Christian Lee thinks he is the best lightweight MMA fighter in the world.
Wednesday night, he presented a performance that could support his claims.
One Championship lightweight champion Lee needed less than 2 minutes to stop Timofey Nastyukhin
One Championship lightweight champion Lee needed less than 2 minutes to stop Timofey Nastyukhin on One Championship on TNT II. Lee knocked him out with a vicious counter on the left and wasted no time with a barrage of punches before the referee stepped in to stop the fight. Nastyukhin tried to get up for his part, but Lee’s speed and tenacity was too important for him to recover to avoid the stoppage.
If styles make fights, this fight is one everyone was eager to see. Most watched to see how Lee, a very balanced fighter, would do against a power puncher in Nastyukhin. He established his speed advantage very early in the first lap. It was clear that Lee was looking to time the openings that Nastyuhkin was providing. As Nastyukhin pushed forward, Lee dodged and threw the block with his left hand which knocked him down and began the end-of-fight streak. (H / T MMAFighting.com)
“I couldn’t have asked for a better story,” Lee said after his last title defense. “I trained 10 very difficult weeks before this match. It was the most important fight of my life. Pretty soon I’m going to be a father, so this fight was dedicated to my little girl Leah on the way and my wife Katie back home, ”Lee said after the fight.
“Timofey is a dangerous opponent. He likes to go and he goes for the knockout. So our game plan was just to build on that. Speed and precision trump power, so that’s what happened tonight. “
Although there was no controversy, Nastyukhin protested the stoppage immediately after the fight was over.
“If I were in her shoes, I would probably feel the same way,” Lee said of Nastyukhin’s complaint. “I’m sure he thought he could have continued, but the way I hurt him there, I was just about to take him back and seek a submission.” So I’m convinced that I would have won the fight anyway.
What do you think of Christian Lee’s performance?