Bellator 263: Pitbull vs. McKee – Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire vs A.J. McKee: Prediction and Analysis

Published 07/29/2021, 11:04 AM EDT


The Bellator 263 event is all set to be one of the best MMA events of the year. There are a plethora of glorious fights scheduled for the event. However, the focus will be on the main event fight between Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire and A.J. McKee.

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This fight will be for the Grand Prix Bellator Featherweight title and a $1 million dollar price. ‘Pitbull’ who is counted amongst the best MMA fighters out there, is the current Bellator Lightweight and Featherweight champion. The fighter is also ranked N0.1 in the Bellator men’s pound to pound rakings.

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Pitbull is currently riding high on a 7 fight winning streak, having last lost a fight in 2016. While they often consider Freire to be the greatest Bellator fighter of this age, his opponent A.J. McKee is also no pushover.McKee is ranked No.1 in the Bellator Featherweight division and is undefeated in his professional MMA career.

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‘Mercenary’ is just 26 years old and has an incredible MMA record of (17-0) and has spent his entire career in Bellator. McKee is a very aggressive fighter and has won 12 of his fights via stoppage, and his latest victory came against Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 253.

Pitbull vs McKee: Analysis

While Pitbull would be considered the favorite going into the fight, McKee would surely be a threat to the champion. ‘Mercenary’ has been performing admirably well since his MMA debut and has passed every test he has faced with flying colors.

Therefore, while ‘Pitbull’ might have more experience, many believe that we might just see the best of McKee against ‘Pitbull.’ Fighters have come and gone, but ‘Pitbull’ has stood tall at the top of the Bellator mountain. Now if the fighter can defeat one of the best MMA prospects in the world. He will surely prove why he is considered to be one of the greatest of all time.

Final Prediction: Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire defeats A.J. McKee via KO.

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Who do you think will win this epic clash between these two talented fighters? Let us know in the comments below.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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