Pros react to A.J. McKee vs. Patricio Freire 2 at Bellator 277

By Chris Taylor - April 15, 2022

Tonight’s Bellator 277 event was headlined by a featherweight title fight rematch between A.J. McKee and Patricio Freire.

A.J. McKee, Bellator 277, Patricio Freire

McKee (18-1 MMA, 18-1 BMMA) was looking to earn his first career title defense when he squared off with ‘Pitbull’ for a second time this evening. ‘The Mercenary’ had won 5 of his previous 7 bouts in the very first round ahead of tonight’s affair.

Meanwhile, Patricio Freire (33-5 MMA, 21-5 BMMA) had entered tonight’s Bellator 277 event looking to keep his perfect rematch record in check. The Brazilian had gone 5-0 in his previous rematches, a streak which included wins over Daniel Straus, Pat Curran and Emmanuel Sanchez.

Tonight’s featherweight title fight went the full twenty-five minutes in a tightly contested affair. Both men were able to land a plethora of different kicks, this while getting off some good punches and combinations. After five rounds of back and forth action, ‘Pitbull’ was awarded the unanimous decision victory.

Official Bellator 277 Result: Patricio Freire def. A.J. McKee by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47 x2)

Check out how the pros reacted to ‘McKee vs. Pitbull 2’ below:

Who would you like to see Patricio Freire fight next following his decision victory over A.J. McKee at tonight’s Bellator 277 event? Is an immediate rematch in order?

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