Edson Barboza, bottom, tries to protect himself as Kevin Lee hits him during the second round of their mixed martial arts lightweight bout, early Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Atlantic City, N.J. Lee won the bout. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Kevin Lee missed weight but was on the mark with injecting himself back into the UFC lightweight title picture. Lee pounded Edson Barboza until blood streamed down his face and won a 155-pound bout when the fight was stopped via TKO in the fifth round Saturday night. Lee kept the fight on the ground at Boardwalk Hall and – except for absorbing one stiff kick to the face – dominated until the doctors stopped the bout with Barboza wearing the crimson mask as he sat against the cage.Lee took the fight to the mat and spent the first round landing punishing strikes and did more of the same in the second.Lee was choked out by Tony Ferguson in October.Had Barboza and Lee won those bouts, they might have had a title fight lined up already instead of trying to use a Fight Night card to climb back into contention.Miller, a 34-year-old New Jersey native, has had a solid but not spectacular career that has yet to see him fight for a UFC championship.He won seven straight fights from 2009 to 2011 but has lost four straight fights and six of nine overall.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE