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Who won McKee vs Carlyle?
AJ McKee Jr beat Spike Carlyle by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of Bellator 286, on Saturday 1st October 2022 at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner AJ McKee Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
McKee vs Carlyle stats
AJ McKee Jr stepped into the octagon 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 made his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Carlyle had a slight advantage in power over McKee Jr, with a 43% knock out percentage over McKee Jr's 33%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Carlyle had an advantage over McKee Jr, with a 50% submission rate over McKee Jr's 39%.
AJ McKee Jr was the younger man by 2 years, at 27 years old.
McKee Jr had a height advantage of 2 inches over Carlyle. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
McKee Jr was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Carlyle, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 8 more professional rounds, 41 to Carlyle's 33.
McKee vs Carlyle form
Carlyle had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat 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 beat 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 won against 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.
McKee Jr's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
Carlyle's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
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