Kevin Lee vs. Sean Brady will no longer occur at UFC 264: “McGregor vs. Poirier 3.”
Brady posted on Thursday that Lee had pulled out of their fight, seemingly due to an injury, which was scheduled to take place at UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., July 10, 2021, via ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV).
“Unfortunately, I will not be fighting Kevin Lee [on] July 10. From my understanding, he has suffered an injury and had to pull out of the fight. My team is hoping to re-book the fight for August,” Brady captioned an Instagram post. “Thank you to all my family friends and fans who support me this is just a speed bump on my journey to being [the] champ.”
Lee subsequently confirmed the injury to Ariel Helwani, noting that he hopes to rebook the bout for Aug. 7, 2021.
Kevin Lee has been forced to withdraw from his July 10 fight versus Sean Brady due to an injured rib, he tells me. He said he hopes they re-book the fight for Aug. 7.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 24, 2021
Brady first revealed the news on IG.
Brady (14-0) is coming off wins over Jake Matthews, Christian Aguilera, Ismail Naurdiev and Court McGee over the last 24 months. In the same period of time, Lee (18-6) suffered a guillotine choke loss to Charles Oliveira after beating Gregor Gillespie via head kick.
UFC 264 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., July 10, 2021. The PPV card is headlined by a rubber match pitting Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor. Also on the card is Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson, Greg Hardy vs. Tai Tuivasa, Sean O’Malley vs. Louis Smolka and Carlos Condit vs. Max Griffin, among others.
Take a look at the UFC 264 line up here.