Game: Patricio Freire vs. A.J. McKee
Date: July 31, 2021
Location: Los Angeles, California.
Main card: (Showtime at 10 p.m. ET);
Prelims: (YouTube at 7 p.m. ET)
Tv Channele: Live Stream
The last leg of the Bellator featherweight thousand prix is set.
Which began as a competition with 16 contenders has been trimmed down to two. Having ruled their separate sides of the section, featherweight champion Patricio Freire (32-4 MMA, 20-4 BMMA) and undefeated rising star A.J. McKee (17-0 MMA, 17-0 BMMA) will get down to business in the Bellator 263 headliner.
The occasion happens July 31 at The Forum in Los Angeles with the primary card broadcasting on Showtime after prelims on MMA Junkie.
The advancement authoritatively declared the matchup and occasion subtleties at a pre-battle news gathering Wednesday, which included both headliner members and their mentors. MMA Fighting was quick to report the date of the matchup.
Bellator additionally affirmed Magomed Magomedov (18-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) versus Raufeon Stots (16-1 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) and Mads Burnell (15-3 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) versus Emmanuel Sanchez (20-5 MMA, 12-4 BMMA), which were recently detailed by MMA Junkie.
Furthermore, the advancement declared a lightweight matchup between Khabib Nurmagomedov cousin Usman Nurmagomedov (12-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) and Manny Muro (12-6 MMA, 2-0 BMMA).
The competition started in September 2019 with 16 warriors. Freire crushed Juan Archuleta by choice, Pedro Carvalho by knockout, and Emmanuel Sanchez by accommodation to progress. McKee, in the mean time, completed Georgi Karakhanyan by knockout, Derek Campos by accommodation, and Darrion Caldwell by accommodation.
Presently the two forces to be reckoned with will crash, with the 145-pound belt, a competition title, and a $1 million prize on the line in the thing some are seeing as the greatest battle in advancement history.
The Bellator 263 setup incorporates:
Champion Patricio Freire versus A.J. McKee – excellent prix last for the featherweight title
Magomed Magomedov versus Raufeon Stots
Mads Burnell versus Emmanuel Sanchez
Usman Nurmagomedov versus Manny Muro
Kiefer Crosbie versus Georgi Karakhanyan