ONE Championship star Angela Lee is a recognised name in the MMA scene but in recent months, she’s been taking time off and away from the octagon. And it’s not just due to the pandemic — the atomweight champion recently welcomed her bundle of joy.
The 25-year-old mixed martial arts champion, who’s married to fellow fighter Bruno Pucci, gave birth to their firstborn Ava Marie Pucci in April this year. They are now based in Hawaii, and training at her family-run gym headed by her father, Ken Lee.
But motherhood hasn’t kept the fighter away from the gym for long. Less than three months after her delivery, she’s already made her way back onto the mats in preparation for a comeback and tells us that she is in the midst of a two-month training program for postpartum athletes.
She is my motivation, she is my reason and my why. She makes me want to strive to be the best person that I can be.Angela Lee
The ONE women’s atomweight champion shares more about being a first-time mother, the toughest aspect of returning to training after a hiatus, and weighs in on postpartum health, fitness, and self-care tips for fellow new mums.