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Lee gives take on Zamboanga-Ham bout: ‘Finish your opponent’

Angela Lee woke up early on Friday as she closely monitored the ONE Atomweight World Grand Prix in her home in Hawai’i.

Of course, the eyes of the reigning ONE Atomweight World Champion was glued to the screen for the bout pitting no. 1 contender Denice Zamboanga and Seo Hee Ham.

Lee shared her thoughts on the bout that saw Ham escape with a controversial split decision win to advance to the final four of the grand prix.

“This is why it’s important to always finish your opponent and never leave it in the hands of the judges,” said Lee on her Instagram account.

“That’s how I look at it!”

Zamboanga, who Lee predicted to bow to Ham in the very first round, outgrappled the South Korean in the 15-minute affair. Ham was only able to land a few clean shots on the standup — the majority of which came in the second round.

And after the event, the 24-year-old Filipina shared that she regretted not finishing Ham.

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“If we do it again, I should finish her in the first round and submit her,” she said.

Lee, who has been inactive since October of 2019, still tipped her hat to the remaining fighters in the grand prix, namely Ham (24-8), Itsuki Hirata (5-0), Ritu Phogat (6-1), and Stamp (6-1).

“Congratulations to the ladies moving on to the semifinals,” said Lee.

“All the women put on an epic show last night!”

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