One of the big matchups set for the Bellator vs. Rizin 2 event this weekend has had a major shakeup with the news that AJ McKee has been forced out of the event due to medical reasons.
Sergio Pettis produced arguably the biggest statement of his MMA career as he claimed a clear unanimous decision win over pound-for-pound star Patricio Pitbull to retain his bantamweight title at Bellator 297.
The fighters took to the scale in Chicago ahead of Friday night’s Bellator 297 event, and all eyes were on the promotion’s featherweight champion as he looked to make bantamweight for the first time.
Bellator 297 features a double-header of championship action in Chicago, with one man standing on the verge of an unprecedented achievement.
The New Year’s Eve clash between Bellator MMA and Rizin FF will pit some of the two promotions’ very best as they go head to head in four featured bouts at the Saitama Super Arena.
Bellator MMA and Rizin will continue their relationship with a special promotion-versus-promotion event on New Year's Eve in Japan.
Patricio Pitbull added to his impressive legacy under the Bellator banner by successfully defending his featherweight title at Bellator 286, but the manner of his performance against Hungarian challenger Adam Borics did little to entertain the fans in Long Beach, California.
The title fighters set for action at Bellator 286 arrived for weigh-in day on weight and ready for their featherweight title clash in Long Beach, California.
Brazilian Bellator icon Patricio Pitbull edged his rematch with A.J. McKee to leave the cage a three-time featherweight title, and leave McKee stunned at the judges’ scorecards.