UFC Lightweight Kevin Lee Shows off His Insane New Tattoo

Published 11/06/2020, 5:00 AM EST
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 has had a good return to the lightweight division in the UFC. The former interim title challenger moved up to 170 pounds, after Al Iaquinta beat him. However, his time at welterweight was short-lived as he moved back, following a loss on his divisional debut. 

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‘The Motown Phenom’ is 2-3 in his last five fights. Most recently, Charles Oliveira choked him out at the UFC’s first event behind closed doors. Two months later, he tore his ACL and had to undergo surgery. While recovering from the same, he suffered the same injury on his other leg and is set to be out for a long time. Lee used his time off to get himself inked and shared the same with his fans. 

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Read: Kevin Lee Devastated after Charles Oliveira loss- will not fight for a few years now 

Kevin Lee shares what he has been up to while recovering from his injury 

‘The Motown Phenom’ took to Instagram to share his process of getting inked. Lee uploaded a video of his tattoo artist Noelin Wheeler marking the layout for his tattoo a few days ago. The fighter then gave his followers a glimpse of his new ink once it was all done. The end result was an incredibly impressive tattoo starting on the back of his head, going all the way down to his shoulders. 

Kevin Lee will definitely look a lot different the next time he steps into the Octagon. However, at this point in time, it is not known who he will fight next and when. 

‘The Motown Phenom’ fought for the interim lightweight title in July 2017, which was arguably the high point of his career thus far. At the time he was seen as the next big thing in the division. However, since his loss to Ferguson, it has not been smooth sailing.

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Lee is an extremely talented fighter but has been having a few blips on the road recently. ‘The Motown Phenom’ now trains under one of the brightest minds in MMA in Firas Zahabi. Lee is still only 28 and MMA fans will hope to see him bounce back from his current slump. 

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@easportsufc gone have to update my character 🥶

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‘The Motown Phenom’ showed everyone what he is capable of when he knocked out Gregor Gillespie in the very first round. MMA fans will be hoping to see the same version of Kevin Lee the next time he steps into the Octagon. 

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Kevin Binoy

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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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