The third member of the Lee family shined in her MMA debut under the ONE Championship banner Friday.
Victoria Lee, the 16-year-old sister of ONE atomweight queen Angela Lee and ONE lightweight champion Christian Lee, took on Sunisa Srisen in an atomweight contest in the only MMA bout of ONE: Fists of Fury in Singapore.
Srisen held a 4-1 record prior to this bout, but couldn’t stop the teenager’s game on the ground.
“The Prodigy” and Srisen kicked things off by exchanging punches wildly early on before Lee closed the distance and clinched, but it was Srisen who secured the takedown. Lee got back on her feet right away and ate a high kick to the head, and they once again exchanged punches before Lee took her opponent down.
Lee secured the back and tried to go for a rear-naked choke, but changed plans and began landing strikes instead. Lee wasted no time in round two, though, immediately taking her back on the ground and forcing Srisen to tap with a rear-naked choke to win her professional MMA debut.
16-year-old phenom Victoria Lee does her family proud, submitting Sunisa Srisen in her ONE debut! #ONEFistsOfFury #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/PjNK3FmHlU— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) February 26, 2021
Victoria Lee (1-0)#ONEFistsOfFury pic.twitter.com/DvxUqBDw44— Dusty Andrews (@Fight_Expert) February 26, 2021
“Things didn’t go according to plan,” she said in her post-fight interview. “I tried to finish it in the first round. However, we just went back to the corner, my dad said ‘hit the reset button’ and I did what I was supposed to do in the first round, in the second.
“Once I got her to the ground, I was just focusing on my base, got the hooks in, and I saw her head pop up so I went for the neck and I just squeezed.”