Rising MMA star Victoria Lee passes away at 18

Photo Courtesy: ONE Championship

MMA fighter Victoria Lee, who signed with ONE Championship at the age of just 16, has passed away at 18 years of age.

Victoria was the younger sister of Angela and Christian Lee. Christian is currently both Lightweight and Welterweight champion in ONE, where Angela is Atomweight Champion. The youngest sibling Adrian is also training and competing in MMA at amateur level.

Conveying the tragic news, Angela wrote on Instagram on Saturday:

On December 26, 2022 our family experienced something no family should ever have to go through…It is incredibly difficult to say this…Our Victoria passed away. She has gone too soon and our family has been completely devastated since then. We miss her. More than anything in this world. Our family will never be the same. Life will never be the same.

Victoria was the most beautiful soul who ever lived. She was the best little sister in the world. The best daughter, the best granddaughter and the best godma/aunty to Ava and Alia. We miss you so much sis. More than you could ever realize. We’re all broken. Because a piece of you was in each of us and when you left, those pieces were ripped out of us. We will never be the same.

Each and every little thing makes me think of you. From the sun rays, to the sunset. You taught us to see the beauty in the simple things. You were our bright light. Our sunshine. And that will never change. You were perfect in every way. The best person I knew. The most beautiful girl, inside and out. We love you Victoria. I love you Sprout. Until the end of time.

Hailing from Hawaii, Victoria made her professional debut in February 2021, defeating Sunisa Srisan by submission. She went on to win each of her three fights in ONE.

She was set to compete against Zeba Bano at the upcoming ‘ONE on Prime Video 6’ card scheduled for January 13th at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.

The cause of death is not yet known.

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