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After turbulent 2018, Andrea Lee ‘felt a release’ with UFC Phoenix victory

Andrea Lee discusses her unanimous decision victory over Ashlee Evans-Smith this past weekend at UFC on ESPN 1. The women’s flyweight matchup took place at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Ariz.

“KGB” discussed how excited she was to turn the calendar to 2019, getting wisdom from UFC veteran and new coach Tim Credeur, what surprised her in the fight against Evans-Smith, one change she made in preparation for the fight, jumping into the top-10 in the women’s flyweight rankings, when she’d like to return, Georges St-Pierre’s retirement and more.

Lee also talked about what it meant to get that win and a weight being lifted off of her shoulders following a turbulent 2018.

“Yes I did. I felt it,” Lee told MyMMANews.com in regards to the freeing feeling of the win. “I’m standing there waiting for them to call my name and I was like, ‘F**k! Oh wow!’ I felt a release. It was crazy. It felt great just getting that win. I needed it. I needed to prove it to myself, not anybody else, but just to myself. It felt really good.”

If you missed UFC Phoenix, check out the full results of the event right here.