Teenage sensation Victoria Lee has continues to find success in the ONE circle, picking up another victory Friday in Singapore.
Opening up the ONE: Revolution main card, the now 17-year old Lee earned her third straight win, third straight stoppage, and first knockout win of any flavor against Brazil’s Victoria Souza. The victory improves Lee’s record to 3-0, after she turned pro earlier this year at just 16.
Lee is the younger sister of Angela and Christian Lee, who have both hit the pinnacle of success in ONE Championship. Angela remains the promotion’s undisputed atomweight champion; brother Christian was unseated in a lightweight title fight atop Friday’s card.
Victoria Lee had a much better night at the office. Early on, she found success with her right hand, firing her jab. Souza’s face was soon glowing red; when the pair went to the ground, it was Lee on top. Souza trapped a leg, preventing the younger fighter from mounting. But as Souza worked her way back to the fence, Lee began dropping elbows.
Souza would make it up, but she was right back down with Lee again in control. The teenager would wind up spending some time on her back late in the round, but never seemed to be in danger.
The second round saw Lee take hold of her opponent with a body lock and fire knees. Lee worked for a trip, got the fight down with a throw, and went back to the elbows she had employed in the opening round, foreshadowing what was to come. While she wouldn’t finish the fight then and there, the end would come later in the round off another Lee takedown. Lee worked on a mounted guillotine before trapping an arm and finishing the fight with ground n’ pound, a volley of elbows landing on Souza before the ref finally waved things off.
Now 3-0 as a pro, Lee has had an extremely successful 2021, and looked comfortable in the cage Friday. It might be too early to start talking about a step up in competition, but if she continues performing the way she has, that will likely come sooner rather than later.
Official Result: Victoria Lee def. Victoria Souza by TKO, Round 2, 3:58