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A.J. McKee-Patricio Freire 2, Vadim Nemkov-Corey Anderson Top Bellator 277 on April 15 – MMA Root



A.J. McKee-Patricio Freire 2, Vadim Nemkov-Corey Anderson Top Bellator 277 on April 15

The Bellator 277 will feature two top-flight championships as AJ McKee face Patricio Freire in a featherweight title rematch, while Vadim Nemkov will defend his light heavyweight crown in his lightweight Grand Prix final.

The California-based bid announced the games on Wednesday. The Bellator 277 takes place April 15 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, and the main card of the night will be shown on Showtime.

McKee won 145 pounds of gold last July when he defeated Patricio Freire 1:57 in the first round of the Bellator 263 headliner in Los Angeles. The 26-year-old known as “Mercenary” has 18-0 as a professional, with all his triumphs coming from the promotion based in California.

The 34-year-old Freire will pursue his third career as a featherweight champion in the Bellator MMA. The “Pitbull”, who recently relinquished the lightweight crown of the offer to pursue a rematch with McKee, had a winning streak of seven games that ended in his defeat by Team Bodyshop.

Nemkoff first grabbed the 205-pound belt when he scored a second round of Ryan Bader’s TKO at Bellator 244 in August 2020. He then took a five-round verdict against Phil Davis and sent Julius Anglickas to the fourth round to advance to the finals. of the Bellator Lightweight Grand Prix.

A former UFC light heavyweight contender, Anderson made his promotional debut in November 2020, when he stopped Melvin Manhoev in the second frame at Bellator 251. He then moved on to the 205-pound leg with stops by Dovletdzdan Yagsher.