Andrea Lee (fighter)

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Andrea Lee
Born (1989-02-11) February 11, 1989 (age 30)
Atlanta, Texas, U.S.
Other namesKGB[1]
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
Reach69 12 in (177 cm)
StyleMuay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Kyokushin
TeamKarate Mafia
Gladiators Academy (2018–present)[2]
TrainerTim Credeur[2]
RankBlack belt in Kyokushin[3]
Brown Belt in Judo[3]
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Relson Gracie[4]
Certified Kru in Muay Thai under both Ajarn Buck Grant and Master Donny Aaron [3]
Kickboxing record
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission4
By decision4
By submission1
By decision1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Andrea Lee (born February 11, 1989) is an American kickboxer and mixed martial artist who competes in the flyweight division.[5][6][7] She is currently signed with UFC. As of February 18, 2019, she is ranked #10 in the official UFC flyweight rankings.[8]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Invicta FC & Legacy Fighting[edit]

Andrea Lee's first opponent in her Invicta FC debut was Shannon Sinn, a fight in which she won by unanimous decision.[9] Andrea's next opponent was the more experienced Roxanne Modafferi, who defeated her in a close split decision.[10] Lee bounced back by defeating Rachael Ostovich at Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad via armbar submission with seconds left in the fight.[11] Lee then fought for Legacy FC where she defeated Ariel Beck to become the Legacy FC Flyweight Champion. In 2016, Lee fought again for Invicta where she was submitted by Sarah D'Alelio. She was subsequently suspended for nine months due to a positive drug test for a diuretic.

Lee would make her return to Invicta at the beginning of 2017 with a quick knockout victory over Jenny Liou. The following month, she defeated Heather Bassett to become the inaugural LFA women's flyweight champion. Lee followed up with a decision win over Liz Tracy in Invicta and a successful LFA title defense over Jamie Thorton in her fourth fight of the year.

Ultimate Fighting Championships[edit]

In September 2017, Lee signed with the UFC initially to make her promotional debut just two weeks after her last fight. She was expected to face Kalindra Faria at UFC 216 but within hours of the bout announcement she was pulled from the card due to a clause in the UFC Anti Doping Policy which requires fighters with prior violations to serve a 6-month period in the testing pool prior to competing.[12]

Lee faced Veronica Macedo on May 19, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 129.[13] She won the fight by unanimous decision.[14] This win earned her the Fight of the Night bonus.[15]

Lee was expected to face Jessica-Rose Clark on December 15, 2018 at UFC on Fox 31.[16] However, Clark was forced out of the bout as she was hospitalized due to weight cutting issue and deemed medically unfit to compete by UFC physicians. As a result, the bout was cancelled.[17]

Lee faced Ashlee Evans-Smith on February 17, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 1.[18] She won the fight by unanimous decision.[19]

Championships and awards[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Legacy FC
    • 2017 - LFA women’s defending Flyweight world champion
    • 2017 - LFA Women's Flyweight Champion (inaugural)
    • 2016 - Legacy FC professional women’s flyweight Champion (inaugural)
    • 2014 – Legacy FC Amateur Flyweight Champion (inaugural)
  • Ascend Combat
  • 2013 – Ascend Combat Amateur Flyweight Champion (2 defenses)


  • 2014 – IKF World Classic Amateur Featherweight Muay Thai Champion
  • 2014 – TBA Amateur World Open Lightweight Muay Thai Champion
  • 2014 – WKA Amateur North American Kickboxing Champion[20]
  • 2014 – WKA Amateur North American Muay Thai Champion
  • 2013 – IKF World Classic Amateur Muay Thai Champion


  • 2013 – Amateur National Golden Gloves Champion
  • 2013 – Louisiana State Golden Gloves Champion
  • 2010 – Louisiana State Golden Gloves Champion[21]

Personal life[edit]

Lee's moniker, KGB, was given by her coach as he thought she looked like a Russian. On one occasion at the Muay Thai World Championships, where Lee secured a victory, the entire Russian team approached her to have pictures taken due to the "KGB" patch on her trunks.[22]

A police report was filed on August 5th concerning alleged abuse by Lee's husband.[23]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10–2 Ashlee Evans-Smith Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez February 17, 2019 3 5:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 9–2 Veronica Macedo Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman May 19, 2018 3 5:00 Santiago, Chile Fight of the Night.
Win 8–2 Jamie Thorton Submission (kimura) Legacy Fighting Alliance 23 September 22, 2017 2 2:54 Bossier City, Louisiana, United States Defended the LFA Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win 7–2 Liz Tracy Decision (split) Invicta FC 23: Porto vs. Niedźwiedź May 20, 2017 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 6–2 Heather Bassett Submission (armbar) Legacy Fighting Alliance 4 February 17, 2017 3 3:40 Bossier City, Louisiana, United States Won the inaugural LFA Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win 5–2 Jenny Liou KO (punches) Invicta FC 21: Anderson vs. Tweet January 14, 2017 1 1:14 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 4–2 Sarah D'Alelio Submission (rear-naked choke) Invicta FC 16: Hamasaki vs. Brown March 11, 2016 3 4:21 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lee tested positive for a banned diuretic in a pre-fight test.
Win 4–1 Ariel Beck Submission (armbar) Legacy FC 49 December 4, 2015 3 4:22 Bossier City, Louisiana, United States Won the vacant Legacy FC Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win 3–1 Rachael Ostovich Verbal Submission (armbar) Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad September 12, 2015 3 4:58 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 2–1 Roxanne Modafferi Decision (split) Invicta FC 10: Waterson vs. Tiburcio December 5, 2014 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 2–0 Shannon Sinn Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 9: Honchak vs. Hashi November 1, 2014 3 5:00 Davenport, Iowa, United States
Win 1–0 Kim Colbert TKO (doctor stoppage) GFA 27: The Stage September 19, 2014 1 0:10 Louisiana, United States Flyweight debut.



  1. ^ "Andrea KGB Lee talks Roxanne Modafferi Darkwing Duck and Dio". Vice. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  2. ^ a b Marc Raimondi (February 17, 2019). "UFC vet Tim Credeur compares Andrea Lee to old pupil Dustin Poirier: 'She is intent on your destruction'".
  3. ^ a b c "Andrea Lee - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Donny Aaron (January 10, 2018). "Relson Gracie & Andrea KGB Lee training for her ufc debut & Interview after her Brown Belt promo". YouTube. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  5. ^ "Legacy's Second Kickboxing Event Delivers Plenty of Finishes and Wars Results and Highlights". AXS TV. Retrieved 2015-10-03.
  6. ^ "Andrea Lee Proves She's More Than Just A Pretty Face". Legacy. Retrieved 2015-10-03.
  7. ^ "KXFC Signs Women's Flyweight Prospect Andrea Lee". Fight Network. Retrieved 2015-10-02.
  8. ^ "Fighter Rankings | UFC ®". UFC. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  9. ^ "Invicta FC 9 Results: Andrea Lee Outstrikes Shannon Sinn In Bloody Bout". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  10. ^ "Invicta FC 10 Results: Roxanne Modafferi Gives Andrea K. Lee First Pro Loss". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  11. ^ "Invicta FC 14 results: Tonya Evinger stops overweight Pannie Kianzad in headliner". MMAjunkie. 2015-09-13. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  12. ^ "LFA champ Andrea 'KGB' Lee removed from UFC 216 due to USADA regulations". Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Multiple Fights Targeted for the UFC's Debut in Santiago, Chile, Including Debut of KGB Lee". Cageside Press. 2018-02-26. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  14. ^ "UFC Fight Night 129 results: Andrea Lee debuts in style, shuts out Veronica Macedo". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-20. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  15. ^ a b "UFC Fight Night 129 bonuses: Early finishes among $50,000 winners". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-20. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  16. ^ MMA Fighting Newswire (2018-09-04). "Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Andrea Lee announced for UFC on FOX 31". Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  17. ^ Ravens, Andrew; MMA, LowKick (2018-12-14). "Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Andrea Lee Pulled From UFC on FOX 31". Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  18. ^ Mike Heck (2018-12-20). "Andrea Lee in for Lauren Murphy vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith at UFC on ESPN 1". Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  19. ^ "UFC on ESPN 1 results: Andrea Lee too much for Ashlee Evans-Smith, impresses in decision win". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-18. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  20. ^ "Andrea Lee". Awakening Fighters. Retrieved 2014-10-03.
  21. ^ "Andrea Lee Proves She's More Than Just A Pretty Face". Legacy. Retrieved 2015-10-03.
  22. ^ "5 Things You Might Not Know About Andrea Lee". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  23. ^ "Arrest warrant issued for husband of UFC fighter after alleged domestic assault". RT International. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  24. ^ "Andrea". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-09-14.

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