Bellator Resigns AJ McKee to Multi-fight Deal
By FCF Staff
Bellator has secured the services for one of its top stars for the foreseeable future, as the promotion has announced that it’s resigned AJ McKee to a multi-year contract.
McKee, who is widely considered to be one of Bellator’s top fighters, has signed an exclusive, multi-fight contract with the promotion. The news was recently announced via a press release. No details regarding the contract were included.
“Our top priority has always been to cultivate talent from the ground up, and with AJ [McKee] I can proudly say we have witnessed this young man blossom into a bonafide superstar in the Bellator cage,” said President Scott Coker. “It’s also our priority to retain top talent, and with AJ entering the prime of his career, it was important to make sure he continued representing the BELLATOR brand, much like he did recently in Japan, for the foreseeable future. I am looking forward to AJ’s next challenge, an appearance in our 2023 BELLATOR Lightweight World Grand Prix, which showcases the best 155-pounders in the world.”
The 27-year-old McKee (20-1) is coming off a decision win over RIZIN lightweight champ Roberto Satoshi Souza in December. His only defeat to date was via decision to current, Bellator featherweight champ Patricio “Pitbull” Freire in April, 2022.
McKee scored a technical submission win over Freire in their first bout, back in July, 2021.