Kevin Lee promises to give a bloody battle in his welterweight debut against former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos. In the UFC Rochester bout this Saturday.
Lee in an interview with BJPenn.com, the American praised the Brazilian’s career and showed his expectations for the fight between the two.
“I see the fight as a bloodbath. I see it like that. I did not have a fight like that in the UFC,” said Kevin, who, meanwhile, showed both sides in a fight like this. ” I think it’s the dream and nightmare of any fighter to have a battle like Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum when you go to the bottom and see what kind of fighter he is. I think Rafael will give me that. I’m waiting for a bloodbath, in all safety, “said the former challenger to the light belt.
Despite being confident, Lee, who will debut in the welterweight, showed respect to Dos Anjos.
“Rafael Dos Anjos has all my attention and my respect. He is a former champion. I believe that, no matter what happens, he will confront me. I’m going to face the best version of him.” He commented.
His opponent does not have the same experience as him. With 21 fights, Lee has a record of 17-4. UFC Rochester will be held this Saturday at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York.
The fact that Dos Anjos does not come at his best does not build confidence in Kevin. Rafael comes from two consecutive losses, one with former interim champion Colby Covington and one with current division champion, Kamaru Usman.
“He will use those defeats as a motivation to win and prove himself. I am here for the best Rafael Dos Anjos “, with all due respect.
Third in the division, the Brazilian has an obligation not to give space to Kevin Lee . In case he loses, he will fall in the ranking, which would leave him out of a new fight for the division belt.
Rafael Dos Anjos will make this Saturday the 40th fight of his career. With 39 fights, he has a record of 28-11.
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