Kevin Lee has won four straight bouts in the UFC. | TJ De Santis/Sherdog.com
The UFC 194 lineup continues to grow, as the Las Vegas-based promotion announced Friday that Kevin Lee will meet Leonardo Santos and John Makdessi will face Yancy Medeiros in a pair of lightweight bouts on Dec. 12.
UFC 194 is headlined by a featherweight championship clash between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor. Meanwhile, Chris Weidman will defend the middleweight strap against Luke Rockhold in the co-main event.
Lee has won four straight since dropping his promotional debut to Al Iaquinta at UFC 169. The 22-year-old Michigan native last appeared at UFC Fight Night “Mir vs. Duffee,” where he submitted James Moontasri with a first-round rear-naked choke.
Santos hasn’t lost in nine bouts since 2009. The 35-year-old Rio de Janeiro native is 3-0-1 in the UFC, including a second-round submission of Tony Martin in his most recent outing on March 21.
Makdessi returns to action after having his jaw broken by Donald Cerrone at UFC 187. The Tristar Gym representative is 6-4 in the promotion overall and owns notable triumphs over Sam Stout and Daron Cruickshank.
Medeiros had a two-fight winning streak snapped in his last outing, as he was stopped by Dustin Poirier 2:38 into the opening stanza of their UFC Fight Night New Orleans confrontation. Prior to that, the Hawaii native had scored consecutive triumphs over Joe Proctor and Damon Jackson.