a suitable replacement a few days later as Filipino standout Gina âConvictionâ Iniong accepted the offer to fill in for Lee to square off with Yamaguchi at ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT, which takes place at the state-of-the-art Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Although @v.vmeimma is not getting the world title rematch that she anticipated against Lee, she is still getting the chance to settle an old score as the seasoned Japanese combatant once crossed paths with Iniong.
The aforementioned atomweight collision is a rematch from their first encounter three and a half years ago under a regional show in the Philippines, where Iniong pulled away with a razor-thin split decision victory over Yamaguchi.
For Yamaguchi, the situation could not have worked out any better as she plans to avenge her setback to the hard-hitting Filipino. âI was glad that Gina answered âyesâ to the match on the Singapore card with me,â she said. âI have always looked for a chance for revenge. This is the perfect moment.â #mmalife #fighting #onefightweek #fight #onefc #onechampionship #mma #jiujitsu #asianmma #mmafights #onefightnight #fighter #martialarts #onechampionship2017 #mmafighter #mixedmartialarts #immortalpursuit