Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Lee vs Rodriguez?
Daniel Rodriguez beat Kevin Lee by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC Vegas 35, on Saturday 28th August 2021 at UFC APEX in Enterprise.
The scorecards were announced as 28-29, 28-29, 28-29 in favor of winner Daniel Rodriguez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Lee vs Rodriguez stats
Kevin Lee stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Daniel Rodriguez made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Rodriguez had a massive power advantage over Lee, boosting at 53% knock out percentage over Lee's 17%.
Kevin Lee was the younger man by 6 years, at 29 years old.
Rodriguez had a height advantage of 4 inches over Lee. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Lee was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 years and 2 months earlier than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 24 more professional rounds, 63 to Rodriguez's 39.
Lee vs Rodriguez form
Kevin Lee had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Charles Oliveira at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by 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 knockout 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.
Lee's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Rodriguez's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 2 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.