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A.J. McKee to face Pat Curran at Bellator 221
A.J. McKee is getting a second try at a bout against Pat Curran, scheduled for Bellator 221 as confirmed by sources. The two were booked for a fight last September at Bellator 205, however Curran was compelled to withdraw owing to an injury. Mckee has remained unbeaten in 13 bouts in Bellator. Holding record for maximum consecutive bellator wins, the 23 year old has had three out of four finishes, recently taking down Daniel Crawford with his anaconda choke in the very first round of their fight in Bellator 212. On the other hand, this will be Curran’s first time in action since October, 2017. The 23-7 won the Bellator featherweight title twice and has defended it the same number of times since his first victory. He has consecutively triumphed with unanimous decision wins over John Teixeira, Emmanuel Sanchez and GeorgiKarakhanyan. The McKee vs Curran bout is scheduled to take place at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on 11th May. It is supposed to headlined by a Michael Chandler vs. PatricioFrieresuperfight.
Paul Felder suffers from collapsed lung at UFC Phoenix
Paul Felder recently added to his legacy of injuries when he battled through with a collapsed lung in the last moments of his main-card fight against James Vick, which ultimately ended with a unanimous decision in Felder’s favour. According to his maager, Brian Butler’s post, Felder had sustained the injury due to a hit on the ribs in the third round of the fight, resulting in him being admitted in a hospital in Phoenix for a day. This is not the first time that Felder has fought through a massive injury to continue his fight. Last year, he had pushed on with a mid-fight broken arm to fight against Mike Perry, who ultimately defeated him.
Ishii accepts multi-fight contract with KSW
According to the press release by Polish promotion KSW on Monday morning, Olympic gold medallist Satoshi Ishii has signed a multi-fight contract with the organization. The Bellator veteran is currently 19-8-1, having turned pro in 2009. He has had notable victories over Jeff Monson, Tim Sylvia, Heath Herring and Pedro Rizzo. In fact, he also had once defeated Philip De Fries, the current possessor of the KSW heavyweight title in their IGF clash in 2014. The Japanese heavyweight has fought under some of the most reputed banners in MMA such as RIZIN, Bellator, K-1 as well as Dream and has also faced some of the biggest names in the sport, including MirkoCro Cop and FedorEmelianenko. As of now, Ishii is on a four-fight victory streak, his latest victory being a dominant first round triumph against Rodrigo Carlos at the Serbian Battle Championship 20.