Kevin Lee pulls out of UFC 264 card due to injury ahead of the fight against Sean Brady

According to sources, Kevin Lee has been forced to back out from the welterweight bout against Sean Brady at UFC 264 due to a rib injury.

Kevin Lee
Kevin Lee

The highly anticipated return of the Motown Phenom Kevin Lee has to be scrapped because of an injury. The injury has forced him out of the fight against Sean Brady at UFC 264.

Kevin Lee was scheduled to fight Sean Brady at welterweight at UFC 264 in the preliminary card. The Motown Phenom is used to fighting at lightweight but the fight in July was going to be a new venture for the fighter. Sean Brady posted on his Instagram revealing that the fight has been scrapped. The rising welterweight hopes to rebook the fight for another card.

Sean Brady and Kevin Lee
Sean Bradt’s Instagram post

“Unfortunately I will not be fighting Kevin July 10th from my understanding he has suffered an injury and had to pull out of the fight. My team is hoping to reebok the fight for August. Thank you to all my family friends and fans who support me this is just a speed bump on my journey to being champ,” wrote Brady on his Instagram earlier today.

Sources report that Kevin Lee had a rib injury

Kevin Lee UFC 264
Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee has been unlucky in terms of his health. The fighter is coming off two consecutive ACL surgeries in both knees. The fighter had torn his ACL in his knee and went through a surgery. Three months later the other knee had to be operated for an ACL replacement. Now sources say that he has suffered a rib injury during training. There is not official news about the injury.

The Motown Phenom last fought in the UFC at the beginning of 2020. He has been out for more than a year. His last fight was against the current lightweight champion Charles Oliveira to whom he lost via submission in UFC Fight Night 170. Lee was very positive to make a comeback this year but now it has gone down the drain.

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