Road to UFC season 1 featherweight winner Jeong Yeong Lee’s first UFC fight as a contracted talent is revealed now.
Iridium Sports Agency revealed on social media that their fighter Blake Bilder will take on Lee in a featherweight contest at UFC event on February 3, 2024.
The event is expected to take place at UFC Apex Arena in Las Vegas, NV, and is also expected to be called UFC Vegas 85.
“The Korean Tiger” Jeong Yeong Lee was last seen in action on February 4, 2023, at UFC Apex Arena itself where he won the featherweight final of Road to UFC season 1. He defeated Yizha via split decision. Lee is a former Road FC Featherweight Champion and is currently on a 7-fight winning streak.
Contender Series 2022 graduate Blake Bilder is currently 1-1 in UFC. He won his promotional debut at UFC 284 by beating Shane Young via unanimous decision. Later, he suffered a loss against Kyle Nelson at UFC 289 PPV. Bilder is also a former champion with Cage Fury FC in 2022.
Talking about UFC Vegas 85 card, Roman Dolidze is expected to headline the event against Nassourdine Imavov in a middleweight bout.
Additionally, a couple of women’s flyweight bouts in Julija Stoliarenko vs Luana Carolina and Viviane Araújo vs Natália Silva are also reported to take place at the event. UFC has not made any official announcement from their side related to this event so far.