Angela Lee chewed up and spit out her would-be successor.
The undefeated Lee struck Jenny Huang into submission with third-round punches to retain her women’s atomweight title in the One Championship “Warrior Kingdom” headliner on Saturday at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. Huang met her end 3:37 into Round 3.
This was not competitive. Lee spent the first 10 minutes bashing her challenger in the standup, slowly draining her will to fight. The action spilled onto the floor in the third round, where Lee advanced to mount, trapped Huang’s arm behind her back and let go with punches until the job was done.
In the lightweight co-main event, Bangkok Fight Lab export Shannon Wiratchai ran his winning streak to five fights, as he dispatched Richard Corminal with first-round punches. Corminal succumbed to blows 3:37 into Round 1.
The 28-year-old Wiratchai has finished four of his five opponents during his current tear, creating more and more distance between himself and an April 2013 decision defeat to Bashir Ahmad.
Elsewhere, Team Lakay prospect Joshua Pacio bounced back from his first professional defeat and picked up a well-earned split decision over Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke in a three-round strawweight showcase. Two of the three cageside judges gave the nod to Pacio, who improved to 9-1.
Takedowns and ground-and-pound carried Pacio through the first two rounds, as he neutralized the three-time Lumpinee champion. He often capitalized on ill-advised kicks from Amnuaysirichoke, dumping him to the mat and feeding him punches in response. Pacio had to survive a difficult third round -- the takedowns dried up and Amnuaysirichoke got busy with heavy punches and crushing leg kicks -- but had done just enough to warrant the decision.
In other action, Yodsanan Sityodtong struck Ramon Gonzales into submission 3:21 into the second round of their bantamweight affair; Rika Ishige disposed of Audreylaura Boniface Raphael with punches and elbows 4:32 into the first round of their women’s atomweight tilt; Sagetdao Petpayathai cut down Kelvin Ong with knees and punches 2:20 into the first round of their featherweight pairing; Jia Wen Ma took care of Yohan Mulia Legowo with punches and kicks 52 seconds into the second round of their clash at 145 pounds; Kritsada Kongsrichai stopped Adrian Matheis 2:51 into the first round of their strawweight match; and Pongsiri Mitsatit wiped out Rabin Catalan 4:45 into the first round of their battle at 115 pounds.