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Monday, Jan 27, 2020

UFC Brasilia: Kevin Lee Says He’ll “Prove Again” He’s The “Most Well-Rounded Lightweight”

Kevin Lee (photo via YouTube)

By FCF Staff

After scoring a vicious, knockout win over Gregor Gillespie in November, Kevin Lee is looking to build on that momentum with another big victory against Charles Oliveira.

Lee has been booked to fight the lightweight contender at UFC Brasilia, which will take place on March 14th. The bout will be Lee’s second since he moved up to 170 last May for a fight with Rafael dos Anjos, and was submitted by the former lightweight champ. At UFC 244 in November, however, Lee handed Gillespie his first MMA loss via a booming, first round head kick.

While speaking with MMA Junkie recently about his upcoming bout with Oliveira, the 27 year-old Lee said this:

“I think it’s going to be a hell of a fight,” Lee said. “I’m headed over to Tristar and we going to come up with a great game plan and we’re going to go out there and put it on him. I don’t think he’s as well-rounded as me. He is very well-rounded but not as much as I am so I’m going to prove again that I’m the most well-rounded lightweight and I’m coming for that title.”

The lightweight title will be up for grabs on April 18th, when champion Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on Tony Ferguson. While discussing the 155 belt, Lee also said the following:

“Khabib and Tony are getting ready to fight for it, but that’s my title,” Lee said. “I got to go out there and I got to keep proving it to people. So yeah, I feel like I’m a little exed out of certain conversations that should be happening but, I’m going to come out the back end and they can’t stop me. So yeah, am I getting a little bit more respect? OK, but not really. Not yet.”

Lee heads into UFC Brasilia armed with a record of 18-5. Oliveira is riding a six-fight winning streak and has a record of 28-8.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:00 am
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