A.J. McKee is a professional mixed martial artist from the United States of America. He fights in Bellator MMA. In April 2022, he was named the No.1 pound-for-pound fighter. He is also a former Bellator Featherweight Champion.
Player Profile and Personal Life
A. J. McKee was born on April 7, 1995, in Long Beach, California, the United States. He currently fights out of Lakewood, California. McKee stands 178 cm and his reach is listed at 187 cm long. He weighs 66 kg, which places him in the Featherweight Division.
Nicknamed “Mercenary”, his parents are Michelle George and Antonio McKee. He attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School where he was on the wrestling team. For college, he attended Notre Dame College. He also attended Cerritos College.
As of April 2022, McKee has had 19 professional fights and has won 18 of them. He debuted as a professional mixed martial arts fighter in 2015. It was for Bellator 136. He went up against Marcos Bonilla in April of that year.
He had two more Bellator fights in 2015 and he had three in 2016. Some of the fighters he went up against during this period include James Barnes, Cody Walker, and Ray Wood. He fought four times in 2017. He headlined his first event, the Bellator 187 – McKee Vs Moore on November 10, 2017. The opponent was Brian Moore. McKee won in a Technical Submission via Rear-Naked Choke.
He had three more fights in 2018. In 2019, he had an additional three fights and three wins. In November 2020, he headlined Bellator 253 – Cladwell VS McKee. He won that fight. He only had one fight in 2020. In 2021, he won against Patricio Friere. A rematch was scheduled between the two in April 2022, and Friere won.
Total Fights - 19
Wins - 18
- Wins by Knockout - 6
- Wins by Submission - 7
- Wins by Decision - 5
Losses - 1
- Losses by Decision - 1