Kevin Lee: UFC Fighter On the Move

Kevin Lee Mr. "Motown Phenom" representing Detroit, MI! The renaissance city, D town, the Paris of the midwest currently fighting out of Extreme Couture MMA, Kevin Lee has poised himself to become a champion and a top earner for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Since July 2014, Lee has competed 11 time and only lost once, that defeat came on arguably the UFC biggest fight night ever UFC 194 when Conor McGregor cemented his name into the UFC hall of fame KO’ing long time king of MMA Jose Aldo (Dec 12, 2015). Fast forward four fights later and Kevin Lee has the Lightweight divisions (155 lbs) full attention. Kevin Lee’s name began buzzing around the mixed martial arts world after a UFC press conference when he and Michael Chiesa had a scuffle on stage after some questionable remarks were made about Chiesa’s mother. Kevin Lee fought Chiesa June 25 2017, the fight did not make it out of the first round. Kevin Lee finished Chiesa with a body triangle and a rear naked choke. Kevin Lee will look to silence his critics on Oct 7th 2017 when he fights Tony Ferguson. Some fans are writing Kevin Lee off because in his last fight; Lee had a rear naked choke and his opponent appeared to go limp for a split second and the referee intervened before it was confirmed Chiesa was fully blacked out. 

MMA spectators say “Kevin Lee is good for the lightweight division, he fights great, dresses well." - Brendan Schuab. Kevin Lee has been quoted “walk like a champion at all times” I’m paraphrasing but the message is clear. Kevin Lee aims to dominate the UFC and become a household name. Outside of the octagon Kevin Lee has been vocal about health and safety improvements the powers of mixed martial arts should make, advocating for more weight classes. Kevin Lee is most proud of his “25 to life” movement where he is encouraging the youth to stay out of trouble and live a successful and healthy life. Kevin Lee’s over all fight record is 16 wins and 2 losses. With a win over Tony Ferguson, Lee will be in a position for a UFC main event and his greatest pay day. Thinking ahead I see him fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov or Conor Mcgregor. 

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