• Video: Patricio 'Pitbull' predicts a second-round submission victory over A.J. McKee at Bellator 263

    1 day ago - By MMAjunkie

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Patricio Freire is very confident the judges won't be involved in the outcome of Bellator 263's main event when he faces A.J. McKee.
    “Pitbull” believes he will not only win the finals of the featherweight grand prix and retain his Bellator title, but do it in style by submitting McKee in the second round.
    When answering questions from media outside of The Forum on Thursday, Freire laid out his expectations for his upcoming main event fight over a series of straight-to-the-point responses.
    Bellator's champ-champ is planning on a second-round guillotine choke submission...
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  • A.J. McKee seeks to validate his family's name with title-winning performance against 'Pitbull' at Bellator 263

    A.J. McKee seeks to validate his family's name with title-winning performance against 'Pitbull' at Bellator 263

    1 day ago - By MMAjunkie

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. - A.J. McKee has the opportunity to become Bellator's featherweight grand prix winner and take home Patricio Freire's title in the process with a victory at Bellator 263.
    However, winning the fight and becoming the ‘best fighter in Bellator history' is just one piece of the story for McKee, who revealed he's fighting to validate his family's name and continue the championship legacy with a win in the biggest fight of his career.
    McKee's headlining bout against Freire will serve as the main event of Bellator 263 which takes place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on July...
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  • Video: A.J. McKee and Patricio 'Pitbull' face off ahead of Bellator 263

    Video: A.J. McKee and Patricio 'Pitbull' face off ahead of Bellator 263

    1 day ago - By MMAjunkie

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. - A.J. McKee and Patricio Freire stared each other down in a respectful faceoff ahead of their Bellator 263 showdown.
    McKee and Freire will meet on July 31 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. in the main event of Bellator 263 in the finals of the featherweight grand prix. The winner will also emerge the Bellator featherweight champion, as McKee hopes to take the title away from Freire.
    Related A.J., Antonio McKee explain why they think Patricio 'Pitbull' is the easiest matchup in Bellator Olympic resources vs. Compton upbringing: Patricio Friere, A.J. McKee coaches debate...
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