MMA sensation Victoria Lee has died at the age of 18, according to her sister and ONE Championship atomweight titleholder Angela Lee.
Writing on Instagram, Angela Lee said her younger sister passed away on December 26 and that she and her entire family, which also includes fellow ONE Championship standout Christian Lee, are devastated by the loss.
No explanation was given for his death.
Nicknamed “The Prodigy”, Victoria Lee lived up to her moniker by getting off to a 3-0 start in her professional MMA career, despite being the youngest fighter on the ONE Championship roster.
She made her debut for the Singaporean organization in February 2021, fighting twice more that year – finishing all three of her fights before the end of the second round – but hadn’t competed since a September 2021 TKO win over Victoria Souza.
“She left too soon and our family has been completely devastated since then.“wrote Angela Lee online.
“We miss her. More than anything in this world. Our family will never be the same again. Life will never be the same again.
“Victoria was the most beautiful soul that ever lived. She was the best little sister in the world. The best daughter, the best granddaughter and the best godmother / aunt of Ava and Alia.
“We miss you so much sis. More than you could ever realize. We are all broken. Because a piece of you was in all of us and when you left those pieces were ripped from us.
“We’ll never be the same again.”
Angela Lee previously said she believed her younger sister was the most talented fighter in their family and would quickly surpass her own accomplishments in the sport – and even those of Christian Lee, who is the lightweight and heavyweight champion. welterweight of the organization.
“I am heartbroken by the passing of Victoria LeeONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong wrote online.
“I first met Victoria when I was 11 years old. I have seen her blossom over the years as a martial artist and a human being. I always remember thinking how wise, thoughtful, and selfless she was beyond her years.
“Of course, she was already an extraordinary martial arts prodigy at the time, but I could see that she was much more than that..”
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