Oct 01 2022
Saturday

Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, United States

Bellator 286
3 rounds contest @ Lightweight
Spike Carlyle
Carlyle
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18-1-0

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13-3-0

The tape

27
Age
29
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
73.6" / 187 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm

Full record

UD 5SUB 1SUB 1SUB 3UD 3
Form
SUB 2SUB 3KO 2UD 3UD 3
18
Wins
13
6
By KO
6
33
KO%
46
7
By Sub
6
39
SUB%
46
1
Losses
3
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2017
19
Bouts
16
38
Rounds
28
2 hours, 26 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 48 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

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AJ McKee Jr vs Spike Carlyle preview

When is Jr. vs Carlyle?

AJ McKee Jr will take on Spike Carlyle, as the co-main event of Bellator 286, on Saturday 1st October 2022 at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach.

The fight will be contested over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

Jr. vs Carlyle stats

AJ McKee Jr steps into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Spike Carlyle will make his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.

The stats suggest Carlyle has advantage in power over McKee Jr, with a 46% knock out percentage over McKee Jr's 33%.

AJ McKee Jr is the younger man by 2 years, at 27 years old.

McKee Jr has a height advantage of 2 inches over Carlyle. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.

McKee Jr is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Carlyle, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 10 more professional rounds, 38 to Carlyle's 28.

Jr. vs Carlyle form

AJ McKee Jr has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 263 on 31st July 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood.

Going into that contest, he had won against Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 253 on 19th November 2020 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had beat Derek Campos at Bellator 236 on 21st December 2019 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

He had defeated Pat Curran at Bellator 221 on 11th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Allstate Arena, Rosemont.

Carlyle has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he won against Koji Takeda at RIZIN 35 on 17th April 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Chofu, Japan.

Previous to that, he had won against Dan Moret at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by submission in the 3rd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated JJ Ambrose at Cage Warriors 130 on 17th October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Humphrey's on the Bay, San Diego, California.

Before that, he had been beaten by Bill Algeo at UFC Vegas 15 on 28th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

He had lost to Billy Quarantillo at UFC Vegas 1 on 30th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Spike Carlyle has been fighting more than AJ McKee Jr.

AJ McKee Jr last fought 3 months and 28 days ago, while Spike Carlyle's last outing was 3 months and 26 days ago.

McKee Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Carlyle's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

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