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Victoria Lee: Rising MMA star dies at 18




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Victoria Lee, one of mixed martial arts’ brightest new stars (mixed martial arts), passed away at the age of 18, her sister confirmed.

“She passed away too soon and our family has been completely shattered since then,” her sister said. Angela say in one Instagram post Saturday.

“We miss her. More than anything in the world. Our family will never be the same. Life will never be the same.”

Lee was born and raised in Hawaii and has already started to rise in the ranks of the sport.

She has won three games in her short career, most recently in September 2021 against Victoria Souza.

She put aside fighting last year as she focused on graduating from high school.

In her Instagram post, Angela said her sister passed away on December 26, but did not specify the cause.

“We miss you so much sis. More than you might realize. We are all broken,” Angela added.

“Because a part of you was in each of us and when you left, those pieces were ripped from us. We will never be the same.”

Lee comes from a family with a long tradition in sports – her sister and brother, Christian, are both ONE world champions.

‘Prodigy’, as she was known, previously told mixed martial arts that her siblings are her biggest inspiration.

The ONE Championshipa promotion that Lee participated in, said it was “devastating” on the news.

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Victoria Lee. I first met Victoria when she was 11 years old. I have watched her mature over the years as a fighter and a person,” ONE Championship President and CEO Chatri Sityodtong said in a statement. Facebook post.

“I always remember thinking how wise, caring, and selfless she was beyond her years.

“Of course, back then she was an extraordinary martial arts prodigy, but I could see that she was more than that.”

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