The younger sister of ONE Championship stars Angela and Christian Lee has died.
Angela announced on Instagram the death of her younger sister, Victoria, who passed on December 26. Victoria was 18 years old.
“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,” Angela wrote.
“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.”
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The cause of Victoria’s death was not stated. A representative for ONE Championship is reportedly working on a statement.
Victoria, a rising prospect, started competing in wrestling and pankration. After that, she went into professional MMA, following the footsteps of her older siblings ONE atomweight champion Angela and ONE lightweight titleholder Christian.
In 2020, Victoria signed with ONE at 16 years old.
She debuted a year later, in February 2021, and submitted Sunisa Srisan in the second round. Victoria went on to become 3-0 – all by stoppages. Her most recent victory came from stopping Victoria Souza by TKO.
Victoria was scheduled to make her return to the cage on January 13 against Zeba Bano at ONE on Prime Video 6. She was previously out for fight over a year due to an undisclosed injury which kept her sidelined.
“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,” Angela continued.