Spring 2023
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
20-1-0
16-0-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Lightweight

The tape

27
Age
24
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
73.6" / 187 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Full record

UD 3UD 3UD 5SUB 1SUB 1
Form
UD 5SUB 1SUB 1KO 1UD 3
20
Wins
16
6
By KO
8
30
KO%
50
7
By Sub
5
35
SUB%
31
1
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2017
21
Bouts
16
44
Rounds
27
2 hours, 56 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 46 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
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8
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 Spring 2023.

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 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Usman Nurmagomedov would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knock out and 5 by submission.

The stats suggest Nurmagomedov would have an advantage in power over McKee Jr, with a 50% knock out percentage over McKee Jr's 30%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest McKee Jr would have a slight advantage over Nurmagomedov, with a 35% submission rate over Nurmagomedov's 31%.

AJ McKee Jr is the older man by 3 years, at 27 years old.

Nurmagomedov has a height advantage of 1 inch over McKee Jr. Despite this, he has 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 17 more professional rounds, 44 to Nurmagomedov's 27.

McKee vs Nurmagomedov form

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

In his last fight, he beat 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.

Previous to that, he had beat 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.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.

Before that, he had won against 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.

He had beat Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 253 on 19th November 2020 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Nurmagomedov remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Patricky Pitbull at Bellator 288 on 18th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Chicago, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Chris Gonzalez at Bellator MMA on 22nd July 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel, Tacoma.

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

Before that, he had defeated Manny Muro at Bellator 263 on 31st July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.

He had beat Mike Hamel at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Activity check

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

AJ McKee Jr last fought 1 month and 6 days ago, while Usman Nurmagomedov's last outing was 2 months and 19 days ago.

McKee Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Nurmagomedov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 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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