Kevin Lee Set for a Return Back to Welterweight- Will Take On Sean Brady

Published 05/23/2021, 1:03 AM EDT
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – APRIL 21: Kevin Lee celebrates after his TKO victory over Edson Barboza of Brazil in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at the Boardwalk Hall on April 21, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Kevin Lee, who has been out of action for over a year, will make his comeback later this year. Although, this time around, the former interim lightweight title challenger will be fighting in a different weight class. ‘The Motown Phenom’ has decided to move up a weight class to 170-pounds. This will be his second UFC bout at welterweight. 

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Lee has not had a good run of form. ‘The Motown Phenom, who is 2-3 in his last five fights, will aim to turn that around in a weight class where he will not have to drain himself completely to make weight. Lee has notoriously struggled to hit the 155-pound mark a few times now. 

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Can Sean Brady make a statement against Kevin Lee?

Previously, ‘The Motown Phenom’ Lee moved up to welterweight in 2019. On that occasion, he submitted to Rafael dos Anjos. Hence, he moved back to lightweight, winning one against Gregor Gillespie, and losing the other to Charles Oliveira (the current UFC lightweight champion). The latter was a fight he failed to make weight for. 

Following Lee’s reveal, Brady called out ‘The Motown Phenom’ on Twitter. He stated that he needed an opponent and was willing to welcome him back to 170-pounds.

Recent reports suggest that Brady has got his man. A tweet put out by Brett Okamoto suggests that Lee will take on Sean Brady in his return to welterweight. The date and venue for the fight have not been confirmed right now. 

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Brady, who is currently undefeated, is riding a 14 fight win streak. It will be incredibly impressive if he can secure a win over a former title contender in just his fifth fight with the promotion.

On the other hand, ‘The Motown Phenom’ will hope that his second trip to 170 is way more fruitful than the first. What do you make of Kevin Lee’s move to welterweight and his fight against Brady? Will he be successful? Let us know in the comments below!

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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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