Victoria Lee, a rising phenom in mixed martial arts, has died at the age of 18.
What Happened to Victoria Lee?
Angela Lee, Victoria’s sister, wrote a message on Instagram about her sister:
“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 godman/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.
“Every little thing makes me think of you. From the sun’s 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.”
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Victoria Lee’s Cause of Death
Victoria Lee, a rising fighter with the ONE Championship, died last month, her sister announced Saturday. She was 18 years old.
No cause of death has been revealed, but Angela’s announcement included a plea for her followers to keep checking on their loved ones.
In order to learn more about Lee’s death, we are attempting to get in touch with her friends and family. This section will be updated as soon as we learn any new information regarding the tragic event that brought many people to tears.
The ONE Championship team is devastated over the tragic passing of Victoria Lee. We send our most heartfelt condolences to her family and friends at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/EUIp8jplxN
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) January 8, 2023
Who was Victoria Lee?
Victoria Lee was born on May 17, 2004. She was an American mixed martial artist of Chinese, Singaporean and Korean heritage who competed in ONE Championship.
Victoria Lee was born in Waipahu, Hawaii, United States to Ken Lee (father) and Jewelz Lee (mother).
Victoria Lee parents live their lives away from the eyes of the public hence not much is known about them. Information regarding their date of birth, age, height, and occupation at the time of this writing were not available.
Angela and Christian Lee’s younger sister is named Victoria. They’ve all participated in mixed martial arts competitions. Christian currently holds both the lightweight and welterweight belts in ONE, having won both competitions last year.
Since gaining the title in 2016, Angela has successfully defended it five times. She is now the ONE women’s atomweight champion.
— 𝗠𝗠𝗔 𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (@mmamotivation_) January 7, 2023
Victoria Lee Career
At the age of 16, Lee, who was active on Instagram, made her professional MMA debut in February 2021. Lee used a rear-naked choke to finish Sunisa Srisan in the second round of her debut match at ONE: Fists of Fury.
She proceeded to defeat Luping Wang and Victoria Souza in two more victories that same year, both by finishes, although she had not engaged in combat since ONE: Revolution in September 2021.
Many anticipated great things from her in the future, especially in light of her pedigree and her performance.
Lee excelled as an amateur
According to MMA Junkie, Lee excelled as an amateur, winning the IMMAF junior world championship, the Hawaii state wrestling championship, and the Hawaiian pankration junior world championship twice.
One of the biggest stars in ONE is one of Lee’s siblings. Christian has a career record of 17-4 and is a two-time lightweight champion. In November, he defeated a welterweight opponent to earn double-belt status. Since 2016, Angela has been in contention for the strawweight title while also holding the atom weight title.
2020 Pankration Junior World Champion, Hawaii (-57 kg) Gold 2019 Pankration Junior World Champion, Hawaii (-57 kg) Gold 2019 IMMAF Wrestling Junior World Champion, Hawaii (-57 kg) Gold 2020 IMMAF Wrestling Junior State Champion, Hawaii (-57 kg)