In life, there is no greater joy for a parent then to witness their offspring succeed at something. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a ruthless wrecking ball whose ability to capitalize on any opening combined with a rich MMA pedigree makes him one of Bellator MMA’s brightest young guns. A professional since April 2015 and representing Team Bodyshop, 22 year old AJ McKee holds a 7-0 record consisting of three knockouts, two submissions and two decisions. AJ is the son of MMA veteran Antonio McKee.
In his MMA debut at Bellator 136, AJ submitted Marcos Bonilla via rear naked choke in round one. Then he knocked out James Barnes at Bellator 141. AJ earned a first round knockout over JT Donaldson at Bellator 147 followed by a TKO victory over Danilo Belluardo at Bellator 152. At Bellator 160, McKee submitted Cody Walker in the second round. He defeated Ray Wood via unanimous decision at Bellator 166. In 2017 AJ earned a unanimous decision victory over Brandon Philips at Bellator 171. At Bellator 178 on April 21, AJ will face Dominic Mazzotta (11-1) in a battle between two up and coming prospects. Good luck AJ!