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Bellator 263 results, highlights: AJ McKee stuns Patricio Pitbull to claim featherweight title by submission

AJ McKee's ascent to the top of the Bellator food chain was completed on Saturday night when the 26-year-old scored a submission victory over Patricio Pitbull in the main event of Bellator 263 to win the featherweight championship. McKee not only claimed the featherweight title but also won the $1 million prize for winning the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix.
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A.J. McKee submits Patricio 'Pitbull' Freire to win Bellator featherweight title

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Los Angeles, and the sport of mixed martial arts, has a new star athlete. The undefeated A.J. McKee submitted Patricio "Pitbull" Freire via guillotine choke at just 1 minute, 57 seconds of the first round to win the Bellator featherweight title Saturday night in the main event of Bellator 263 in front of a raucous, partisan crowd at the LA Forum.
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MMA Fighting

Scott Coker sees CBS, pay-per-view cards in future for new Bellator champion A.J. McKee

A.J. McKee’s six-year journey from blue chip prospect to world champion was completed on Saturday and Scott Coker is already envisioning what’s next. At the Bellator 263 post-fight press conference, Coker was asked how the promotion plans to handle it’s homegrown star, who triumphed over Patricio Freire via first-round technical submission to claim the featherweight title. The win improved McKee’s record to a flawless 18-0, with all of those victories occurring under the Bellator banner.
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Q&A with new Bellator champion AJ McKee: ‘This is the beginning’

The Forum has been good to A.J. McKee. And vice versa. In September 2019, McKee and his father and coach, Antonio, made history there at Bellator 228. The Long Beach duo became the first father and son to have fought on the same card in the United States for a major MMA promotion. Antonio, then 49 and fighting for the first time in nearly five years, defeated 47-year-old William Sriyapai by TKO in the second round. His son followed that by knocking out Georgi Karakhanyan in 8 seconds in his opening fight of the Bellator World Featherweight Grand Prix.
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MMA Fighting

Bellator 263 video: Usman Nurmagomedov crumbles, finishes Manny Muro with brutal knee to the body

While Usman Nurmagomedov is in no rush to get into the top-10, he certainly fought with a sense of urgency in his second appearance in the Bellator cage. The cousin of former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov improved to 13-0 with a first-round TKO win over Manny Muro on the main card of Saturday’s Bellator 263 event in Inglewood, Calif. The 23-year-old super prospect was dominant from the opening bell and capped things off with a vicious knee to the body of Muro which was the beginning of the end of the 155-pound bout.
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A.J. McKee vs. Patricio Pitbull full fight video highlights

Watch A.J. McKee vs. Patricio Pitbull full fight video highlights from their Bellator 263 clash, courtesy of Bellator MMA. Pitbull vs. McKee took place July 31 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Patricio Pitbull (17-9) and A.J. McKee(17-4) collided in the Bellator 263 main event. The fight aired live on Showtime. Catch the video highlights below.
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Sherdog

Bellator 263 ‘Pitbull vs. McKee’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Patricio Freire (144.5) vs. A.J. McKee (145) Emmanuel Sanchez (145.3) vs. Mads Burnell (145.5) Usman Nurmagomedov (155.3) vs. Luis Muro (156) Brent Primus (155.2) vs. Islam Mamedov (154.9) Goiti Yamauchi (155.5) vs. Christopher Gonzalez (155) Vanessa Porto (125.6) vs. Ilara Joanne (125.2) Gadzhi Rabadanov (149) vs. Daniel Carey (149.1) Khasan...
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MMA Fighting

Video: Patricio Pitbull vs. A.J. McKee Bellator 263 weigh-in staredown

MMA Fighting was on scene for the ceremonial weigh-ins of Bellator 263, which takes place Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Check out a highlights video of fighters facing off one last time before stepping into the cage. including the Bellator featherweight grand prix final between champ Patricio Pitbull and A.J. McKee in the main event.
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Bellator 263 Results, Sights, & Sounds: The A.J. McKee Era Begins

It’s about that time for Bellator 263! We’ve got you covered with your main card highlights and results. Just keep refreshing this page to be hit with some fresh sights, sounds, and impact. The main event will feature the featherweight grand prix finals between champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and the...
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USA Today

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 and Bellator featherweight title. (Photos courtesy of Bellator MMA)
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