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McKee vs Pitbull 2, Nemkov vs Anderson set for Bellator 277 on April 15 – MMA Root

McKee vs Pitbull 2, Nemkov vs Anderson set for Bellator 277 on April 15

Two massive championship title fights will take place in San Jose, California on April 15, 2022. The first matchup will see AJ McKee defend his featherweight title against Patricio Freire, the man he took it from for submission in 2021, in the main event. from Bellator 277.

“The Mercenary’s” lightning-quick win capped off his tremendous featherweight Grand Prix run, which included four devastating finishes, good enough to win the 145-pound title and a $1 million payout. Pitbull’s loss was his first in six years, snapping his seven-fight win streak that included five defenses of the 145-pound title, as well as winning the lightweight title, which he vacated.

With a run like that, giving the Brazilian bomber an immediate shot at reclaiming the title was almost a no-brainer.

In the co-main event of the night, the promotion will take a bow at its Light Heavyweight Grand Prix as division champion Vadim Nemkov defends his title against Corey Anderson, who earned his way to the big dance with two massive knockout wins, including the starched Ryan Bader in just 51 seconds at Bellator 268 four months ago (see it).

As for Nemkov, he’s been on an absolute hot streak the past six years, racking up nine straight wins, including his first seven for Bellator, capturing the 205-pound title at Bellator 244 by knocking out the aforementioned Ryan Bader. During his time in the tournament, Nemkov earned victories, and also defended his title, against Phil Davis and Julius Anglickas.

You know the players, do you want to offer a prediction (or three) for these two stellar championship matches?

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