Teen Phenom Victoria Lee Inspired For 2023 Return By Older Brother Christian’s Two-Division Success
Eighteen-year-old mixed martial artist Victoria “The Prodigy” Lee put competition on the back burner in 2022 so she could focus on graduating from high school, but she plans to make a big return in the new year.
The rising star with a 3-0 record has been working hard in the gym to make sure she’s ready for action early in 2023, and she can’t wait to enter the Circle after watching her older brother make history at ONE on Prime Video 4.
On November 18, Christian Lee dethroned Kiamrian Abbasov to add the ONE Welterweight World Title to his collection, becoming a two-division ONE World Champion in the process.
It was a massive victory for “The Warrior,” and his younger sister took lots of motivation from seeing him prepare in camp and then execute under the bright lights.
“Oh man, I’m so proud of my big brother. Just being able to be in the gym and watch him grind and push so hard in all of his training sessions, and watch the fight and see it play out so beautifully.”
While it took great skill for “The Warrior” to overcome Abbasov in Singapore, his sister was more amazed by the character her brother showed throughout the matchup.
The challenger was hurt badly in round one but rebounded to score a memorable finish in round four. And for her part, “The Prodigy” thinks that resilience truly separates the best athletes from the rest.
“It showed the heart of a true champion. It was really inspiring in general. The way that he was able to push through and fight through that adversity and come out on top was just an amazing finish really.
“I think that performance is just the true definition of what a champion is. He was able to showcase his skills so perfectly and overcome the adversity and really show why he’s the double-champ.”
Victoria Lee Gets A Feel For The New ONE World Title Belt
Victoria Lee would love to follow in the footsteps of her World Champion older siblings, Christian Lee and atomweight queen Angela Lee, by getting her hands on the gold one day.
And last month, she got a taste of the reward when “The Warrior” returned to Hawaii with the spoils of war.
However, “The Prodigy” might need to up her strength training before challenging for one of those straps herself.
“The new ONE Championship belt is really nice. When he brought it home and we were able to carry it, it was so heavy (26 pounds). It was nuts.”
While Victoria got the chance to feel what it would be like to hang a ONE World Title belt over her shoulder, she also had something to give her big brother in return.
“The Prodigy” bakes for her siblings after each of their victories, and it was no different this time, as she welcomed the new two-weight king back to Hawaii with something special.
“This time he requested a banana cake. So, as soon as we finished watching the fight, I was in the kitchen baking for him.”