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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Aug. 3: A.J. McKee new No. 1 featherweight

Let the debate begin.
A.J. McKee continued his undefeated record in emphatic fashion this past Saturday at Bellator 263, where he finished dual champion Patricio Freire in just 1:57 to become …read more

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Dana White weighs in on Bellator champ A.J. McKee, says he'll make good on years' old lunch bet

UFC president Dana White says he’ll be a man of his word.
When A.J. McKee defeated long-reigning Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Freire by first-round technical submission in the Bellator 263 main …read more

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Video: Is A.J. McKee the best featherweight in the world after Bellator 263?

At long last, A.J. McKee is a Bellator champion.
McKee (18-0 MMA, 18-0 BMMA) had virtually no issue taking out longtime featherweight champ Patricio Freire (32-5 MMA, 20-5 BMMA) in the …read more

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A.J. McKee’s Father Slams “Piece Of Sh*t” Dana White For Old Interaction

Antonio McKee, the father of Bellator Featherweight Champion A.J. McKee, has branded UFC President Dana White a “piece of shit.” McKee’s comments came after his son dethroned Patricio Freire in …read more

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Champ A.J. McKee eyes new contract: 'It's time for Bellator to show what my value is'

A.J. McKee’s future is filled with possibility after claiming the Bellator featherweight title from Patricio Freire.
McKee (18-0 MMA, 18-0 BMMA) assumed the role of undefeated titleholder this past Saturday when …read more

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Bellator 263 purses: A.J. McKee top earner at $1,150,000

A.J. McKee is the new Bellator featherweight champion after beating Patricio Freire at Bellator 263. | Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Check out the purses …read more

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Patricio Freire, Coach Interested in Rematch with A.J. McKee in Brazil for Lightweight Title

After a disappointing loss to A.J. McKee in the Bellator 263 headliner, Patricio Freire was already looking forward to next his professional appearance. …read more

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Scott Coker's Shoes: What's next for A.J. McKee after Bellator 263 win?

The long-awaited championship coronation of A.J. McKee finally happened Saturday when he dethroned Patricio Freire of the featherweight belt in the Bellator 263 main event.
McKee’s (18-0 MMA, 18-0 BMMA) undefeated …read more

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With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Scott Coker prepared to shift London, Russia Bellator events if necessary

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Following A.J. McKee’s first-round finish of Patricio Freire in front of a packed house at The Forum for Bellator 263, president Scott Coker showered his new featherweight …read more

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Patricio Freire, Coach Interested in Rematch with A.J. McKee in Brazil for Lighweight Title

After a disappointing loss to A.J. McKee in the Bellator 263 headliner, Patricio Freire was already looking forward to next his professional appearance. …read more

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A.J. McKee Targets Move to Lightweight, Offers $1 Million for Superfights at 145 Pounds

Prior to walking to the cage at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Saturday night, A.J. McKee envisioned a quick finish of Patricio Freire in the Bellator 263 headliner. …read more

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Patricio Freire reacts to McKee loss, asks for potential lightweight rematch to happen in Brazil

Photo by Hans Gutknecht/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images

Former Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Freire isn’t going to complain about the way his …read more

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Still a Bellator champion, Patricio 'Pitbull' vows to come back stronger after loss to A.J. McKee

Nothing went right for Patricio Freire at Bellator 263, but with one belt still around his waist, the former champ-champ is taking it in stride.
Freire lost by submission to A.J. McKee …read more

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Photos: Best of Bellator 263

Check out the best photos from Bellator 263 at The Forum in Los Angeles, featuring A.J. McKee vs. Patricio Freire in the main event for the featherweight grand prix final …read more

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Highlights! McKee Stuns ‘Pitbull’ With Early Head Kick, Submission

Bellator MMA has a new Featherweight champion and star in A.J. McKee, who stunned the combat world by submitting the now-former champ-champ, Patricio Freire, in the very first round at …read more

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Twitter reacts to A.J. McKee's quick finish of Patricio Freire to win title at Bellator 263

A.J. McKee journey to the top reached its apex on Saturday when he claimed the featherweight title from Patricio Freire in the Bellator 263 headliner.
McKee’s (18-0 MMA, 18-0 BMMA) run …read more

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Bellator 263 results: A.J. McKee chokes out Patricio Freire to win $1 million in star-making performance

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A.J. McKee is as good as advertised.
In one of the biggest nights in Bellator history, McKee (18-0) showed why he should …read more

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Highlights! McKee Stuns ‘Pitbull’ With Early Head Kick, Submission

Bellator MMA has a new Featherweight champion and star in A.J. McKee, who stunned the combat world by submitting the now-former champ-champ, Patricio Freire, in the very first round at …read more

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Bellator 263 results: A.J. McKee blasts and cranks Patricio Freire, wins title in two minutes

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – For six years A.J. McKee said time and time again he would one day be Bellator champion.
Saturday in front of his hometown crowd, with a $1 million …read more

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Pros react after A.J. McKee submits Patricio Freire at Bellator 263

Tonight’s Bellator 263 event was headlined by the tournament finals of the promotions 145-pound grand prix as Patricio Freire squared off with A.J. McKee. Patricio Freire (32-5 MMA), Bellator’s reigning …read more

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Bellator 263: Pros react to AJ McKee quick guillotine of Patricio Pitbull

AJ McKee finished Patricio Freire at Bellator 263. | Photo by Hans Gutknecht/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images

AJ McKee submitted Patricio Freire …read more

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Bellator 263 Results: A.J. McKee stops Patricio Freire in Round 1 (Video)

Tonight’s Bellator 263 event is headlined by the tournament finals of the promotions 145-pound grand prix as Patricio Freire meets A.J. McKee. Patricio Freire (32-4 MMA), the reigning Bellator featherweight …read more

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Nemkov-Johnson, Bader-Anderson Set For Oct. 16

Bellator MMA’s Featherweight Grand Prix will conclude later tonight (Sat., July 31, 2021) with division king Patricio Freire taking on A.J. McKee for the $1 million prize. But another one …read more

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Bellator 263 Fighter Salaries: Patricio Freire guaranteed $250,000 win or lose

The fighter salaries for tonight’s Bellator 263 event have been revealed and featherweight headliners Patricio Freire and A.J. McKee are set to cash in. Freire and McKee will collide in …read more

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Bellator 263 video: Patricio Freire, A.J. McKee composed in intense final faceoff

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – All that’s left for Bellator dual champion Patricio Freire and A.J. McKee is the fighting.
After officially making weight earlier Friday for their featherweight grand prix title fight, …read more

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Bellator 263 salaries: Patricio Freire, A.J. McKee to pocket $1.4 million combined

LOS ANGELES – The Bellator 263 main event loser will take home a six-figure payday with the winner earning seven figures.
Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Freire is set to make $250,000 …read more

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Bellator 263 predictions: Who's picking A.J. McKee to take Patricio Freire's title?

Freire
vs.
McKee
Burnell
vs.
Sanchez
Muro
vs.
Nurmagomedov
Mamedov
vs.
Primus
Gonzalez
vs.
Yamauchi

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2021: 111-66

McKee
(64%)

Burnell
(52%)

Nurmagomedov
(96%)

Mamedov
(65%)

Yamauchi
(74%)

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
2021: 112-65
2018 Champion

McKee

Sanchez

Nurmagomedov

Mamedov

Gonzalez

John Morgan
@MMAjunkieJohn
2021: 109-68

McKee

Burnell

Nurmagomedov

Mamedov

Gonzalez

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2021: 109-68

Freire

Burnell

Nurmagomedov

Mamedov

Gonzalez

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2021: 108-69
2020 Champion

Freire

Burnell

Nurmagomedov

Mamedov

Gonzalez

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
2021: 107-70
2014 Champion

McKee

Sanchez

Nurmagomedov

Mamedov

Gonzalez

Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
2021: 106-71

McKee

Sanchez

Nurmagomedov

Mamedov

Gonzalez

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2021: 106-71

Freire

Burnell

Nurmagomedov

Mamedov

Gonzalez

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
2021: 105-72

McKee

Sanchez

Nurmagomedov

Primus

Yamauchi

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2021: 105-72
2017 …read more

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Bellator 263 breakdown: Can dual champ Patricio Freire hold off A.J. McKee?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the Bellator’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for Bellator 263.
Bellator 263 takes place Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, …read more

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Emmanuel Sanchez eyes loser of Patricio Freire and A.J. McKee with win at Bellator 263

LOS ANGELES – If all goes according to plan, Emmanuel Sanchez wants the grand prix runner-up next.
Sanchez (20-5 MMA, 12-4 BMMA) meets Mads Burnell (15-3 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) in Saturday’s …read more

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Unapologetic A.J. McKee thinks he ruffled Patricio Freire's feathers: 'I gave him a little taste of his own medicine'

LOS ANGELES – If there’s any real estate inside Patricio Freire’s head, A.J. McKee thinks he’s residing in it.
At the Bellator 263 pre-fight news conference Thursday, McKee (17-0 MMA, 17-0 …read more

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Bellator 263 video: AJ McKee snatches Patricio Freire’s belt in tense presser

AJ McKee snatches Patricio Freire’s belt at Belaltor 263 press conference. | Bellator MMA

The trash-talk got a little out of hand between AJ McKee …read more

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Patricio Freire had the perfect response to Snoop Dogg picking A.J. McKee at Bellator 263

Snoop Dogg picking A.J. McKee to dethrone featherweight champion Patricio Freire at Bellator 263 should come as no surprise. It’s not like Snoop was going to pick against a fellow …read more

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Bellator 263 video: Patrico 'Pitbull,' A.J. McKee restrained during tense press conference moment

LOS ANGELES – Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Freire and A.J. McKee got their first look at each other during Bellator 263 fight week, and everything was fine … until it …read more

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Patricio Pitbull storms out of Bellator 263 presser, fighters clash after A.J. McKee snatches belt

A largely respectful pre-fight press conference almost turned into a fight after two-division champ Patricio Freire and A.J. McKee’s verbal barbs quickly escalated at the Bellator 263 press conference.
Freire, …read more

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Patricio Freire promises AJ McKee will ‘pay for all the sh-t he has said’ at Bellator 263

Patricio Freire is set to face AJ McKee at Bellator 263. | Photo by Hans Gutknecht/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images

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Bellator 263 pre-event facts: Patricio Freire, A.J. McKee own the record books

One of the marquee events in Bellator history goes down Saturday with Bellator 263, which takes place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., with a main card that airs on …read more

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Bellator 263: Make your predictions for Patricio Freire vs. A.J. McKee

We want your predictions for Saturday’s Bellator 263 event in California.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, …read more

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

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 …read more

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

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 …read more

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

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 …read more

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How to watch Bellator 263: 'Pitbull' vs. McKee fight card, start time, streaming and ticket info

The stage is set for what’s being dubbed the biggest fight in Bellator history between featherweight champion Patricio Freire and undefeated A.J. McKee.
Here’s how to watch Bellator 263:
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Patricio Freire, Charles Oliveira Offer Differing Opinions on Poirier-McGregor Trilogy

The attention of the entire MMA world will be focused on the Octagon this Saturday when Conor McGregor faces Dustin Poirier in one of the most highly-anticipated rubber matches in …read more

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A.J. McKee: Bellator 263 Fight vs. Patricio Freire ‘Hands Down’ Determines Sport’s P4P Best

The Bellator 263 headliner between Patricio Freire and A.J. McKee may very well be the biggest fight in the history of the California-based promotion, but McKee is willing to take …read more

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A.J., Antonio McKee explain why they think Patricio 'Pitbull' is the easiest matchup in Bellator

A.J. McKee set his sights on Patricio Freire on Day 1.
The build was slow and steady, but July 31 at Bellator 263, McKee (17-0 MMA, 17-0 BMMA) will finally have his …read more

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Patricio ‘Pitbull’ on UFC: ‘Someone Has to Complain About This Absurdity’

Bellator MMA two-division champ Patricio Freire is comfortable with his promotion, although he has plenty of thoughts on those that compete for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. …read more

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Pitbull vs McKee Featherweight Title Fight Set For Bellator 263

One of the most-highly-anticipated title fights in Bellator MMA history has a date. The promotion recently announced that current Featherweight champion Patricio Freire will face off against A.J. McKee at …read more

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Patricio 'Pitbull' Freire believes A.J. McKee will be champion one day, but not at Bellator 263

Bellator dual champion Patricio Freire is now officially scheduled to meet A.J. McKee.
On Wednesday, the promotion announced Bellator 263 will take place at The Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, …read more

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Patricio Freire vs. A.J. McKee set for grand prix final at Bellator 263 in Los Angeles

The final leg of the Bellator featherweight grand prix is set.
What started out as a tournament with 16 competitors has been whittled down to two. Having dominated their respective sides …read more

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Patricio Freire vs. A.J. McKee Tourney Final Set for Bellator 263 on July 31

One of the biggest fights in Bellator MMA history now has a date. …read more

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