Henry Corrales vs. Aiden Lee
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Henry Corrales serves as a stabilizing presence in the Bellator MMA featherweight division, but his latest challenger would like nothing more than to inject some instability into the situation. The former two-division King of the Cage champion will face British upstart Aiden Lee in a Bellator 273 match on Saturday at the Footprint Center in Phoenix. Corrales has won seven of his last 10 fights and remains tough at 145 pounds. The Fight Ready representative last appeared at Bellator 268, where he took a unanimous decision over Vladyslav Parubchenko in their Oct. 16 pairing. Lee, meanwhile, went 3-3 in six Bellator assignments. He last competed on October 23, when he submitted Alexander Osetrov with a rear-naked choke in the first round of their meeting with Bellator 269.
As Corrales and Lee dwell on the last-minute details associated with their showdown, a look at some of the numbers that have been with them so far:
35: years for Corrales, who was born on August 11, 1986, in Moraga, California.
seven: Corrales wins by knockout or technical knockout, accounting for 37% of his career total (19). His list of Bellator victims: Aaron Pico, Andy Main and Cody Bollinger. Corrales has six more wins by submission and another six by decision.
11: Consecutive calendar years in which Corrales fought at least once. He went 2-0 in 2011, 2-0 in 2012, 4-0 in 2013, 3-0 in 2014, 1-2 in 2015, 0-1 in 2016, 2-0 in 2017, 2-0 in 2018 , 1-1 in 2019, 1-1 in 2020 and 1-1 in 2021.
45: Rounds completed by Corrales as a mixed martial artist. He has gone the distance nine times and holds a 6-3 record in those fights. Corrales went five full rounds with Jerrod Spoon in the King of the Cage “Terrified” co-main event on October 31, 2013, as he took a split decision and claimed the vacant KOTC featherweight crown.
139: Combined victories between the six opponents – Johnny Campbell, Juan Archuleta, Darrion Caldwell, Patricio Freire, Emmanuel Sanchez and Daniel Straus – who defeated Corrales. They sport a 139-44 (.760) cumulative record.
26: Years for Lee, who was born in Birmingham, England on April 29, 1995.
6: Lee wins by submission, accounting for 60% of his career total (10). His favorite methods: five rear chokes and a heel hook. Lee holds two more wins by knockout or technical knockout and two more by decision.
4: Promotions in which Lee participated as a mixed martial artist. He went 5-3 at the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship, 3-2 at Bellator, 1-0 at the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts and 1-0 at the Almighty Fighting Championships.
66: It took Lee seconds to submit Fabien Gallinaro with a heel hook at Cage Warriors 80 on Feb. 18, 2017. Coming in his fourth pro assignment, it remains the fastest finish to his 15-fight career.
.659: Cumulative winning percentage between the five men – Pico, Saul Rogers, Dean Trueman, Donovan Desmae and Konmon Deh – who beat Lee. They have a combined record of 60-31.