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Singapore MMA fighter Victoria Lee diesports at 18

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发表于 2023-1-12 20:41:41 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式

Her death on Dec 26 in Hawaii was announced by sister Angela, One's atomweight MMA world champion, on Saturday.
Tributes have started pouring in for Victoria on social media.
They are coached by their parents, Ken and Jewelz. — The Straits Times/ANN
The cause of death was not stated. A celebration of her life has is scheduled for Jan 22 before her burial.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Victoria Lee, the younger sibling of ONE Championship stars Angela and Christian, has died. She was 18.
Although they reside in the United States, the Lee trio – Christian is also ONE's lightweight and welterweight MMA world champion –fight under the Singapore flag.
“We miss her. More than anything in this world. Our family will never be the same. Life will never be the same.”
“We send our most heartfelt condolences to her family and friends at this difficult time.”
She made her debut at the Fists of Fury event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in February 2021, beating Thai fighter Sunisa Srisen via a rear-naked choke before winning her next two fights also through finishes.

Victoria was touted as one of the most promising MMA stars in the world.
ONE chief executive officer Chatri Sityodtong said he was “heartbroken” by the news.
Angela requested “grace and respect” for her family, and urged everyone to “check on your loved ones”.
Victoria has not fought since Sept 21, 20 poker 21, when she defeated Brazilian Victoria Souza via a technical knockout in vip  Singapore. Her next bout was supposed to be on Jan 14 against Indian fighter Zeba Bano, 24, in Bangkok.
Indian fighter Ritu Phogat commented on Angela's Instagram post, saying: “We are so sorry to hear this. Our deepest condolences for your whole fanily....”
On Facebook, Myanmar fighter Aung La Nsang, another ONE champion, wrote: “My heart breaks for the Lee family. I have so much respect and admiration for them. The news of Victoria broke my heart.”
“She has g sport one too soon and our family has been completely devastated since then,” said Angela in a post on Instagram.
“Keep checking on them. Give them hugs and tell them how much they mean to you. You just never know,” she said.
In a statement, ONE expressed shock at the news: “The ONE Championship team is devastated over the tragic passing of Victoria.
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