Andrea Lee (born February 11, 1989) is an American kickboxer and mixed martial artist who competes in the flyweight division.[7][8][9] She is currently signed with UFC.

Andrea Lee
Born (1989-02-11) February 11, 1989 (age 35)
Atlanta, Texas, U.S.
Other namesKGB[1]
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
DivisionFlyweight
Reach69+12 in (177 cm)
StyleKyokushin
TeamKarate Mafia (2010–2018)[2]
Gladiators Academy (2018–present)[3]
Elite Combat Academy (2018–present)[4][2]
TrainerTim Credeur[3]
RankBlack belt in Kyokushin[5]
Brown belt in Judo[5]
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Relson Gracie[6]
Kru in Muay Thai under Ajarn Buck Grant and Master Donny Aaron[5]
Kickboxing record
Total1
Wins1
Mixed martial arts record
Total22
Wins13
By knockout3
By submission5
By decision5
Losses9
By submission1
By decision8
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Background edit

Lee's parents divorced when she was a toddler, and she ended up living with her mother who subsequently remarried.[2] Lee grew up pentecostal on a farm in Atlanta, Texas, with two older brothers, an older sister and a younger brother.[2] After graduating from Queen City High School, she moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, where she eventually dabbled into martial arts.[2][10]

Mixed martial arts career edit

Invicta FC & Legacy Fighting edit

Andrea Lee's first opponent in her Invicta FC debut was Shannon Sinn, a fight in which she won by unanimous decision.[11] Andrea's next opponent was the more experienced Roxanne Modafferi, who defeated her in a close split decision.[12] Lee bounced back by defeating Rachael Ostovich at Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad via armbar submission with seconds left in the fight.[13] She was awarded the Performance of the Night bonus award.[14]

Lee then fought for Legacy FC where she defeated Ariel Beck to become the Legacy FC Flyweight Champion. In 2016, Lee fought again for Invicta where she was submitted by Sarah D'Alelio. She was subsequently suspended for nine months due to a positive drug test for a diuretic.[15]

Lee would make her return to Invicta at the beginning of 2017 with a quick knockout victory over Jenny Liou.[16] The following month, she defeated Heather Bassett to become the inaugural LFA women's flyweight champion.[17] Lee followed up with a decision win over Liz Tracy in Invicta and a successful LFA title defense over Jamie Thorton in her fourth fight of the year.[18]

Ultimate Fighting Championship edit

In September 2017, Lee signed with the UFC initially to make her promotional debut just two weeks after her last fight. She was expected to face Kalindra Faria at UFC 216 but within hours of the bout announcement she was pulled from the card due to a clause in the UFC Anti Doping Policy which requires fighters with prior violations to serve a 6-month period in the testing pool prior to competing.[19]

Lee faced Veronica Macedo on May 19, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 129.[20] She won the fight by unanimous decision.[21] This win earned her the Fight of the Night bonus.[22]

Lee was expected to face Jessica-Rose Clark on December 15, 2018, at UFC on Fox 31.[23] However, Clark was forced out of the bout as she was hospitalized due to weight cutting issue and deemed medically unfit to compete by UFC physicians. As a result, the bout was cancelled.[24]

Lee faced Ashlee Evans-Smith on February 17, 2019, at UFC on ESPN 1.[25] She won the fight by unanimous decision.[26]

Lee faced Montana De La Rosa on June 22, 2019, at UFC Fight Night 154.[27] She won the fight by unanimous decision.[28]

With one bout left on her prevailing contract, Lee signed a new six-fight contract with the UFC.[29] Lee faced Joanne Calderwood at September 9 at UFC 242.[30] She lost the fight via split decision.[31]

Lee faced Lauren Murphy on February 8, 2020, at UFC 247.[32] She lost the fight via controversial split decision.[33] 12 out of 12 MMA media outlets scored the contest for Lee with none scoring it for Murphy.[34]

Lee faced Roxanne Modafferi on September 12, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 177.[35] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[36]

Lee was scheduled to face Gillian Robertson on December 12, 2020, at UFC 256.[37] However, Lee pulled out in early December due to a broken nose.[38]

Lee faced Antonina Shevchenko on May 15, 2021, at UFC 262.[39] She won the bout via triangle armbar at the end of the second round.[40]

Lee was scheduled to face Jessica Eye on November 13, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 197.[41] However, Eye pulled out of the bout in mid-October citing illness and was replaced by Cynthia Calvillo.[42] Lee won the fight via technical knockout in round two.[43] This win earned her the Performance of the Night award.[44]

Lee faced Viviane Araújo on May 14, 2022, at UFC on ESPN 36.[45] She lost the bout via unanimous decision.[46]

Lee faced Maycee Barber on March 25, 2023, at UFC on ESPN 43.[47] She lost the fight via controversial split decision.[48] 9 of 17 media outlets scored the contest for Barber, while the other 8 scored it for Lee.[49]

Lee faced Natália Silva at UFC 292 on August 19, 2023.[50] She lost the fight by unanimous decision.[51]

Lee faced Miranda Maverick on February 17, 2024, at UFC 298.[52] Lee lost by unanimous decision.[53]

Championships and awards edit

Mixed martial arts edit

Kickboxing edit

Boxing edit

  • 2013 – Amateur National Golden Gloves Champion
  • 2013 – Louisiana State Golden Gloves Champion
  • 2010 – Louisiana State Golden Gloves Champion[55]

Personal life edit

Lee's moniker, KGB, was given by her coach as he thought she looked Russian. On one occasion at the Muay Thai World Championships, where Lee secured a victory, the entire Russian team approached her to have pictures taken due to the "KGB" patch on her trunks.[56]

A police report was filed on August 5, 2018, concerning an abuse by Lee's husband, Donny Aaron.[57] Aaron, who created controversy with his Nazi tattoos, was arrested and jailed on May 30, 2019, after nine months on the run, for domestic violence and false imprisonment after burning Andrea with a cigarette and choking her.[58]

Lee has a daughter from her relationship with Aaron.[59]

Mixed martial arts record edit

Professional record breakdown
22 matches 13 wins 9 losses
By knockout 3 0
By submission 5 1
By decision 5 8
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 13–9 Miranda Maverick Decision (unanimous) UFC 298 February 17, 2024 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States
Loss 13–8 Natália Silva Decision (unanimous) UFC 292 August 19, 2023 3 5:00 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 13–7 Maycee Barber Decision (split) UFC on ESPN: Vera vs. Sandhagen March 25, 2023 3 5:00 San Antonio, Texas, United States
Loss 13–6 Viviane Araújo Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Błachowicz vs. Rakić May 14, 2022 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13–5 Cynthia Calvillo TKO (corner stoppage) UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Rodríguez November 13, 2021 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 12–5 Antonina Shevchenko Submission (triangle armbar) UFC 262 May 15, 2021 2 4:52 Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 11–5 Roxanne Modafferi Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs. Hill September 12, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11–4 Lauren Murphy Decision (split) UFC 247 February 8, 2020 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 11–3 Joanne Calderwood Decision (split) UFC 242 September 7, 2019 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 11–2 Montana De La Rosa Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie June 22, 2019 3 5:00 Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Win 10–2 Ashlee Evans-Smith Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez February 17, 2019 3 5:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 9–2 Veronica Macedo Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman May 19, 2018 3 5:00 Santiago, Chile Fight of the Night.
Win 8–2 Jamie Thorton Submission (kimura) LFA 23 September 22, 2017 2 2:54 Bossier City, Louisiana, United States Defended the LFA Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win 7–2 Liz Tracy Decision (split) Invicta FC 23: Porto vs. Niedźwiedź May 20, 2017 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 6–2 Heather Bassett Submission (armbar) LFA 4 February 17, 2017 3 3:40 Bossier City, Louisiana, United States Won the inaugural LFA Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win 5–2 Jenny Liou KO (punches) Invicta FC 21: Anderson vs. Tweet January 14, 2017 1 1:14 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 4–2 Sarah D'Alelio Submission (rear-naked choke) Invicta FC 16: Hamasaki vs. Brown March 11, 2016 3 4:21 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lee tested positive for a banned diuretic.
Win 4–1 Ariel Beck Submission (armbar) Legacy FC 49 December 4, 2015 3 4:22 Bossier City, Louisiana, United States Won the vacant Legacy FC Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win 3–1 Rachael Ostovich Verbal Submission (armbar) Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad September 12, 2015 3 4:58 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 2–1 Roxanne Modafferi Decision (split) Invicta FC 10: Waterson vs. Tiburcio December 5, 2014 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 2–0 Shannon Sinn Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 9: Honchak vs. Hashi November 1, 2014 3 5:00 Davenport, Iowa, United States
Win 1–0 Kim Colbert TKO (doctor stoppage) GFA 27: The Stage September 19, 2014 1 0:10 Bossier City, Louisiana, United States Flyweight debut.

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See also edit

References edit

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