Kevin Lee is a 30-year-old American mixed martial artist who has re-singed to the lightweight division of the UFC. Lee has also competed in the lightweight and superlightweight divisions of the Eagle Fighting Championship.
According to ESPN, Kevin Lee has re-signed a multiple-fight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Kevin Lee recently posted this on Instagram.
Kevin Lee was born on September 4, 1992, in Grand Rapids and raised in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
Lee has a sister and two brothers, one of them is the professional fighter signed to the Bellator, Keith Lee.
Kevin Lee dropped out of school to focus more on mixed martial arts.
Lee made his professional MMA debut on March 31, 2012, against Levis Labrie and won the fight via unanimous decision.
Kevin Lee won the TWC lightweight championship by defeating Eric Moon via submission on November 16, 2013, at TWC 20: Final Cut.
Kevin Lee made his octagon debut on February 1, 2014, against Al Iaquinta and lost the fight via unanimous decision.
‘The Motown Phenom’ won four subsequent fights from July 6, 2014, to July 15, 2015, against Jesse Ronson, John Tuck, Michel Prazeres, and James Moontasri.
On December 12, 2015, Lee faced Leonardo Santos at UFC 194 and lost the fight via technical knockout.
Kevin Lee consecutively won his next five fights from April 23, 2016, to June 25, 2017. The contenders he fought were Efrain Escudero, Jake Matthews, Magomed Mustafaev, Francisco Trinaldo, and Michael Chiesa.
On October 7, 2017, Kevin Lee faced Tony Ferguson at UFC 216 for the interim lightweight championship. Lee lost the fight via a triangle choke submission.
Kevin Lee faced Edson Barboza on April 21, 2018, and won the fight via technical knockout.
Lee faced Al Iaquinta for his next fight on December 15, 2018, and lost the fight via unanimous decision.
‘The Motown Phenom’ made his welterweight debut on May 18, 2019, against Rafael dos Anjos and lost the fight via submission.
On his return to the lightweight division, Lee faced Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244 and won the fight via knockout.
Kevin Lee lost his fight with Charles Oliveira via submission on March 14, 2020.
Lee also lost his fight with Daniel Rodriguez via unanimous decision on August 28, 2021.
Kevin Lee made his Eagle Fighting Championship debut on March 11, 2022, against Diego Sanchez and won the fight via unanimous decision.
Kevin Lee faced Diego Sanchez at Eagle FC 46 on March 11, 2022, and won the fight via unanimous decision.
Kevin Lee fought Tony Ferguson at UFC 216 for the interim lightweight championship on October 7, 2017, in Las Vegas, United States.
Kevin Lee lost the fight via submission.
Kevin Lee has had seven losses in the UFC.
Kevin Lee has had 18 fights in the UFC so far.
*Last updated on February 8, 2023.