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Kevin Lee vs Rinat Fakhretdinov preview
When is Lee vs Fakhretdinov?
Kevin Lee is set to fight Rinat Fakhretdinov during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Strickland vs. Magomedov, on Saturday 1st July 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit will be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Lee vs Fakhretdinov stats
Kevin Lee steps into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Rinat Fakhretdinov will make his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggest Fakhretdinov has a massive power advantage over Lee, boosting at 55% knock out percentage over Lee's 17%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Lee will have an advantage over Fakhretdinov, with a 44% submission rate over Fakhretdinov's 25%.
Kevin Lee is the younger man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Fakhretdinov has a height advantage of 3 inches over Lee.
Lee is arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 11 year and 2 months later than Fakhretdinov, whose first professional fight was in . He has fought 29 more professional rounds, 63 to Fakhretdinov's 34.
Lee vs Fakhretdinov form
Kevin Lee has stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Daniel Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Charles Oliveira at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had lost to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 10 on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester.
He had been beaten by 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.
Lee's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Fakhretdinov's last 2 fights have come over a period of 11 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Lee vs Fakhretdinov?
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