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Andrea “KGB” Lee talks about fighting in UFC on ESPN 1

Andrea 'KGB' Lee - UFC on ESPN 1 - Sunday Feb. 17 - 6PM

  • Joel Rodgers

This weekend, history will be made for the UFC as it begins 2019 with a partnership with ESPN. The UFC on ESPN 1 event is set to take place this Sunday inside the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

“Any time we’re on ESPN, we’re looking to deliver the biggest and the best up-and-coming fighters,” Dana White – President of the UFC.

Enter Andrea KGB Lee; born in Texarkana (Tx), raised in Atlanta (Tx), and current resident of Bossier City, La. (she’s also lived and trained in Shreveport for a number of years) Lee will fight in her second UFC bout, and it’s FREE to watch. The hard-hitting striker will face-off against Ashlee Evans-Smith, in a flyweight bout at the UFC’s first televised ESPN show.

Last May, Andrea KGB Lee won her UFC debut with an unanimous decision over Veronica Macedo, her fifth consecutive victory. Lee has a professional record of (9-2) and (1-0) in the UFC.

Her second fight in the UFC was supposed to be against Jessica-Rose Clark at UFC on FOX 31 on Dec. 15, but Clark was removed from the bout after being hospitalized due to issues with her weight cut.

Andrea is currently ranked just outside the top 10, but those things do change, and it could on Sunday night. Andrea was at Dement Brothers Old School Boxing Club getting some work in earlier this week (Tuesday), she left on Wednesday, and her fight is Sunday. She seemed like she always does; confident, polite, focused, and full of life. She has a lot in her her corner, and a great team around her. She’s coached by Tim Credeur of Gladiators Academy of Lafayette, KGB is working with Jim West, the coach (Aspen Ladd), and wrestling coach Eric “Sandman” Sands. 

The UFC on ESPN 1 is Sunday night, and KGB Lee is on the card! This is so great. Great job by the guys at the UFC. She is ready to be a star.

Her social media accounts are followed worldwide; 64K followers on her Instagram page, 31K followers on Facebook, and 25K followers on Twitter. But after Sunday, those numbers are going to grow, and since other people are always calling their shots, so will I:

Andrea KGB Lee will win, and Vegas likes her too. (see UFC on ESPN 1 odds below)


Good luck, KGB!

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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