Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Jr. vs Curran?
AJ McKee Jr beat Pat Curran by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of Bellator 221, on Saturday 11th May 2019 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner AJ McKee Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Jr. vs Curran stats
AJ McKee Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Pat Curran made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested McKee Jr had advantage in power over Curran, with a 38% knock out percentage over Curran's 22%.
AJ McKee Jr was the younger man by 7 years, at 27 years old.
McKee Jr had 4-inch reach advantage.
McKee Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 7 year and 1 month later than Curran, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 48 less professional rounds, 38 to Curran's 86.
Jr. vs Curran form
AJ McKee Jr had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 263 on 31st July 2021 by in the 1st round in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 253 on 19th November 2020 by in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had won against Derek Campos at Bellator 236 on 21st December 2019 by in the 3rd round at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
Before that, he had beat Pat Curran at Bellator 221 on 11th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Allstate Arena, Rosemont.
He had defeated Daniel Crawford at Bellator 212 on 14th December 2018 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
McKee Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.