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Kevin Lee

Kevin "Motown Phenom" Lee

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  • Name: Kevin Lee
  • MMA Record: 17-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Motown Phenom
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 25 | Date of Birth: 1992.09.04
  • Last Fight: April 21, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 157.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Triumph MMA
  • Height: 5'9" (175cm) | Reach: 75.5" (192cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $633,000 USD
  • Born: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Fighting out of: Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Head Coach: Sean Dizay
  • Other Coaches: N/A
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Kevin Lee MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO
2:18 Round 5 of 5, 22:18 Total

Br Edson Barboza
16-3-0 19-5-0

Us UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee
Main Event | Catchweight | 157 lbs

2018.04.21
Odds: -180 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 157.0 lbs (71.2 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:02 Round 3 of 5, 14:02 Total

Us Tony Ferguson
16-2-0 22-3-0

Us UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee
Main Event | Interim Title | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.10.07
Odds: +210 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $250,000 Base | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#14 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2017
#27 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2017
Win | Submission | Choke
4:37 Round 1 of 5

Us Mike Chiesa
15-2-0 13-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 112: Chiesa vs. Lee
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.06.25
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $138,000 ($44K Base, $44K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
UFC Fight Night 112 Performance of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
3:12 Round 2 of 3, 8:12 Total

Br Francisco Trinaldo
14-2-0 21-4-0

Br UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.03.11
Odds: -185 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Submission | Choke
4:31 Round 2 of 3, 9:31 Total

Ru Magomed Mustafaev
13-2-0 13-1-0

Gb UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.11.19
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Rich Mitchell
UFC Fight Night 99 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO
4:06 Round 1 of 3

Au Jake Matthews
12-2-0 11-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.07.08
Odds: +130 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $54,000 ($27K Base, $27K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mx Efrain Escudero
11-2-0 24-10-0

Us UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.04.23
Odds: -340 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $48,000 ($24K Base, $24K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Mark Smith
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:26 Round 1 of 3

Br Leonardo Santos
11-1-0 14-3-1

Us UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.12.12
Odds: -600 (Huge Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $21,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
UFC 194 Performance of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
2:56 Round 1 of 3

Us James Moontasri
10-1-0 8-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 71: Mir vs. Duffee
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.07.15
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $36,000 ($18K Base, $18K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Michel Prazeres
9-1-0 18-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 60: Henderson vs. Thatch
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.02.14
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.3 lbs (70.4 kgs) | Referee: Tim Mills
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gu Jon Tuck
8-1-0 8-1-0

Us UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.09.27
Odds: -240 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog | Walkout Music: Rich Gang feat. Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan - Lifestyle
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ca Jesse Ronson
7-1-0 13-4-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.07.06
Odds: -230 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: Rick Ross - Pirates
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Al Iaquinta
7-0-0 7-2-1

Us UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.02.01
Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Choke
1:24 Round 1 of 5

Us Eric Moon
6-0-0 11-10-0

Us TWC Pro Series: Final Cut
Co-Main Event | Title Challenge | Lightweight | 155

2013.11.16
Win | Submission | Armlock
0:46 Round 1 of 3

Ca Travis Gervais
5-0-0 3-0-0

Ca CFC 8: Resurrection
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 160 lbs

2013.09.13
Weigh-In: 160.0 lbs (72.6 kgs) | Referee: Adam Cheadle
Win | Submission | Choke
1:29 Round 3 of 3, 11:29 Total

Us Joe Lile
4-0-0 4-0-0

Us Midwest Fight Series: Gilliam vs. Whiteley
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.07.19
Weigh-In: 157.0 lbs (71.2 kgs) | Referee: Gary Copeland
Win | Submission | Choke
2:17 Round 2 of 3, 7:17 Total

Ca Kyle Prepolec
3-0-0 5-2-0

Us MFL 29
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.04.13
Weigh-In: 156.6 lbs (71.0 kgs) | Referee: Frank Geric
Cancelled Bout Pat Carroll ECC 15 2013.02.16
Reason: Event Cancelled
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us JP Reese

Us Impact Fight League

2012.11.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Fr Mansour Barnaoui
1-0-0 7-0-0

Ca Instinct MMA 4: Thatch vs. Grandmont
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.06.29
Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Luc Lefebvre
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ca Levis Labrie
0-0-0 2-0-0

Ca Instinct MMA 3
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.03.31
Weigh-In: 155.6 lbs (70.6 kgs) | Referee: Marc-André Côté
Cancelled Bout Tariq Ismail Instinct MMA 3 2012.03.31
Reason: Ismail Injury
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Us Jacob Butler

Us Michigan Regional

2012.02.11
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Us Ali Rahal

Us Elite Federation of Fighters

2011.09.30
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Tom Stalteri

Us King of the Cage

2011.08.27
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Ca Ryan Chan

Us Elite Federation of Fighters

2011.08.12
Loss | Disqualificaton

Us Cliff Ruffin

Us Elite Federation of Fighters

2011.06.17

Kevin Lee Wiki Update Wiki

Kevin Lee is one of the top young prospects in MMA.

 

He was born and raised in Detroit and has made two trips to the National's in wrestling. He had only been training MMA for a month before making his amateur debut, winning with a stunning KO. Amassing at 10-0 record as an amateur Lee ended every fight with by KO or submission, 8 of which came in the first round. He earned the spot of number one lightweight in region with a spectacular first round KO of the previous #1 ranked lightweight and won 3 titles in 3 different organizations. His last 4 amateur opponents combined amassed an amazing 47-4 record!

 

At just 19 years of age in March of 2012 Lee turned pro. Not padding his record with easy fights as young fighters often do, his first three opponents had a combined record of 18-3 which included appearances in Strikeforce and Bellator, and came from gyms like Tristar and American Top Team. Lee has stepped up on numerous occasions to fight fighters with much more experience than him, and given short time to prepare; taking on Bellator and Cage Warriors vet JP Reese on just 24 hours notice.  

 

Kevin's explosive dynamic All American level wrestling combined with his fluid boxing and powerful punches make him a tough match for any lightweight in the world, and as time progresses, the 20 year old will only continue to add tools to his game and gain experience along the way. When asked about his future as an athlete, Kevin proclaims he "just wants an opportunity to compete and showcase my skills for my family. Honestly my family relies on my success, and I'm not going to let them down. MMA is something I love, I'm a huge fan even if I wasn't a fighter, and it has allowed me an opportunity to put myself through school. I just need to put in the hard work, and hopefully it pays off one day for everyone."    


In December of 2013, Lee signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC.


Lee made his UFC debut on 1 February, 2014, at UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber. He faced TUF 15 runner-up, Al Iaquinta. In what was a very entertaining fight, Lee eventually received his first lost via UD.


Lee next faced Jesse Roson at The Ultimate Fighter 19: Finale, on 6 July, 2014. Lee capitalized on the combinations and control the clinch to earn his first victory inside the octagon via split decision.


Lee's most recent fight was at UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso, on 27 September, 2014. After 15 dominating minutes, Lee won via UD. Bringing his UFC record above .500.


As of UFC 178 every pro fight Lee has been in, have resulted in a submission victory or decision.


Last updated 12.12.2014, 11:02 PM ET
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