Kevin Lee is an American professional Mixed Martial Artist(MMA) who currently is competing in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC). Lee made his first UFC debut on February 1, 2014, against Al Iaquinta. Currently, Lee is ranked as #10 in the UFC lightweight rankings as updated on October 7, 2019.
What is Kevin Lee Famous for?
- Famous as the #10 Lightweight MMA player.
Where is Kevin Lee From?
Kevin Lee was born on September 4, 1992, in Grand Rapids, United States. His birth name is Kevin Jesse Lee, Jr. His nationality is Amerian. Lee belongs to African-American ethnicity while Virgo is his zodiac sign.
Kevin was born in Grand Rapids while he was raised in Detroit, Michigan along with his sibling. Kevin has a younger brother named Keith Lee who is also an aspiring fighter and trains together with Kevin at Xtreme Couture.
Kevin attended Southfield High School where he played basketball. He began wrestling during his junior year at Southfield. He continued his wrestling career after he joined Grand Valley State University. During his days at Grand Valley, he was a national tournament qualifier who even had a 37-0 score in his sophomore years. Soon then he dropped out of the university to focus his career in MMA.
Kevin Lee Career Highlights
- Kevin Lee made his first professional debut as a fighter against Al Iaquinta at UFC 169 on February 1, 2014.
- Lee then moved to Las Vegas to improve his fighting skills.
- On July 6, 2014, he got his first win at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale against Jesse Ronson.
- On September 27, 2014, Lee won another fight against Jon Tuck at UFC 178.
- In 2015, Lee faced and won the fight against Michel Prazeres and James Moontasri till he faced Leonardo Santos who won the fight against Lee via TKO.
- In 2016, Lee won the match against Efrain Escudero and Jake Matthews at the UFC 197 and UFC 23 Finale respectively.
- On November 19, 2016, Lee defeated Magomed Mustafaev at UFC Fight Night 99 which earned him his first-ever “Performance of the Night” bonus award.
- Lee continuously won several matches in 2017 including Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night 106.
- Lee again earned “Performance of the Night” award after he defeated Michael Chiesa at UFC Fight Night 112 on June 25, 2017.
- On April 21, 2018, Lee fought the fierce match against Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 128.
- On May 18, 2019, Lee moved up to welterweight facing Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+10 but he lost.
- On November 2, 2019, Lee defeated Gregor Gillespie with a brutal knockout at UFC 244 which earned him his third “Performance of the Night” award.
Who is Kevin Lee Dating?
The 27 aged handsome MMA player, Kevin Lee isn’t dating anyone. Lee is currently single.
What is the Net Worth of Kevin Lee?
Kevin Lee has quite a good earning through his professional career as an MMA fighter at UFC. Lee has managed to amass a fortune from his several matches, wins, and fights. He enjoys his fortune which is estimated to be around $1 million.
Lee has total career earnings of $1.19 million since his bout in 2014. In 2018, with his win over Barboza, he earned prize money worth $145k.
How Tall is Kevin Lee?
The 27 years old MMA fighter, Kevin Lee has a well maintained athletic body physique. Lee stands tall with a height of 5ft. 7inch.(1.75m) while his body weighs around 77kg(170 lbs). He has a dark complexion with black hair and brown eyes.