07 December 2016 – SINGAPORE: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), held an MMA seminar at Evolve Far East Square early Wednesday, 7 December. Singaporean pop sensation Nathan Hartono stepped onto the mats to stand across ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee.
The 20-year-old Lee is the youngest world champion in MMA history. She is undefeated at six wins and no losses, capturing the title last May. Lee took the time to perform a few essential mixed martial arts (MMA) drills with Hartono, including educating the singer on proper striking techniques and the basic self-defense.
Last November, Hartono made an appearance at ONE: DEFENDING HONOR, gracing the stage with a live performance as well as being tasked to sing the Singaporean national anthem just moments before the main event bout of the evening.
Angela Lee, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion, stated: “Nathan is a cool dude, he really tried his best in all of the drills we had him do. It was definitely interesting to see someone who has no background in MMA perform some of the basics. I had a lot of fun and I hope Nathan did too. It was an honor for me to meet such a big star in Asia. Nathan, if you ever want to come back to Evolve to train, the door is open for you!”
25-year-old Nathan Hartono is an actor and singer who was born and raised in Singapore. He made his singing debut after winning the Teenage Icon competition back in 2005. A year later, he released his debut album, LET ME SING! Life, Love and All That Jazz. This year he became the first runner-up in the first season of Sing! China. Just recently, Hartono also tried his hand at acting, starring in his first ever television series, Halfworlds.
About ONE Championship™
ONE Championship is the largest sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the largest sports entertainment events across Asia featuring the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Championship is broadcast to over 1 billion viewers across 118+ countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including FOX Sports, Setanta, MNC, Astro, Thairath TV, ABS-CBN, TV5, MYTV, HTV, Esporte Interativo and more.