Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Iaquinta vs Lee?
Al Iaquinta beat Kevin Lee by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC on FOX 31, on Saturday 15th December 2018 at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center in Milwaukee.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Al Iaquinta.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Iaquinta vs Lee stats
Al Iaquinta stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Kevin Lee made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Iaquinta had a massive power advantage over Lee, boasting at 54% knock out percentage over Lee's 12%.
Al Iaquinta was the older man by 5 years, at 34 years old.
Iaquinta had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lee. Despite this, Lee had 6-inch reach advantage.
Iaquinta was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 1 month earlier than Lee, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 11 less professional rounds, 52 to Lee's 63.
Iaquinta vs Lee form
Kevin Lee had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Charles Oliveira at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by submission in the 3rd round at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had defeated Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 10 on 18th May 2019 by submission in the 4th round at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester.
Before that, he had lost to Al Iaquinta at UFC on FOX 31 on 15th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, Milwaukee.
He had beat Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
Iaquinta's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
Lee's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.