Kevin Jesse Lee, Jr. Bio

(Martial artist)

Relationship Statistics of Kevin Jesse Lee, Jr.

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Relationship status

Kevin Jesse Lee, Jr. is currently single.

Who is Kevin Jesse Lee, Jr.?

Kevin Jesse Lee, Jr. is an American professional mixed martial artist.  Kevin Jesse’s nick is ‘The Motown Phenom’.

Kevin is currently competing in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

As of 4th November 2019, he is ranked at No. 8 in the UFC Lightweight list.

Kevin Jesse Lee, Jr.-Age, Family, Ethnicity

He was born on 4th September 1992 in Detroit, Michigan, the United States. His younger brother, Keith is an aspiring fighter who has been training with Kevin previously at Xtreme Couture and currently at Trista.

Kevin Jesse Lee Jr. and his young brother Keith belong to Afro-American ethnicity.

Kevin Jesse Lee, Jr.- Education, University

He attended Southfield High School in Detroit. Later, he joined Grand Valley State University, Allendale Charter Twp, Michigan, where he continued his wrestling career.

Kevin Jesse Lee, Jr.- Professional Life and Career


He made his professional career debut on 1st February 2014 fighting against AI LaQuinta at UFC 169 and then his next fight was held on 6th July 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale where he defeated Jesse Ronson and made his first win.

On 17th September 2014, Lee won the match against Jon Tuck at UFC via unanimous decision.


On 14th February 2015, he defeated Michael Prazeres at UFC Fight Night and won the fight by unanimous decision.

In 2015, he fought with James Moontasri (15th July at UFC Fight Night 71) and Leonardo Santos (12th December at UFC 194).


In 2016, he had a match with Efrain Escudero (23rd April at UFC 197) and Jake Matthews (8th July 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale). He won both fights via unanimous decision.

Kevin faced Magomed Mustafeev at UFC Fight Night 99 on 19th November 2016 and he won the fight and earned his 1st title of Performance of the Night bonus award.


Moreover, in 2017, he fought with Francisco Trinaldo (11th March at UFC Fight Night 106) finished in the first place and Tony Ferguson (7th October at UFC 216) which he lost in the third round.

Similarly, Lee defeated Michael Chiesa on 25th June 2017 at UFC Fight Night 112, won the fight and earned his 2nd title of Performance of the Night bonus award.


Additionally, in 2018, he faced Edson Barboza on 21st April at UFC Fight Night 128 and AI LaQuinta on 15th December at UFC on Fox 31 but lost both the matches.


In addition to it, Lee had a match with Rafael dos Anjan on 18th May 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 10 but lost to him. However, on to his next fight with Gregor Gillespie held on 2nd November 2019 at UFC 244, he won the fight and earned his 3rd title of Performance of the Night bonus award.

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $1 million USD. His first fight was with AL Iaquinta from which he earned $8000. Similarly, for his July 6 fight, he made a total of $16,000.

On September 27, 2014, Kevin made as much as $20 thousand with $10 thousand for the show while $10 thousand for the win.

On October 7, 2017, UFC 216, he lost the match with Tony Ferguson however he received a total of $280,000 with $250,000 for appearance and the rest $30,000 as Reebok sponsorships.

Kevin has amassed as much as $1.199 million from his UFC bout since 2014.

Body Measurements

Kevin has black hair and eyes. His height is 5 feet & 9 inches and he weighs 77 kg.

Social Media

He has 295k followers on Instagram and 71.7k on Twitter.


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