Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Lee vs Yi?
Jeong Yeong Lee beat Zha Yi by split decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 4th February 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jeong Yeong Lee.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Lee vs Yi stats
Jeong Yeong Lee stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Zha Yi made his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.
The stats suggested Lee had an advantage in power over Yi, with a 44% knock out percentage over Yi's 27%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Yi had an advantage over Lee, with a 50% submission rate over Lee's 33%.
Jeong Yeong Lee was the older man by 1 year, at 27 years old.
Lee had a height advantage of 3 inches over Yi. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Lee was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 15 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Yi, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 28 less professional rounds, 19 to Yi's 47.
What were the odds on Lee vs Yi?
Jeong Yeong Lee was a 4/11 (-280) favourite going into the contest, while Zha Yi made his way into the ring at 2/1 (+200) with oddsmakers.