With just 2 weeks left until UFC 264 we almost made it there injury free. Unfortunately we lost probably the most intriguing matchup on the prelims in Sean Brady vs Kevin Lee.
Kevin Lee injured, out of upcoming fight against Sean Brady at UFC 264 https://t.co/dKSHYotYHB pic.twitter.com/IG7dIuWRLV
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) June 25, 2021
If you listened to the newest episode of “The Branded MMA Show” Mac & myself both expressed how disappointed we were this fight fell through. With Brady looking to solidify himself as a contender at 170, and Kevin Lee looking to reinvent himself at a new weight class this fight had fireworks written all over it. However, one positive that could come out of this is with both guys looking to rebook the fight for UFC 265 they may get a higher billing than they had for UFC 264. Strangely this fight was booked to be the 2nd fight on the ESPN prelims and not on the main card or even the “main event” of the ESPN prelims. With the rebooking and possibility of higher billing this fight can hopefully get more attention and focus by the UFC than it had originally. Looking at the UFC 265 card I think it’s safe to say this fight at worst will open the main card (and at best be the co-main event).
Either way as long as this fight actually happens I’ll be happy. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m pulling for Brady. And for those wondering no I am not just saying this because I blog for a Philly based sports site. In fact I hate most things Philly, but the 14-0 Brady has the potential to be a serious contender at 170 and a win against Lee could launch him into the top 10 and get him even bigger fights by the end of this year and early 2022.