BREAKING: UFC 264 Suffers a Massive Blow- Kevin Lee Withdraws

Published 06/24/2021, 11:20 PM EDT
ROCHESTER, NY – MAY 18: Kevin Lee stands in the ring before a welterweight bout against Rafael Dos Anjos at Blue Cross Arena on May 18, 2019 in Rochester, New York. Dos Anjos defeats Lee by submission during the third round. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)


UFC 264 is just a few weeks away. A blockbuster clash between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will headline it. However, the entire card for the night is stacked with some incredible fights. Unfortunately for fans, the event is now down a fight as reports suggest that the welterweight clash between Kevin Lee and Sean Brady is off. 

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A tweet put out by ESPN MMA stated, “Kevin Lee has suffered a rib injury and is out of his UFC 264 fight against Sean Brady, Lee told @marc_raimondi. Lee said he is taking time to heal and targeting UFC 265 on Aug. 7 for the fight to be rebooked. Brady also said on Instagram his team hopes for an August rebooking.”

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The bout between the two men was supposed to take place on the preliminary card at UFC 264. Given the unfortunate circumstances, both parties are hopeful that the UFC will reschedule the fight for the next PPV event – UFC 265. 

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How will Kevin Lee fare against a top prospect in Sean Brady?

For a long time, Kevin Lee was touted as ‘the next big thing’ at lightweight. ‘The Motown Phenom’ challenged Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight belt where he came up short. Since then, unfortunately, results have not been going his way. Lee is 2-3 in his last five fights which is a cause for concern. During that period, ‘The Motown Phenom’ has shifted weight classes a few times, going up to welterweight then returning to lightweight. In his next fight, he will return to 170. 

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Lee faces a particularly tough assignment in Sean Brady. The former Cage Fury Fighting Championships welterweight champion, Brady, is undefeated with a perfect record of 14-0. He is 4-0 in the UFC and has looked impressive every time he has stepped into the octagon. Brady is extremely well-rounded with impressive submission wins and stoppage wins under his name. In Kevin Lee, he will face a bonafide challenger who has been in there with the best. 

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If Lee can secure a win over Brady, it will make a huge statement in the welterweight division. However, if Brady can secure a win over Lee, he will definitely be a name to watch out for at 170-pounds. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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