Lowkick MMA will be bringing you LIVE Bellator 277: AJ McKee vs. Patricio Pitbull 2 results throughout the night (Fri. Apr. 15, 2022) from the SAP Center in San Jose, CA.
The main event of the night will be a rematch between two of the top featherweights in the world, Champion AJ Mckee and #1 ranked Patricio Pitbull.
Ten months removed from a contest that shockingly ended in under two minutes when AJ Mckee rocked and then submitted Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 263, the rematch is set for two of the most polarizing fighters in the promotion.
Pitbull has previously held the featherweight title twice and looks eager to regain the gold he lost back in July. He also boasts an impressive seven title defenses and two Bellator tournament victories. Mckee, however, is making his own case to be one of the Bellator greats. Getting his professional start in Bellator, Mckee has accumulated an imposing professional MMA record of 18-0.
The main event is not the only title fight on the card, as Light Heavyweight Champion Vadim Nemkov takes on Corey ‘Overtime’ Anderson in the co-main event. Coined as the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix final, the winner will not only receive the Light Heavyweight Championship, but also a cash prize of 1 million dollars.
The undercard also features a pair of interesting fights as #4 ranked Featherweight Aaron Pico takes on Bellator newcomer Adli Edwards in a 150-pound catchweight contest. Opening the card, #5 ranked Heavyweight Tim Johnson looks to slug it out with #4 ranked Linton Vassell.
Main Card (Showtime/BBC Iplayer – 7pm pt)
Featherweight World Championship – C AJ Mckee (18-0) vs. #1 Patricio Pitbull (15-5)
Results: Patricio Pitbull defeats Aj Mckee via Unanimous Decision (48-46)
Light Heavyweight Bout World Grand Prix Final – C Vadim Nemkov vs. #1 Corey Anderson (16-5)
Results: Ruled a No Contest after Doctor Stoppage in Round 3
150-Pound Contract Weight Bout – #4 Aaron Pico (9-3) vs. Aldi Edwards (9-1)
Results:Aaron Pico defeats Aldi Edwards via Round 3 TKO
Heavyweight Bout – #5 Tim Johnson (15-8) vs. #4 Linton Vassell (22-8, 1 NC)
Results: Linton Vassell defeats Tim Johnson via Round 1 TKO
Preliminary Card (Bellator Youtube/Showtime Youtube/Pluto TV – 4pm pt)
Heavyweight Bout – #7 Tyrell Fortune (11-2, 1 NC) vs. Rakim Cleveland (21-14-1)
Results: Tyrell Fortune defeats Rakim Cleveland via Round 1 TKO
Light Heavyweight Bout – Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (18-7-1) vs. Rafael Carvalho (16-6)
Results: Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov defeats Rafael Carvalho via Round 2 TKO
140-Pound Contract Weight Bout – Gaston Bolanos (5-3) vs. Daniel Carey (7-5)
Results: Gaston Bolanos defeats Daniel Carey via Round 1 TKO
Welterweight Bout – #9 Kyle Crutchmer (8-1) vs. Michael Lombardo (12-2, 1NC)
Results: Kyle Crutchmer defeats Michael Lombardo via Unanimous Decision (29-27)
Bantamweight Bout – Bobby Seronio III (1-0) vs. Calob Ramirez (1-1)
Results: Bobby Seronio III defeats Caleb Ramirez via Round 2 KO
Welterweight Bout – Tyson Siphavong-Miller (2-0) vs. Rhalan Gracie (0-3)
Results: Tyson Siphavong-Miller defeats Rhalan Gracie via Doctor Stoppage after Round 1
Flyweight Bout – Edwin De Los Santos (1-0) vs. Alberto Mendez (0-0,1NC)
Results: Edwin De Los Santos defeats Alberto Mendez via Unanimous Decision (30-27)
Featherweight Bout – Socrates Hernandez (0-1) vs. Rogelio Luna (Pro Debut)
Results: Rogelio Luna defeats Socrates Hernandez via Round 3 TKO
Featherweight Bout – Laird Anderson (1-0) vs. JT Donaldson (4-5)
Results: Laird Anderson defeats JT Donaldson via Round 1 Submission (RNC)
Light Heavyweight Bout – Theo Haig (Pro Debut) vs. Alan Benson (1-2)
Results: Theo Haig defeats Alan Benson via Round 1 Submission (RNC)