Amanda Nunes was not the only female fighter to win an award at the 2019 World MMA Awards– ONE atomweight champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee was also honored.
Lee won the award for “Comeback of the Year” following a year full of mental and physical obstacles.
In 2017, Lee was scheduled to face Mei Yamaguchi in a championship bout. On the way home from training for the upcoming fight, Lee was involved in a horrific accident after she fell asleep behind the wheel.
Fortunatley, Lee was able to walk away from the accident with minor physical injuryes. Six months later, Lee returned to ONE and successfully defended her title versus Yamaguchi.
Lee is scheduled to return on July 12 at ONE: Masters of Destiney versus BJJ ace Michelle Nicolini.
The event aired on on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass on July 4. It will also air on July 12 on the CBS Sports network.