UFC Atlantic City Results : Kevin Lee KOs Edson Barboza In The Fifth

UFC Atlantic City Results : Kevin Lee KOs Edson Barboza In The Fifth


Kevin Lee got over the disappointment  of missing weight to deliver a performance worth of challenging for the UFC lightweight title and taking his winning streak to 6/7.

Lee (17-3, 9 KOs) missed weight by a pound, which was only achievable after one hour delay after the first weigh in. He had already lost a fight due to weight cut, issues and dehydration, which was his UFC 216 loss to Tony Ferguson and will need to fix his weight cut issues, as a way forward in his MMA career.

Despite the disappointmentd  Lee showed class in the Octagon, dominating Barboza with some good wrestling and striking but was also able to show, he could withstand some goog hits in the third.

The fight was called off by the ring side doctor at 2:15 in the fifth after Barboza received a bad cut.

Main card

Kevin Lee def. Edson Barboza via fifth-round TKO (2:18) 

Frankie Edgar def. Cub Swanson via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Justin Willis def. Chase Sherman via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

David Branch def. Thiago Santos via first-round TKO (2:30)

Aljamain Sterling def. Brett Johns via UD (30-27 x3)

Dan Hooker def. Jim Miller via first-round KO (3:00)


Ryan LaFlare def. Alex Garcia by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Ricky Simon def. Merab Dvalishvili via third-round TKO (5:00)

Siyar Bahadurzada def. Luan Chagas via second-round KO (2:40)

Corey Anderson def. Patrick Cummins via UD (30-26 x2, 30-27)

Tony Martin def. Keita Nakamura via UD (30-27 x3)

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