ONE Championship’s Victoria Lee dead at age 18

ONE Championship atomweight and strawweight fighter Victoria Lee has died at the age of 18.

The rising star is the sister of ONE champions Angela and Christian Lee passed away on Dec. 26. Her sister Angela shared the tragic news on social media on Saturday.

“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 in a heartfelt Instagram post. 

“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 godma / 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. Each and every little thing makes me think of you. 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. 

“Please give our family grace and respect during this most difficult time. And please, check on your loved ones. Keep checking on them. Give them hugs and tell them how much they mean to you. You just never know.”

Lee last fought in September 2021. She was undefeated in her short MMA career winning all three of her appearances under the ONE Championship banner. The cause of Lee’s death is unknown.