Cass County fighter wins pro debut
Andrea “KGB” Lee made her UFC debut Saturday, May 19, in Santiago, Chile as part of Ultimate Fight Night 129.
The local fighter made it a debut to remember.
Lee (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) took on Veronica Macedo in a flyweight bout which aired on FS1, and when it was over Lee had won by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Both fighters opened with quickness and power, and each delivered blows to one another from their desired fighting style.
Lee punished Macedo with knee shots to her body which eventually put the Venezuelan on the floor.
After a few strong kicks to the head from Macedo, Lee tried to work on ending the fight before the end of round one but was unsuccessful.
Lee took the fight to the floor with more knee shots to Macedo’s body over the next two rounds.
Macedo tried to keep up with Lee but just couldn’t outlast the Texan.
Although she won and enjoyed fighting on a bigger stage such as the UFC provides, Lee was not entirely happy with her performance.
Nonetheless she opened her pro career with a win and also pocketed $50,000 for Fight of the Night.
The young fighter is a legitimate martial artist and has won multiple boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai championships.
Lee has her husband and trainer Donny Aaron in her corner and will take her impressive stat lines into the pro circuit.
Lee at one time had a MMA record of 10-4; 2-1 pro, 8-3 ammy.
Her overall record in Muay Thai was impressive as she went 7-0 with five titles and was the first person in history to win all three of the top Muay Thai Organization Titles.
Her overall ammy record was 11-0.
In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu she won 11 gold medals in five tournament.
Lee was born here in Atlanta and graduated from Queen City in 2007 but now lives in Shreveport.