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The Ultimate Fighting Championship has already rescheduled a highly anticipated welterweight tilt for August.
The organization announced on Thursday that the previously postponed match between Sean Brady (14-0) and Kevin Lee (18-6) will be slotted on to the Aug. 28 UFC Fight Night event. This fight card does not currently have a headliner, although it is looking to go on at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Lee withdrew from their prior booking for UFC 264 in July due to a rib injury.
The undefeated Brady has looked like a man possessed since making his promotional debut at UFC on ESPN 6 in 2019. The Philadelphia native has stormed through competition including Court McGee and Ismail Naurdiev, and most recently tapped Jake Matthews in March. The former Cage Fury Fighting Championships champ hoists a flat finish rate of 50 percent, although his last two victories have come by submission.
Lee will be looking to make the most of his relocation to the welterweight division, as he has dropped three of four bouts the last three years. A move to 170 pounds in 2019 ended poorly when “The Motown Phenom” was submitted by ex-lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos, prompting a return to lightweight. A brutal head kick knockout of the then-unbeaten Gregor Gillespie looked to turn things around, but future champ Charles Oliveira tapped him with a guillotine choke at the last UFC card before it took a break for the pandemic.
The UFC Fight Night event on Aug. 28 will be held inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, and the main event is still to be determined. Joining Brady vs. Lee on the main card will likely be an important bantamweight tilt between Ketlen Vieira and Sara McMann, as well as a classic striker vs. grappler middleweight pairing between Makhmud Muradov and Gerald Meerschaert. Additionally, light heavyweight Dustin Jacoby will face a new opponent as Askar Mozharov was forced out of their bout, and in his place will be Darren Stewart, per Jacoby’s team of Factory X on Thursday.