MMA in shock after death of Victoria Lee, 18

MMA in shock after death of Victoria Lee, 18
MMA in shock after death of Victoria Lee, 18

SINGAPORE — The mixed martial arts community received the shocking news on Sunday (January 8) that 18-year-old rising star Victoria Lee, younger sister of Angela, passed away on Boxing Day last year.

Her cause of death has not been released.

Angela, the reigning ONE Championship atomweight champion, posted a message on her Instagram page honoring her sister after the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park in Kaneohe, Hawaii, announced her passing on Friday.

“On December 26th our family experienced something that no family should ever have to experience. It is incredibly hard to say this…our Victoria has passed away,” she wrote in the post

“She went way too soon and our family has been completely devastated ever since. We miss her. More than anything in this world. Our family will never be the same. Life will never be the same.

“We miss you so much, sister. More than you can ever imagine. We are all broken. Because there was a piece of you inside each of us and when you left, those pieces were ripped out of us. We will never be the same.”

Three wins to start her professional MMA career

Victoria was scheduled to fight her fourth professional MMA fight against India’s Zeba Bano at the ONE on Prime Video 6 event in Bangkok on Saturday (January 14).

She made her professional debut on February 26, 2021, at ONE’s Fist of Fury event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, following in the footsteps of her siblings Angela, 26, and Christian, 24. She defeated Thailand’s Sunisa Srisen via submission in the second round of their women’s atomweight bout.

She has since won two more fights and has a win-loss record of 3-0 in her professional career. ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong once labeled her as someone with the potential to be the next best female MMA fighter in the world.

“Every little thing reminds me of you,” Angela wrote in her Instagram post.

“Please give our family grace and respect during this difficult time. And please check on your loved ones. Keep checking on them. Give them hugs and tell them how much they mean to you. You never know.”

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