A huge lightweight bout is being targeted for April, combat sports reporter Helen Yee has stated.
Kevin Lee (18-5) has been offered to fight Islam Makhachev (18-1) on the undercard of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson on April 18 in New York.
Kevin Lee tells me his next fight offered will be against Islam Mackhachev in the Khabib vs Tony Ferguson card in April in Brooklyn. According to Kevin, they’re waiting on Islam and not sure what the holdup is. Interview coming shortly.
— Helen Yee (@HelenYeeSports) December 22, 2019
According to “The Motown Phenom”, he’s waiting on the 28-year-old Russian to make a decision if the fight is happening or not.
Lee has a ton of momentum at the moment. He was last seen handing Gregor Gillespie the first loss of his professional career with a hellacious first-round knockout at UFC 244. It was a great performance for Lee, who showed tremendous improvement after making the switch over to Montreal to train with Firas Zahabi at Tristar Gym.
Makhachev is slowly, but surely making his way to the top of the lightweight division, having lost only one of his 8 UFC clashes. In his last fight, Islam defeated Davi Ramos via UD at UFC 242.