Fresh off a huge knockout win in November of 2019, UFC lightweight Kevin Lee will now take on Charles Oliveira in the main event of UFC Brasilia. The UFC made the announcement today for their March 14 event.
Lee (18-5) had one of the best knockouts of 2019 with his vicious head kick KO over Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244. That win ended a two fight losing streak for the 27-year-old.
“The Motown Phenom” is looking to make another run at a championship fight. Tony Ferguson defeated Lee for the interim UFC lightweight title in 2017.
Oliveira (28-8, 1 NC) has been red hot as of late and he’ll enter the fight on a six-fight winning streak. All of his wins have been by finish in either the first or second round.
Oliveira, 30, is a UFC veteran and 2020 marks his tenth year with the UFC. Throughout his career he has racked up several UFC records. Oliveira ranks first for submission wins (13), submission victories at featherweight (6) and second most finishes in promotion history (15).
UFC Brasilia will also feature light heavyweight Johnny Walker and the return of fan favorite Paige VanZant.
The current UFC on ESPN+ 28 fight card:
Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira – 155 lbs
Paige VanZant vs. Amanda Ribas – 115 lbs
Johnny Walker vs. Nikita Krylov – 205 lbs
Elizeu Zaleski vs. Alexey Kunchenko – 170 lbs
Jussier Formiga vs. Brandon Moreno – 125 lbs
Demian Maia vs. Gilbert Burns – 170 lbs
F. Trinaldo vs. John Makdessi – 155 lbs
Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Maryna Moroz – 125 lbs
Veronica Macedo vs. Bea Malecki – 135 lbs
Rani Yahya vs. Enrique Barzola – 135 lbs