A.J. McKee finishes Patricio ‘Pitbull’ to compose $1,000,000 and the featherweight championship at Bellator 263
A.J. McKee remained undefeated, acquired the Bellator Featherweight Colossal Prix, captured the featherweight championship and banked a $1,000,000 payday at Bellator 263 on Saturday.
McKee superior his unbeaten file to 18-0 with a first-spherical submission take over longtime champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire in Saturday’s essential occasion at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
McKee linked with a head kick that staggered Freire. Sensing the discontinue used to be near, McKee unloaded a flurry of punches. An uppercut dropped Freire. “Pitbull” fast stood and realized himself caught in a standing guillotine choke. Seconds later he used to be unconscious.
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“We are merely getting started. This is handiest the starting. When it first started and they delight in been selecting the bracket, I needed the third or fourth clutch. Nonetheless God told me that I am number 1 so after I picked that first plot, I knew that I was number 1 and now I am,” McKee acknowledged following the take. “Mentality is presumably the most foremost. You furthermore could can delight in gotten to set the work in and my dad continually says, exhausting work beats talent.”
Bellator 263 Educated Results:
- #1-AJ McKee (18-0) defeated C-Patricio Pitbull (32-5) by the spend of submission (guillotine) at 1: 57 of spherical one
- #8-Mads Burnell (15-3) defeated #2-Emmanuel Sanchez (20-5) by the spend of unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Usman Nurmagomedov (13-0) defeated Manny Muro (12-7) by the spend of TKO (punches) at 3: 30 of spherical one
- Islam Mamedov (20-1-1) defeated Brent Primus (10-2) by the spend of wreck up decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- #5-Goiti Yamauchi (26-5) defeated Chris Gonzalez (6-1) by the spend of TKO (punches) at 3: 53 of spherical one
- #10-Vanessa Porto (23-9) defeated Ilara Joanne (9-6) by the spend of wreck up decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Gadzhi Rabadanov (16-4-2) defeated Daniel Carey (7-5) by the spend of KO (punch) at 3: 57 of spherical one
- Khasan Magomedsharipov (6-0 defeated Jonathan Quiroz (4-4) 4: 21 of spherical two TKO (strikes)
- Joshua Jones (11-5) defeated Johnny Cisneros (13-8) by the spend of TKO (strikes) at 4: 15 of spherical two
- Georgi Karakhanyan (31-11-1) defeated Kiefer Crosbie (8-3) by the spend of submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4: 25 of spherical one
- Brian Moore (14-7) defeated Jordan Winski (11-3) by the spend of unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)