Despite their initial booking being thrown out last week, welterweights Sean Brady and Kevin Lee will meet after all. The fighters are now set to meet at UFC’s August 28th card, per an announcement made by the UFC on Thursday.
The fight joins a UFC lineup that does not have a confirmed location at the moment.
Brady and Lee were first set to compete later this month at UFC 264, although the fight was moved after Lee suffered an injury. Brady made it clear at the time that he hoped to face Lee at a later date rather than get a new opponent for July 10th.
The new booking is a big challenge for Brady, who is undefeated through 14 fights as a pro. He has scored four wins since joining the UFC, including a recent submission over Jake Matthews.
Now with a new date in place, the timeline for Lee’s return is back on track. The UFC veteran last fought over a year ago, losing a main event bout to Charles Oliveira in March of 2020.
Lee’s bout in August will be only his second time competing at welterweight.
UFC’s August 28th show does not have a main event at the moment. Here are the fights that have been reported for it thus far.
Bout 6: Ketlen Vieira (11-2) vs. Sara McMann (12-6) (Bantamweight)
Bout 5: Gerald Meerschaert (32-14) vs. Makhmud Muradov (25-6) (Middleweight)
Bout 4: Tracy Cortez (9-1) vs. JJ Aldrich (9-4) (Flyweight)
Bout 3: Alessio Di Chirico (13-5) vs. Aliaskhab Khizriev (13-0) (Middleweight)
Bout 2: Dustin Jacoby (14-5-1) vs. Darren Stewart (12-7) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 1: Sean Brady (14-0) vs. Kevin Lee (18-6) (Welterweight)