In an action-packed co-main event, former champion A.J. McKee could not finish a game Spike Carlyle, but still put on an exciting and dominant performance at Bellator 286. After three rounds of mostly scrambling and submission attempts, the ‘Mercenary’ scored a unanimous decision win. On Twitter, pro fighters and pundits reacted to the match.
WOW, McKee and Carlyle are going 180 mph at the start #Bellator286— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) October 2, 2022
Carlyle vs Mckee is a really good fight— Louis Smolka (@LouisSmolkaMMA) October 2, 2022
Spike literally can’t be in a boring fight that dude is wild— Billy Quarantillo (@BillyQMMA) October 2, 2022
A.J. McKee vs. Spike Carlyle was the best kind of absurd. Super intrigued to see what McKee can be at 155 pounds. Dude looked like a monster tonight. #Bellator286— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) October 2, 2022
That was fucking fantastic, I don't care if they were both exhausted by R3. Legit felt like a 5 minute fight, nonstop action.— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) October 2, 2022