Rising mixed martial arts (MMA) prospect, Victoria Lee, has passed away.
Angela Lee — Victoria’s older sister — announced this weekend on social media that she died on Dec. 26, 2022. No cause of death has been released at this time and ONE Championship is expected to issue an official announcement in the coming days, according to its public relations contact.
“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.”
At just 16 years old, Victoria was signed to ONE Championship, following in the footsteps of her older siblings, Christian and Angela. She made her promotional debut in 2021, going undefeated (3-0) with three finishes.
“Victoria was the most beautiful soul who ever lived,” Angela continued. “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,” she continued. “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,” Angela concluded. “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.”
Lee was set to return to action against Zeba Bano at the upcoming ONE on Prime Video 6 show, which is scheduled for Jan. 13, 2023, inside Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
Both Christian and Anglea Lee fought for championships in the last half of 2022, with Christian capturing the Welterweight title and Angela losing to Xiong Jing Nan.
Everyone at MMAmania.com sends our thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.