Tape rankings @ Lee vs Barboza
Who won Lee vs Barboza?
Kevin Lee beat Edson Barboza by , during the main event of UFC Fight Night 128, on Saturday 21st April 2018 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kevin Lee.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lee vs Barboza division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Lee vs Barboza stats
Kevin Lee stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Edson Barboza made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Lee had a slight advantage in power over Barboza, with a 6% knock out percentage over Barboza's 0%.
Kevin Lee was the younger man by 6 years, at 29 years old.
Barboza had a height advantage of 2 inches over Lee. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Lee was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year and 11 months later than Barboza, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 11 less professional rounds, 63 to Barboza's 74.
Lee vs Barboza form
Barboza had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Shane Burgos at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Dan Ige at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 16th May 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Paul Felder at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had been beaten by Justin Gaethje at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, United States.
Lee's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Barboza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.