Lee (15-4) lost his lightweight title to Ok (16-3) in the main event of “ONE Championship: Revolution,” and despite multiple strong moments, including a knockdown, the judges awarded Ok the win. But despite the fact that ONE fights are scored overall and not round by round, Lee still thinks he did enough to win the fight.
A disappointed Lee took to Instagram to further elaborate on his shock defeat, asking for the fight to get overturned to a win.
“Last night, I fought a 5 round war with a very tough opponent in Ok Rae Yoon. He has earned my respect and has shown how resilient he is by surviving all 5 rounds.
However, I absolutely believe that I won this fight. Myself, Chatri Sityodong, many MMA media and fans around the world know that this fight was not judged correctly or fairly.
If you look at the @onechampionship scoring criteria or any MMA scoring criteria, I beat my opponent in every category.
The most important scoring category in ONE is near finish. Throughout the fight, I dropped him twice and had two submission attempts while my opponent had none.
The second most important is damage. If you look at both of our faces, you can clearly see who did more damage and landed the more significant blows.
The third most important category is striking and ground control. I out-struck my opponent, controlled him on the cage, as well as on the ground.
The last category is takedowns and I took him down twice, while my opponent landed none.
Please tell me what fight the judges were watching and how they scored this fight.
I’ll ask anyone to put the ONE scoring criteria down in front of them, watch this fight and tell me how I lost this fight.
I believe that ONE Championship will stand behind their morals, do what is right and overturn this decision from a loss to a win.
I am still the champion and I did not lose this fight.”
The loss snapped 23-year-old Lee’s six-fight winning streak, and he hopes ONE grants him an immediate rematch. Meanwhile, Ok continues to play spoiler, having scored three big wins over Marat Gafurov, Eddie Alvarez and now Lee to become champion.
ONE Championship: Revolution results – Rae Yoon Ok stuns Christian Lee to win title, Lee calls ‘bullsh*t’ on decision