Apr 15 2022
Friday

SAP Center, San Jose, United States

Bellator 277
5 rounds contest @ Featherweight
18-0-0
UD 5

Score cards

  • 49-46
  • 48-47
  • 48-47
UD 5
32-5-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Featherweight Championship

The tape

27
Age
35
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
73.6" / 187 cm
Reach
65.4" / 166 cm

Tape record

SUBSUBSUBKOUD
Form
SUBSUBKOUDKO
18
Wins
32
6
By KO
11
33
KO%
34
7
By SUB
12
39
SUB%
38
0
Loses
5
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2004
18
Bouts
37
33
Rounds
89
2 hours, 1 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 16 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

-
UFC
-
-
Bellator
1
15
Tapology
-

AJ McKee Jr vs Patricio Pitbull report

Who won Mckee Jr. vs Pitbull II?

Patricio Pitbull beat AJ McKee Jr by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of Bellator 277, on Friday 15th April 2022 at SAP Center in San Jose.

The scorecards were announced as 49-46, 48-47, 48-47 in favor of winner Patricio Pitbull.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

This contest was for the Bellator featherweight championship.

Mckee Jr. vs Pitbull II stats

AJ McKee Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Patricio Pitbull made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.

The stats suggested Pitbull had a slight advantage in power over McKee Jr, with a 34% knock out percentage over McKee Jr's 33%.

AJ McKee Jr was the younger man by 8 years, at 27 years old.

McKee Jr had a height advantage of 4 inches over Pitbull. That also extended to a 9-inch reach advantage.

McKee Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 11 year and 1 month later than Pitbull, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 56 less professional rounds, 38 to Pitbull's 94.

Mckee Jr. vs Pitbull II form

AJ McKee Jr had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated 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 defeated 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 beat Derek Campos at Bellator 236 on 21st December 2019 by in the 3rd round at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

Before that, he had won against Pat Curran at Bellator 221 on 11th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Allstate Arena, Rosemont.

He had beat Daniel Crawford at Bellator 212 on 14th December 2018 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

Pitbull had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to AJ McKee Jr at Bellator 263 on 31st July 2021 by submission in the 1st round in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by submission in the 1st round in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Going into that contest, he had won against Pedro Carvalho at Bellator 252 on 12th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had defeated Juan Archuleta at Bellator 228 on 28th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood.

He had beat Michael Chandler at Bellator 221 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Allstate Arena, Rosemont.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Patricio Pitbull had been fighting more than AJ McKee Jr.

Going to this contest, AJ McKee Jr had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 28 days ago, while Patricio Pitbull's last outing had been 1 year, 1 month and 28 days ago.

McKee Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

Pitbull's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

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