Former WWE star, former tag team partner on ‘The Voice’ to headline UFC on Fox 23

WASHINGTON — Former WWE superstar, former Tag Team Champion, former UFC fighter and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Jason Lee will headline the UFC on FOX 23 event on Oct. 1 in Washington.UFC President Dana White told FOX Sports that Lee will be fighting out of Florida in front of a live FOX audience.

Lee, 29, is coming off a second consecutive title defense against Joe Silva at UFC 141 in February.

Lee’s record at the time of his loss was 8-3, with four knockdowns and three submissions.

His last win was a unanimous decision over Brian Stann at UFC 155 in November 2015.

The fight with Stann was the first fight between the two fighters since UFC 145.

Lee and Silva are both from Florida, and both were born in the state.

Lee, a former wrestler, won a title shot against Chris Weidman at UFC 159 in 2015, but lost in the second round to the former heavyweight champion.

Lee has had several bouts with the UFC since he joined the promotion in 2009.

He has not won a single UFC title since 2011.

Lee made his UFC debut in 2011, but did not make his UFC main event debut until UFC on Fuel TV in 2012.

He defeated Brian Ortega via first-round submission in 2013, and lost a split decision to Stipe Miocic at UFC 162.