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Adrian Lee Joins ONE Championship, Continuing Lee Family's MMA Legacy


Adrian Lee, the youngest among the esteemed Lee siblings, has officially become a part of ONE Championship, the world's largest martial arts organization.


The announcement came through a heartfelt Instagram post by his older brother, Christian Lee, on Sunday, December 3. Adrian is now the fourth member of the Lee clan to step into the ONE Championship arena, following in the footsteps of his siblings, Christian and Angela Lee.


Christian, currently holding the ONE Lightweight and Welterweight MMA World Titles, shared the exciting news about his younger brother as fans eagerly anticipate witnessing another Lee family member in action. Angela Lee, who enjoyed a remarkable career as the ONE Women’s Atomweight MMA World Champion until her retirement in September, paved the way for the next generation of Lee fighters.


At just 17 years old, Adrian Lee is not only the latest addition to the Lee family’s MMA legacy but is also recognized as one of the brightest prospects in the sport today. Boasting a remarkable record as a four-time national youth MMA champion, Adrian's skills extend beyond the cage, as demonstrated by his victory in the 2023 Hawaii high school state wrestling championship last February.


Adrian's list of achievements further includes securing an amateur title under the Toughman Hawaii banner in December 2022, just days before the tragic passing of his sister, Victoria Lee. Undeterred by personal adversity, Adrian successfully defended his belt last September via unanimous decision, showcasing his resilience and determination.


Looking ahead, there is a possibility that Adrian Lee may share the stage with his brother Christian in 2024, as the latter reportedly plans to return to action after a sabbatical following their family’s loss. Christian has praised Adrian’s performance and dubbed him a “future world champion in the making,” setting high expectations for the young fighter.


Meanwhile, despite her retirement from professional competition, Angela Lee remains active and passionate about making a positive impact beyond the Circle. She recently launched a non-profit mental health organization named Fightstory, with a mission “to save lives and to try and make the world a better place,” showcasing the Lee family's commitment to both excellence in martial arts and meaningful contributions to society.

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