British Fighter Vaughan Lee Signs on for UFC 138


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

The UFC is welcoming a new British fighter to its roster at UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz.

The promotion on Wednesday announced via its UK Twitter account that Vaughan Lee, who didn’t make the cut for “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 14, would instead make his debut when the promotion returns to Birmingham, England, on Nov. 5.

They did, however, fall short of announcing an opponent.

Lee (11-6-1) has been fighting professionally for more than eight years. Of his 11 wins, he has finished 10 of them. Going 4-0-1 in his past five fights, he counts current UFC fighter Brad Pickett and UFC veteran David Lee amongst those that were able to defeat him.

He won’t yet get the chance to fight outside of his home turf, but stepping into the Octagon is a tremendous step up for the British bantamweight.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com’s Rumors section for more UFC news and fight card updates regarding UFC 138 and more.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 29 days ago
  • 146 views

The team of analysts for the UFC on Fox Sports 1 and Fox broadcasts has been providing the most in-depth coverage that mixed martial arts has seen in its 20 years of existence. With a collection of seasoned fight veterans and a handful of well-versed hosts at the helm, the people who work the pre- and post-fight shows for the UFC have consistently raised the bar. The UFC's hectic 2014 campaign is in full swing and that means Jon Anik is a very busy man. The Massachusetts native has become a stap more

  • 25 days ago
  • 71 views

For the two or three of you still amused by retired mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Don Frye, I present to you the "Predator Picks" for the UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place this Saturday night (July 5, 2014) inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. All the usual talking points are here, including misogyny, irrevocable scrotum damage, crackheads, and more. Enjoy! more

  • 22 days ago
  • 28 views

The UFC revealed the full cast for “The Ultimate Fighter 20” on Thursday, adding eight women to the strawweight lineup. more

  • 19 days ago
  • 41 views

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman reportedly topped the UFC 175 fighter salaries, earning nearly half a million dollars on the disclosed payroll recorded with the Nevada Athletic Commission. more

  • 15 days ago
  • 17 views

Despite a brief impasse between the parties that seemed to temporarily derail negotiations, undefeated MMA fighter and three-division champion boxer Holly Holm is officially a UFC fighter. UFC President Dana White announced the news on Twitter on Thursday: Welcome to the UFC @_HOLLYHOLM #ufc http://t.co/MeJN3RD4Ai — Dana White (@danawhite) July 10, 2014 Holm, 32, via her representatives, met with White and UFC management in March, came to a point where White told UFC Tonight's anchors on Fox Spo more

  • 13 days ago
  • 57 views

The special Friday night fight card is filling up quickly (see it here). There's an interesting lightweight battle brewing between Al Iaquinta and Rodrigo Damm for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 50 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which takes place on Sept. 5, 2014, inside Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut. Newsday announced the pairing on Saturday. Iaquinta (8-3-1) saw his three fight winning streak go up in smoke when he was choked out by Mitch Clarke at the UFC 173 pay-per- more

  • 10 days ago
  • 7 views

The UFC is rapidly expanding and putting on more and more shows, and the increased number of events means an increase in roster size. This week, the UFC has two events. UFC Fight Night 45 takes place in Atlantic City and is headlined by Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller, while UFC Fight Night 46 takes place in Ireland and is headlined by Conor McGregor vs. Diego Brandao. There are seven men who are making their official UFC debuts this week. Let's take a look at every new fighter. Note: Returning UF more

  • 3 days ago
  • 135 views

UFC media panelists were impressed enough by Conor McGregor's showing last Saturday to give him a spot in the top 10 in the featherweight division. The latest UFC rankings came out yesterday, and the biggest notable change coming out of the UFC Fight Night Dublin show was Conor McGregor making the top 10 of featherweight for the first time. It's a bit surprising that McGregor, who hasn't beaten a single ranked opponent en route to this spot, was rewarded as such, but I guess style points plays a more

  • 8 hours ago
  • 10 views

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Check out a video replay of today’s official fighter weigh-ins for UFC on FOX 12.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos more