Keith Lee, the younger brother of UFC lightweight standout Kevin Lee, will make his big-show debut next month.
Keith Lee will square off against Shawn Bunch in a bantamweight bout at Bellator 239. sherdog.com confirmed the booking with a promotion official following an initial report from MMAjunkie.com. Lee has signed a multi-fight contract with the California-based promotion.
Bellator 239 takes place at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla., on Feb. 21 and is headlined by a welterweight clash pitting Ed Ruth against Yaroslav Amosov. The main card will air on both Paramount Network and Dazn.
The 23-year-old Lee is 5-3 since making his professional debut in 2017. The Xtreme Couture representative enters his Bellator debut on a two-bout winning streak. Two of Lee’s three career losses have come via split decision.
A former NCAA All-American wrestler, Bunch had a five-bout winning streak snapped at Bellator 228, where he was submitted in the second round by Leandro Higo. The 36-year-old American Kickboxing Academy product is 9-4 as a professional.