Pros react after Daniel Rodriguez defeats Kevin Lee at UFC Vegas 35

By Chris Taylor - August 28, 2021

A highly anticipated welterweight bout featuring Kevin Lee taking on Daniel Rodriguez went down on tonight’s UFC Vegas 35 main card.

Kevin Lee, Daniel Rodriguez

Lee (18-7 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since suffering a submission loss to newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira back in March of 2020. Prior to that setback, the Michigan native had scored a sensational knockout win over Gregor Gillespie.

Meanwhile, Daniel Rodriguez (16-2 MMA) had entered tonight’s event sporting a two-fight winning streak, his most previous effort resulting in a TKO victory over Preston Parsons.

Tonight’s Lee vs. Rodriguez bout proved to be a grueling fifteen minute battle. ‘The MoTown Phenom’ was able to get off to a strong start in the fight after landing an early takedown. However, ‘D-Rod’ was able to turn the tide in his favor in round two and continued to keep momentum throughout the final five minutes of the contest.

Official UFC Vegas 35 Result: Daniel Rodriguez def. Kevin Lee by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Check out how the pros reacted to Rodriguez vs. Lee below:

Post-fight reactions to Daniel Rodriguez defeating Kevin Lee:

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