Kevin Lee is known as an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is most famous for being a top ten ranked lightweight fighter.


Background and Age

Kevin Jesse Lee, Jr. was born on September 4, 1992, in Detroit, MI. Growing up, Lee contended in basketball and started wrestling during his junior year at Southfield High School. He enrolled and went to Grand Valley State University where he proceeded with his wrestling career. During his time at college, he was a national competition qualifier and went 37–0 as a sophomore. Lee dropped out to concentrate on a career in mixed martial arts.

Kevin's more youthful sibling is Keith Lee. He is additionally a combat warrior and trains with Kevin at the same gym.

Career and Net Worth

On February 1, 2014, Kevin made his promotional debut introduction against Al Iaquinta at UFC 169. He lost the battle by means of a decision. After the misfortune, he would move from his local Michigan to Las Vegas looking for an overhaul of his specialty. On July 6, 2014, at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, Lee got his first win for the promotion when he crushed Jesse Ronson by split decision. On September 27, 2014, Lee confronted Jon Tuck at UFC 178 where he won the battle with a decision.

Lee battled Edson Barboza on April 21, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 128. At the weigh-ins, Lee tipped the scales at 157 pounds, one pound over the lightweight non-title battle maximum breaking point of 156 pounds. Thus, the session proceeded at catchweight and Lee was fined 20% of his prize purse which went to Barboza. Lee was shaken severely by a turning heel kick, and was almost wrapped up by Barboza in the third round, however, revitalized back and crushed Barboza through doctor stoppage at 2:18 of the fifth round.

Lee confronted Al Iaquinta in a rematch on December 15, 2018, at UFC on Fox 31. He lost the battle by means of a decision. Lee climbed to welterweight to confront Rafael dos Anjos in the headliner of UFC on ESPN+ 10 on May 18, 2019. He lost the battle by means of an arm triangle submission in the fourth round.

Lee was booked to confront Gregor Gillespie on November 2, 2019, at UFC 244. Lee ended up winning the fight after a head kick knockout.

Marriage, Wife and Kids

Kevin Lee has kept his personal and private relationships away from the media and public eye.

Last Modified: Aug 4, 2020


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