We’ve reached the end of Bellator’s 16-man featherweight tournament, and the two favorites have emerged to meet in this Saturday’s final.
Reigning champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire has racked up three successful title defenses on his way to the $1 million showdown with the undefeated sensation A.J. McKee. Over their combined six fights, Pitbull and McKee have finished five of their opponents. Only Juan Archuleta was able to go the distance with Freire, and he wasn’t close to winning on the scorecards.
To get you hyped up for their main event battle at Bellator 263, check out these compilation videos made by Bellator MMA showing the road to the final for these two outstanding fighters.
Opening Round: def. Juan Archuleta by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 49-46)
Quarterfinals: def. Pedro Carvalho by KO, round 1
Semifinals: def. Emmanuel Sanchez by submission, round 1
Opening Round: def. Georgi Karakhanyan by KO, round 1
Quarterfinals: def. Derek Campos by submission (armbar), round 3
Semifinals: def. Darrion Caldwell by submission (neck crank), round 1
Bellator 263 airs live on Showtime with the main card beginning at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT.