Al Iaquinta will clash with Octagon newcomer Kevin Lee at UFC 169. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Undefeated lightweight prospect Kevin Lee will make his Octagon debut on Super Bowl Saturday opposite Al Iaquinta at UFC 169.
UFC officials recently announced the new addition to the Feb. 1 bill, which takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and is headlined by a bantamweight title unification bout between Dominick Cruz and Renan Barao. The pay-per-view event will also see Jose Aldo put his featherweight title on the line in the co-headliner, as “Scarface” defends his belt against fellow WEC alum Ricardo Lamas.
Iaquinta, 26, has won back-to-back fights since submitting to Michael Chiesa at “The Ultimate Fighter 15” finale this past June. The Serra-Longo Fight Team rep last competed in October, when he took a unanimous decision from Polish talent Piotr Hallmann at UFC Fight Night 30.
Just 21 years old, Lee has been perfect through six pro outings, rattling off three victories in 2012 and then matching that mark this year. The Michigan native most recently stepped into the cage this past September, submitting the previously unbeaten Travis Gervais in 46 seconds at Canadian Fighting Championship 8.