Regardless of investing much of their light-weight battle on his back, McKee still came away with a clean-sweep consentaneous choice win over Outlaw on Friday night at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. All 3 judges scored it 30-27 for McKee, highlighting the concept that manage time alone isn’t sufficient to win a battle.
The tone was embeded in Round 1 as Outlaw (17-6 MMA, 5-3 BMMA) captured a McKee body kick and took him down within the very first 15 seconds. For the rest of the round, Outlaw mainly simply held down McKee (21-1 MMA, 21-1 BMMA), who was active with punches and leave efforts from the bottom.
In Round 2, McKee safeguarded Outlaw’s very first takedown effort, however Outlaw captured another kick minutes later on and utilized it to remove McKee. Right away this time, McKee tossed elbows to the side of Outlaw’s head and cut him over his best eye. Once again, Outlaw appeared material to simply lay on McKee, who ultimately swept his method into an install. At that point, McKee landed great deals of punches up until Outlaw handled to reverse the position and lay on McKee for the 2nd half of the round. The damage was done as Outlaw was dripping blood from his eye.
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Before Round 3, the physician carefully taken a look at Outlaw’s cut and permitted the battle to continue. McKee opened with a level modification and got a takedown in the very first 20 seconds and struck Outlaw with a constant barrage of left hands. Hooligan did handle to reverse position to liquidate the backend of the last round, however similar to previously, he just didn’t toss enough from his leading position.
Unofficially, Outlaw had 11 minutes of ground control to 2 minutes for McKee. McKee had a frustrating benefit in strikes, 71-28, which consisted of 17-0 on elbows landed.
McKee, a previous Bellator featherweight champ, is now 3-0 as a light-weight. This was his very first battle after an 11-month layoff. Criminal has actually no rotated wins and losses in previous 3 bouts.
Up-to-date Bellator 301 outcomes consist of:
- A.J. McKee def. Sidney Outlaw through consentaneous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Alexander Shabliy def. Patricky Freire by means of consentaneous choice (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)– advances to light-weight grand prix last
- Archie Colgan def. Pieter Buist by means of consentaneous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Denise Kielholtz def. Sumiko Inaba through consentaneous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Timur Khizriev def. Justin Gonzales through consentaneous choice 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Keri Melendez def. Sabriye Sengul through submission (guillotine choke)– Round 2, 2:06
- Matheus Mattos def. Richard Palencia by means of submission (rear-naked choke)– Round 2, 3:20
- Ramazan Kuramagomedov def. Randall Wallace through submission (rear-naked choke)– Round 2, 3:49
- Islam Mamedov def. Killys Mota by means of split choice (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Cody Law def. Jefferson Pontes through consentaneous choice (30-27,30 -27, 30-27)
- Tim Wilde def. Mike Hamel by means of TKO (punches)– Round 3, 2:47
- Yves Landu def. Isao Kobayashi through consentaneous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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