16-Year-Old Victoria Lee Wins MMA Debut At ONE: Fists Of Fury

Victoria LeeMaking her pro debut with sky high expectations thanks to her siblings, Victoria Lee made sure not to disappoint. Lee, the younger sister of ONE Championship title holders Angela and Christian, made her pro debut opposite Sunisa Srisen in the only MMA bout at ONE: Fists of Fury. Srisen came in with a 4-1 professional […]

Victoria Lee

Making her pro debut with sky high expectations thanks to her siblings, Victoria Lee made sure not to disappoint.

Lee, the younger sister of ONE Championship title holders Angela and Christian, made her pro debut opposite Sunisa Srisen in the only MMA bout at ONE: Fists of Fury. Srisen came in with a 4-1 professional record, her only loss belonging to Stamp Fairtex.

The 16-year-old Lee and Srisen traded shots early on before finding themselves on the mat. From there, ‘The Prodigy’ started to take over, fishing for a rear-naked choke and finishing the round with a barrage of strikes from top position. In the second round, Lee wasted no time taking her opponent down. She immediately took Srisen’s back and worked in another rear-naked choke, forcing a tap (H/T MMAFighting).

“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.”

The Lee family dynasty will look to keep their momentum running in April, when Christian defends his lightweight title against Timofey Nastyukhin. The champion has made some proclamations ahead of the fight and will look to back up his words.

Fans will have to wait a while before seeing Angela step in the ring again, as she is expecting her first child. ONE Championship is holding an 8-women atomweight grand-prix, with the winner tentatively scheduled to face Lee upon her return in November.

Do you think Victoria Lee could join her siblings as ONE champion? Let us know!

EXCLUSIVE | Eddie Alvarez Picks Either Dustin Poirier Or Charles Oliveira To Win Lightweight Gold Next

AlvarezONE Championship lightweight contender, Eddie Alvarez has laid claim to gold across the likes of BodogFIGHT, Bellator, and the UFC across his eighteen-year, and has predicted that either previous foe, Dustin Poirier or the surging, Charles Oliveira will be the next lightweight kingpin of his old UFC stomping-ground. Alvarez, who is currently preparing for a […]

Alvarez

ONE Championship lightweight contender, Eddie Alvarez has laid claim to gold across the likes of BodogFIGHT, Bellator, and the UFC across his eighteen-year, and has predicted that either previous foe, Dustin Poirier or the surging, Charles Oliveira will be the next lightweight kingpin of his old UFC stomping-ground.

Alvarez, who is currently preparing for a high-stakes, potential title-eliminator against former title challenger, Iuri Lapicus in April at ONE on TNT I — may earn the opportunity to challenge current kingpin Christian Lee for the lightweight championship with a victory.

Set to make his return for the first time in over eighteen-months, Alvarez got off the mark at the second time of trying under his new banner — stopping former two-time gold holder, Eduard Folayang via a first round submission. Debuting under the Chatri Sityodtong led promotion back in March of 2019, Alvarez dropped a devastating knockout to Timofey Nastyukin at ONE Championship: A New Era.

With current undisputed UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov remaining firm on his stance to retire following his October win over Justin Gaethje — Alvarez picked either Poirier or Oliveira to emerge strapped with gold after the reign of Nurmagomdov comes to an end, or at the turn of the new year.

I think Dustin’s (Poirier) probably gonna end up with the belt,” Alvarez said during a recent interview with LowKick MMA reporter, Jordan Ellis. “I think either Dustin or (Charles) Oliveira — either one of them.

Earning his lightweight championship shot during his UFC run, Alvarez took decision wins over former Strikeforce 155-pound titleholder, Gilbert Melendez, and former WEC and UFC lightweight best, Anthony Pettis. Battling then-champion, Rafael dos Anjos during International Fight Week back in the summer of 2016, Alvarez entered the fight as a considerable underdog — before clinching the title with a first-round barrage, stopping the Brazilian with strikes at the fence. 

ONE Championship Fists of Fury: How to Watch, Stream Info and Top Headlines

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ONE: Fists of Fury is this Friday, and it’s loaded with compelling matches. Headlining Fists of Fury is Ilias Ennahachi defending his flyweight kickboxing world championship against Superlek Kiatmoo9…

ONE Championship Announces Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix

ONE Championship announced on Wednesday that in May they would begin what they are calling “biggest women’s mixed martial arts tournament in the world.” May 28, the ONE Atomweight World Grand Prix will begin and the eight fighters competing in the tour…

ONE Championship announced on Wednesday that in May they would begin what they are calling “biggest women’s mixed martial arts tournament in the world.” May 28, the ONE Atomweight World Grand Prix will begin and the eight fighters competing in the tournament were announced. The winner of the tournament will face the current ONE Atomweight […]

EXCLUSIVE | Eddie Alvarez Praises Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Retirement Stance: Good For Him

AlvarezFor the longest time, the decorated Eddie Alvarez has maintained that he has the style to hand Khabib Nurmagomedov his first professional loss. Ultimately the pairing failed to ever come to fruition, with Khabib retiring from professional mixed martial arts while Alvarez now plys his trade in Singapore at ONE Championship.  Whilst we have never […]

Alvarez

For the longest time, the decorated Eddie Alvarez has maintained that he has the style to hand Khabib Nurmagomedov his first professional loss. Ultimately the pairing failed to ever come to fruition, with Khabib retiring from professional mixed martial arts while Alvarez now plys his trade in Singapore at ONE Championship. 

Whilst we have never seen the two lightweight icons stand-opposite each other, Alvarez isn’t necessarily feeling sombre about that fact, wishing the undefeated UFC lightweight champion the best with his retirement. 

Submitting common-foe, Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi, UAE last October, Khabib cited the sad passing of his father, Abdulmanap as his reasoning for announcing a somewhat shocking retirement immediately after successfully unifying the lightweight titles. 

In the months since, UFC president, Dana White has consistently and transparently attempted to convince Khabib to make a retirement ‘u-turn’ in a bid for one final fight. Prior to UFC 257 in January, footage emerged of White openly floating potential pay-per-view numbers with Khabib if he were to return in a bad-blooded rematch with Conor McGregor — prior to the Dubliner’s knockout loss to Dustin Poirier on ‘Fight Island’.

Speaking with LowKick MMA reporter, Jordan Ellis recently, Alvarez touched on the retirement stance of Khabib — claiming he was happy to see him ride off into the sunset with his wallet full and at “peace” with himself.

Good on him (Khabib Nurmagomedov) man, good on him,” Alvarez said. “This is a dangerous life. It’s a stressful life. You know, I’ve been fighting since I was 19-years-old, I’m 37(-years-old now). When someone could be at peace with themselves and make the money he has, and get out of the danger of the sport, and the stress of the sport — I think it makes for a really good, really good situation.

My hat’s off to him, you know,” Alvarez said. “Not many people leave this sport wealthy, healthy, and intact — and have peace, you know. I feel like he’s one of the few guys who are going to be able to do that.

Preparing for his own comeback, the Philidelphia favourite has yet to feature in active-competition since August of 2019 where he took a first round rear-naked choke victory over former two-time ONE Championship lightweight titleholder, Eduard Folayang. 

Slated to return on April 7th. at ONE on TNT I — Alvarez matches up with one-time ONE Championship title challenger, Iuri Lapicus in a potential title-eliminator, beneath a rescheduled flyweight championship clash between incumbent gold holder, Adriano Martins and fellow former UFC titleholder, Demetrious Johnson. 

An eighteen-year professional, Alvarez has struck gold across the UFC, Bellator, and BodogFIGHT — with the likes of Tatsuya Kawajiri, Toby Imada, Josh Neer, Roger Huerta, Pat Curran, Shinya Aoki, Patricky Freire, Michael Chandler, Gilbert Melendez, Anthony Pettis, Rafael dos Anjos, and the above mentioned Gaethje littered on a star-studded professional résumé. 

Sage Northcutt Returns April 28 To Face Former Champion Shinya Aoki

Sage Northcutt will be making his return to action on April 28 when he takes on former ONE Championship lightweight champion Shinya Aoki. ESPN broke the news Wednesday that former UFC star Sage Northcutt has his return date and opponent set when the 24…

Sage Northcutt will be making his return to action on April 28 when he takes on former ONE Championship lightweight champion Shinya Aoki. ESPN broke the news Wednesday that former UFC star Sage Northcutt has his return date and opponent set when the 24-year-old upstart takes on Shinya Aoki on April 28. The card will […]