Minnesota is known for churning out tough, hard-nosed scrappers. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a Midwest blizzard whose combination of youth and viper-like submissions makes him of LFA’S leading lightweight prospects. A professional since November 2015 and representing Start BJJ and The Cellar Gym, Bobby Lee owns an 8-1 record in nine career bouts consisting of one knockout, four submissions and three decisions. Prior to making his LFA debut in 2017, Lee competed for Resurrection Fighting Alliance.
In his MMA debut at RFA 32, he submitted Codie Khaler in the third round via kimura. Lee also tapped out Eric Ramm. At RFA 36, he defeated Alex Wiggs via majority decision. Next Lee defeated Kyle Todd via TKO in the first round at RFA 40. In his final RFA appearance, he submitted Damion Shehan in the first round via armbar at RFA 45 to extend his unbeaten streak to five to begin his career.
In his LFA debut at LFA 2, Lee submitted Matthew Marsh in the first round via kimura. In his third LFA appearance at LFA 20, he defeated Ashkan Movari via split decision. Lee defeated Nick Annerman via unanimous decision at LFA 34. For his next appearance with LFA at LFA 41 on June 1, he will battle undefeated Brazilian Killys Mota in a lightweight affair. Good luck Bobby!
Interview with Bobby done by Myles Painter of MMA UK-
Why did you decide to become involved with MMA?
The moment martial arts clicked for me, was when GSP head kicked Matt Hughes exactly when he shot for a takedown. That fight is the one I remember getting me started on this journey of winning a world championship
In your last fight, you defeated Nick Annerman via unanimous decision at LFA 34. Did the fight pan out like you expected and what’s next for you?
The fight panned out more or less how I expected it to. I expected Ammerman to be gritty, to be solid through and through. Going I to the fight I was aware of his solid right hand, he tried to put me to sleep with it but it didn’t connect.
Brock Larson and Tyson Chartier will find an opponent for me sooner rather than later.
What has been the most valuable piece of advice you have ever received?
Stay in your lane. Focus on yourself that’s all you can control. Things outside of your control, just have to let them go and focus on the task at hand.
What is your favourite MMA fight of all time?
McGregor vs Diaz.
How has training under a respected MMA veteran like Brock Larson helped your overall growth as a Mixed Martial Artist?
I’ve taken to Brock’s style of jiu-jitsu very well. He’s trained with, rolled and sparred with some of the scariest human beings on the planet. I wouldn’t be at 8-1 without having Brock in my corner.
Bobby’s first-round TKO of Kyle Todd at RFA 40