When the KGB knocks, you answer because the KGB waits for no one.
Andrea “KGB” Lee knocked on the door of the UFC and the UFC answered by giving her a flyweight bout this Saturday, May 19th for UFC Fight Night 129 on FS1. Lee will be taking on the kicking power of Veronica Macedo, who was signed to the UFC when a video of Macedo kicking an opponent in the head went viral and broke the internet.
Bossier City, Louisianna is not the first place one would expect to find the Kremlin, but it is where Andrea Lee, coach/husband Donny Aaron and daughter Ainslee call home. She has won many awards in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai, not to mention Legacy Fighting Alliance flyweight champion. Her awards are too numerous to name in this article, but can all be found on her Facebook page.
Lee was signed to the UFC after an impressive record of 8 wins and 2 losses. Her extensive background in Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu gives her a wide range in both striking and grappling. In the second fight of her career, she won a unanimous decision against Shannon Sinn and immediately took a last-minute bout against the legendary Roxanne Modafferi. Though Lee would lose via split decision, she showcased her ability to fight hard against an extremely talented and expert grappler.
Lee’s striking ability was on full display during Invicta FC 21 when she took on Jenny Liou. Lee worried Liou by striking her with quick, concise punches to the head and when Liou went to defend her head, Lee laid her out with severe body shots. Still, Lee continued to work on her grappling game and won the vacant Legacy FC Flyweight championship via armbar, won the inaugural LFA Flyweight Championship via armbar, and defended her LFA Championship via Kimura in the second
Veronica Macedo, with a record of 5-1-1, does not have as many fights under her belt, but she does have more UFC experience, albeit one match more. Macedo made her UFC debut at bantamweight against Ashlee Evans Smith in 2016. Though Macedo landed some brutal kicks, Smith dominated Mecado through most of the fight and in the third round finished Macedo with a flurry of strikes, causing the referee to stop the fight. Noted that she looked small for a bantamweight, Macedo has since dropped to flyweight and may be one of the reasons why she hasn’t fought since 2016.
This is an entry level fight for two fighters who are new to the UFC. Both women will be looking to prove that they belong in the big show. Macedo will have a little more to prove as she has already lost one bout and could be facing a doubtful future without a win. Meanwhile, Lee will be looking to prove that she is not just a champion in the lower levels, but a star that will shine the way in her new home at the UFC.
Who do you think will be victorious Saturday night?