Aug 2, 2021 • 1HR 7M

Bellator 263 review: Is A.J. McKee the best featherweight in the world?

"The Mercenary" won big at Bellator 263 to kick off a huge debate over the world's best 145 pounders.

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Fighting talk with a British accent, hosted by UK-based MMA media veteran Simon Head.
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On a packed weekend of MMA, Bellator took centre stage with a huge card at The Forum in Inglewood, California as A.J. McKee rose to the featherweight summit at Bellator 263.

McKee finished two-division champion Patricio Pitbull in less than two minutes in the final of the Bellator featherweight Grand Prix to extend his perfect record to 18-0 and become Bellator’s biggest star.

On this week’s show, we look back at McKee’s stunning $1 million win and debate which featherweight is the best in the world.

We also look back at the UFC Fight Night card at the UFC Apex as Sean Strickland defeated Uriah Hall to potentially gatecrash the middleweight top 10, and also look ahead to the battle for the vacant interim heavyweight title at UFC 265 next weekend, as Houston’s Derrick Lewis headlines in his home town as he goes for gold against undefeated French phenom Ciryl Gane.