The Xtreme Fighting Championship (XFC) has been at the forefront of women’s MMA. Since 2008 the Florida-based MMA promotion has had women competing at its events. One of their newest fighters, Andrea “KGB” Lee will be making her professional debut at XFC 28.
Lee has had a stellar amature career and will face veteran Suzie Montero. As a Muay Thai specialist Lee has a solid grappling game and can clamp on some armbars at a moments notice.
Montero has two professional losses, one coming at the hands of XFC champion Pearl Gonzalez. She will need a victory against Andrea Lee is she wants another title shot. For her part Lee would like to get her pro career off with a victory.
XFC Joe Prisco is excited about the debut of Andrea Lee.
“I’m really excited about this one! Andrea will be coming into her pro debut with a lot of eyes on her. It’s her attitude and work ethic that has really impressed me. When I signed her, she could have just sat on her current amateur record and coasted into her pro debut; without changing the momentum and hype she had built up for herself. But instead, she booked as many fights as she could fit in, to better master her skills before we scheduled her pro debut. She really isn’t afraid of anything. But here’s the deal…debut or not, she isn’t getting any favors from us. She is getting tested right from the jump; the same way Cortney Casey did. When you come in with this much hype, you gotta be able to back it up. Suzie Montero is a solid vet with four pro fights under her belt. She is by no means a gatekeeper or stepping stone. Montero is as tough as they come and has been in the cage with some of the best in the sport. She has all the tools to stop Andrea Lee, we will see how it plays out inside the hexagon at XFC 28.”
XFC 28 will be headlined by a battle between Troy Gerhart vs, Junior Assuncao in a featherweight showdown.