Over the course of her first five fights, Lee has managed to pick up finishes in all five, including her most recent victory over Rebecca Heintzman in February.
“I thought it was a great fight for me,” Lee told MMAWeekly.com. “Rebecca is a tough competitor and it really showed in our fight. But I train to be better than my opponents in all aspects and that showed too.
“I feel super confident in my abilities and starting this year off with a win is a great thing. At the end of the day, I’m always looking for the biggest challenges and opportunities to test out my abilities.”
When asked if she feels she’s making good strides forward in her development over the past year, Lee replied, “I am happy with my progress. However, I am always looking to improve in every aspect of my game.”
Lee (5-0) will look to add her first MMA championship to her strong start when she takes on Mei Yamaguchi (15-8-1) for the inaugural ONE atomweight championship in the Ascent to Power main event at this Friday’s ONE event in Kallang, Singapore.
“We’re both very exciting fighters and I think it’s going to be the fight of the night for sure,” said Lee. “Mei is a tough girl, and I’m sure our match-up will bring in a lot of new fans to the support. I’m proud to be a part of Asia’s biggest female fight in history and it’s time we put on a show.
“I trained my butt off in preparing for this fight and I think the training part is a huge part of the equation. Then again, I still have to get in the cage and take care of business.”
Being her first MMA title shot and the main event of Friday’s event brings with it a lot of eyes, but Lee is not intimidated by the spotlight, and instead plans to thrive in it.
“There is so much more on the line with this being a title fight, but I always rise up to the challenge and thrive under pressure,” Lee said.
As one of ONE’s most promising fighters, Lee would not be remiss to think of what the future can hold for her. But for now she is set on defeating Yamaguchi on Friday and going from there.
“Nothing happens until I win that belt,” said Lee. “That is all I am focused on right now. I love this sport and I love competing. Let’s see what kind of history we can make.”