Jake Matthews gets new opponent for TUF 23 Finale

Jake Matthews has found himself with a new opponent ahead of his fight at the TUF 23 Finale in July, as reported by the Las Vegas Review this morning.

Matthews was originally scheduled to fight Stevie Ray who has subsequently been removed from the event due to visa issues.

His replacement is 23-year-old up-and-comer, Kevin Lee. The Motown phenom is 12-2 in his professional career with five of those victories coming in the UFC since his promotional début in 2014.

Matthews is riding a two-fight win streak with his last victory over the highly touted prospect Johnny Case at UFC Brisbane in March.

TUF 23 will be one of three events that takes place during International Fight Week and will be headlined by a strawweight title fight featuring reigning champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and challenger Claudia Gadelha.

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