Kevin Lee Announces Move Up To Welterweight, Pitches Mike Perry Fight


Kevin Lee is dedicated to transferring again to the welterweight division, and he already has an attention-grabbing selection for his ideally suited opponent.

“The Motown Phenom” Kevin Lee has lengthy marketed that his aim within the UFC was to grow to be the light-weight champion. Initially, his aim was to attain this by the age of 25 to validate his “25 to life” slogan, however after a key loss to Tony Ferguson at UFC 216, the slogan bought an early launch courtesy of El Cucuy serving as its executioner. And apparently, what was left of Lee’s stint within the light-weight division has additionally been snuffed out following different huge losses to Al Iaquinta and Charles Oliveira.

It has been over a yr since Kevin Lee final competed at light-weight, with the proud Detroit native being submitted by Charles Oliveira in a main-event bout. On Monday, we discovered that the following time we see The Motown Phenom, it is going to be again at welterweight, a division by which Lee is 0-1 after falling to Rafael dos Anjos in 2019.

“I’m transferring to 170lbs for the foreseeable future. Oliveira can have the lightweights we’ll get that again later,” Lee wrote.

Earlier in the present day, Lee appeared to both trace at or pitch a struggle in opposition to Mike Perry, which now makes extra sense after studying about Lee’s transfer up.

“@PlatinumPerry we preventing July 10 or what @seanshelby@danawhite“

It’s unclear at current what prompted Kevin Lee to make the selection to maneuver up, however his thoughts appears to be settled on the thought. When information breaks on whom his opponent might be for his second welterweight struggle, Mike Perry or in any other case, your mates at can have the news for you.

Who would you wish to see Kevin Lee face when he makes his second journey as much as the welterweight division?


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