Andrea Lee’s debut was worth the wait.
After her first UFC appearance was nixed last October, the former Legacy Fighting Alliance champion made a big splash in the Octagon with a Fight of the Night-winning performance against an equally game Veronica Macedo on the main card of UFC Chile at the Movistar Arena in Santiago on Saturday.
Both women’s flyweights were rewarded with a $50,000 bonus for a hard-fought three-round battle that ended in Lee capturing a unanimous decision win. The 29-year-old Texan joined the promotion with a reputation as an action fighter and she didn’t disappoint.
Puelles came back from being down on the scorecards to shock Felipe Silva with a third-round kneebar submission, while Benitez broke out a powerful slam just 39 seconds into round one to silence Humberto Bandenay.