Kevin Lee vs Al Iaquinta 2 will headline the final UFC on FOX event taking place at UFC on Fox 31, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 15th.
Al Iaquinta and Kevin Lee first fought back at UFC 169 in 2014, where Al Iaquinta defeated Kevin Lee by unanimous decision.
Kevin Lee had called Al Iaquinta before for a rematch during UFC 227 Metro PCS Pre-show. Kevin Lee wanted the match to be scheduled for UFC 229, but it didn’t happen as Al Iaquinta said Kevin Lee didn’t deserve a title shot.
Kevin Lee, presently ranked No. 5 in UFC lightweight rankings is coming off a dominant win over Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee, after a submission loss to Tony Ferguson at UFC 216.
Al Iaquinta, presently ranked No.9 is coming off a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 when he went the distance and did well in later rounds but was never close to winning the fight.
After the announcement of this fight, the current final UFC on Fox 31 card looks like this
-Kevin Lee vs. Al Iaquinta (Main Event)
-Edson Barboza vs. Dan Hooker
-Erik Koch vs. Dwight Grant
-Gerald Meerschaert vs. Jack Hermansson
-Bobby Green vs. Drakkar Klose
-Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Andrea Lee