UFC Atlantic City Results: Lee Stops Barboza
In what some are calling a fight of the year candidate, Kevin Lee was able to stop Edson Barboza before the scorecards at UFC Atlantic City.
Lee bounced back from a losing effort against Tony Ferguson at UFC 216, with an impressive performance by withstanding Barboza’s striking and showcasing his world class wrestling in the UFC’s return to Fox Sports 1.
The fight would take until the fifth round, where Barboza would get a cut above his eye. Lee would persist and control the final round until the referee would make a call to inspect the cut, and subsequently stopping the fight and giving it to the “Motown Phenom.”
Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee
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