JeongYeong "Korean Tiger" Lee


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Featherweight
Height: 5' 10"
Reach: 73"
Weight: 145 lbs.


JeongYeong Lee is a professional mixed martial artist based in South Korea who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He started his martial arts training at an early age and has developed into one of the most formidable fighters in the UFC.

Lee was born on May 5th 1989, in Seoul, South Korea. From an early age he showed an aptitude for physical combat and began training traditional Korean martial arts such as Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do from which he would later build his own unique style of MMA. He also trained extensively with coaches from various other disciplines to further refine his skills, including Muay Thai, submission grappling and boxing. At 20 years old he made his professional MMA debut for “Road FC” where he won by unanimous decision against Myeong Hwan Chang. He then went on to win a total of five fights before signing with the UFC in 2017.

At UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs Ortega Lee made his long awaited octagon debut against Luke Sanders who was ranked number fifteen at bantamweight division; despite having only ten days notice to prepare for this fight lee emerged victorious by split decision after three hard fought rounds earning him “Fight of the Night” honors along with $50K bonus . Since then lee has gone on to win four more out of six fights that followed all within two rounds or less proving himself as one of the quickest finishers amongst top competitors at 135 lbs division . In 2019 lee faced off against Casey Kenny who held a twelve fight winning streak going into that match-up but yet again lee came out ahead via technical knockout securing him another ‘Performance Of The Night’ bonus award .

In 2020 Lee signed up to compete at featherweight section , making it clear that he is willing to take risks and try new weight classes so as to expand opportunities available within UFC’s vast roster . His advanced understanding if basic principles behind striking techniques combined with tremendous athleticism make him a tricky opponent even when facing much bigger opposition , allowing him flexibility when it comes choosing right matchups – something truly remarkable considering how competitive “featherweight” class can be . Currently standing 6-1 under promotion’s banner JeongYeong Lee will surely be looking forward to further climb ranks towards championship title – something no doubt achievable given current form displayed by south korean fighter since entering organization back in 2017 .

Fight History

Yi Zha
JeongYeong Lee: Winner
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 04, 2023
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