Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
22-1-0
18-0-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Lightweight

The tape

29
Age
26
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
73.6" / 187 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Full record

SUB 1UD 3UD 3UD 3UD 5
Form
UD 5SUB 1UD 5SUB 1SUB 1
22
Wins
18
6
By KO
8
27
KO%
44
8
By Sub
6
36
SUB%
33
1
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2017
23
Bouts
18
48
Rounds
33
3 hours, 12 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 18 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
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5
Bellator
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Tapology
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AJ McKee Jr vs Usman Nurmagomedov preview

When is McKee vs Nurmagomedov?

AJ McKee Jr could potentially face the challenge of Usman Nurmagomedov, in Autumn/Fall 2024.

The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

McKee vs Nurmagomedov stats

AJ McKee Jr would step into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Usman Nurmagomedov would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 18 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 6 by submission.

The stats suggest Nurmagomedov would have an advantage in power over McKee Jr, with a 44% knock out percentage over McKee Jr's 27%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest McKee Jr would have a slight advantage over Nurmagomedov, with a 36% submission rate over Nurmagomedov's 33%.

AJ McKee Jr is the older man by 3 years, at 29 years old.

Nurmagomedov has a height advantage of 1 inch over McKee Jr. Despite this, he has a 2-inch reach advantage.

McKee Jr is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 11 months earlier than Nurmagomedov, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 15 more professional rounds, 48 to Nurmagomedov's 33.

McKee vs Nurmagomedov form

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

In his last fight, he won against Clay Collard at PFL vs. Bellator: CHAMPS on 24th February 2024 by submission in the 1st round at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had beaten Sidney Outlaw at Bellator 301 on 17th November 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Wintrust Arena, Chicago, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza at Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN on 31st December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Before that, he was victorious against Spike Carlyle at Bellator 286 on 1st October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, United States.

He had 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.

Nurmagomedov remains undefeated as a professional.

In his last fight, he beat Brent Primus at Bellator 300 on 7th October 2023 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Benson Henderson at Bellator 292 on 10th March 2023 by submission in the 1st round in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Patricky Pitbull at Bellator 288 on 18th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Chicago.

Before that, he was victorious against Chris Gonzalez at Bellator MMA on 22nd July 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel, Tacoma.

He had won against Patrik Pietila at Bellator MMA on 23rd October 2021 by submission in the 1st round at VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, AJ McKee Jr has been fighting more than Usman Nurmagomedov.

AJ McKee Jr last fought 3 months and 28 days ago, while Usman Nurmagomedov's last outing was 8 months and 14 days ago.

McKee Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

Nurmagomedov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What are the odds on McKee vs Nurmagomedov?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for McKee vs Nurmagomedov yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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