ONE Championship will return on Friday, February 26, with a fantastic slate of ONE Super Series action at ONE: Fists Of Fury. But the eyes of the mixed martial arts world will be on the opening bout as a new Hawaiian prodigy takes to the global stage for the first time.
Victoria Lee Makes ONE Debut on February 26
Srisen is coming off of an important victory against Rika Ishige and has no intention of being a stepping stone for the young Victoria Lee. However, the Hawaiian will have a physical advantage in the height and reach department, which should allow her to show her best stuff inside the ONE Circle.
Like her siblings, Lee has already achieved a lot of success around the world by being a multiple-time Pankration Junior World Champion and a Hawaii State High School Wrestling Champion as well.
The successes of Lee place a sense of intrigue around her debut. She has already shown her abilities in an international setting, but now she is taking the next step in her career in ONE.
Thankfully for Victoria Lee, her brother and sister have helped to pave the way.
Angela made her ONE debut at 18 years of age and was a World Champion at age 20 after defeating Mei Yamaguchi. The ONE Atomweight World Champion still holds onto that belt and is undefeated in the atomweight division.
Christian began his journey at 17 and had a debut that lasted less than 30 seconds as he won by TKO.
Now, Christian reigns over the stacked lightweight division as the ONE Lightweight World Champion and is set to defend the gold again at ONE On TNT II in April against Timofey Nastyukhin.
The unprecedented success of Angela and Christian sets a high bar for the 16-year-old athlete. Perhaps it also puts undue pressure on the high schooler to perform above her years. But she has the talent.
That is what will be on display for the world to see at ONE: Fists Of Fury. Raw talent.
As the eyes of the world are glued to their televisions to watch her first professional outing, it is imperative to remember that this is just the beginning of her own journey. Although Victoria is following the same path as her siblings, she lays her own bricks down along the way.
Wherever that particular path is leading begins in Singapore.
The blueprint has been drawn for Victoria. At ONE: Fists Of Fury, everyone will be a witness to the next piece of the Lee Dynasty.
She has a perfect first opponent to test her skills against, who will also push her to be at her best. Victoria Lee vs. Sunisa Srisen is a compelling contest that will be a hot start to an incredible martial arts event with some of the biggest names in the sport.
ONE: Fists Of Fury airs on B/R Live at 7:30 a.m. EST/4:30 a.m. PST on Friday, February 26.
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