Bellator 277: McKee vs. Pitbull 2
April 15, 2022
Main Card: (10:00 P.M. ET ON Showtime)
Prelims: (Youtube AT 7:00 P.M. ET)
U.S. Broadcast: Showtime
Promotion: Bellator MMA
Ownership: Bellator Sport Worldwide, LLC
Venue: SAP Center
Location: San Jose, California, United States
MMA Bouts: 14
A huge Bellator fit is set for April 15 with two extraordinarily anticipated bouts set to the headline from the SAP Middle in San Jose, California. Patricio Pitbull could have a possibility at revenge when he takes on featherweight champion AJ McKee in a rematch for the establishment. Plus, gentle heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov will take on Corey Anderson for the 205-pound establish throughout the Delicate Heavyweight Grand Prix finals as Bellator 277’s double main fit.
McKee (18-0) defeated Pitbull (32-5) throughout the Featherweight International Grand Prix finals in July 2021. The fight was once as soon as one of the most anticipated bouts in Bellator history. McKee stunned Pitbull with the best kick faster than locking in a guillotine choke that burdened the tip less than two minutes into the bout. The result was once as soon as a technical submission when the referee jumped in to stop the bout since the grasp was once as soon as locked in, on the other hand, faster than Pitbull had tapped or lengthy long past completely unconscious, leaving some extent of controversy without reference to McKee’s dominance.
Pitbull entered the bout since the champion at every 145 and 155 pounds and recognized as arguably the most efficient fighter in promotional history. McKee’s slow assemble by means of the promotion was once as soon as completed with the victory, and shortly after, Pitbull vacated his lightweight belt, allowing his brother, Patricky Pitbull, to change into champion when he defeated Peter Queally at Bellator 270 in November. Now, Pitbull will seek redemption towards the 26-year-old McKee.
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Moreover at the fit, each and every different $1 million prize it will likely be awarded to the winner of the light heavyweight establish fight as champ Nemkov will look to make the third coverage towards Anderson.
Nemkov (15-2) received the championship at Bellator 244 in August 2020, when he knocked out Ryan Bader. He then entered the Delicate Heavyweight International Grand Prix and sophisticated to the fit finals with a call win over Phil Davis and a submission of Julius Anglickas.
Anderson (16-5) sophisticated to the finals and a possibility at the establish with TKO wins over Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov and former champion Ryan Bader. The wins presented Anderson to 3-0 beneath the Bellator umbrella, a stint that began after Anderson out of place a UFC bout to Jan Blachowicz, snapping a four-fight winning streak throughout the promotion. After the loss, Anderson was once as soon as granted his release by means of the UFC and joined Bellator MMA where he has dominated the competition en trail to his world establish selection.