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Bellator 263 video: Watch how Patricio Pitbull and A.J. McKee romped through featherweight grand prix

Spoiler alert: These two were dominant.

Open workout at The Forum for the Bellator 263 $1 million featherweight title fight between AJ McKee and champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and AJ McKee square off during the Bellator 263 open workout at The Forum in Inglewood, Thursday, July 22, 2021.
Photo by Hans Gutknecht/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images

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.

Patricio Pitbull

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

A.J. McKee

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.