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Patricio Pitbull, AJ McKee Both Compete At Bellator In October

Rivals Patricio Pitbull and AJ McKee will be in action at Bellator in October.

Pitbull will defend his featherweight title against Adam Borics on October 1 at Bellator 286 from Long Beach, California. The event will air live on Showtime.

Along with Pitbull vs. Borics, McKee takes on Spike Carlyle as he moves up to lightweight following his run at 145 pounds.

Pitbull, 35, has been one of the faces of Bellator for well over a decade. The Brazilian finisher became just the second Bellator fighter to simultaneously hold two titles when he knocked out then-lightweight champion Michael Chandler in the first round of their 2019 meeting, and his resume is as lengthy and renowned as anyone’s in MMA, regardless of promotion. T

he winner of eight of his last ten, Pitbull has continued to display his dominance into his mid-30s. Against Borics, Pitbull will look to begin yet another successful era as the top dog at 145-pounds.

Borics, “The Kid,” has been nearly perfect inside the BELLATOR cage, amassing five straight finishes in as many outings to start his tenure with the promotion, building a highlight reel with wins over former champion Pat Curran, Aaron Pico, Jeremy Kennedy and Mads Burnell.

Currently riding a four-fight winning streak, his successes and marked improvements in each subsequent bout have seen Borics catapult into the upper echelon of the featherweight division, landing at his current perch as the division’s #2-ranked contender.

On the prelims, Richard Palenica faces Cee Jay Hamilton. Palenica is a former LFA champion with a perfect 10-0 record.

BELLATOR 286: PITBULL VS. BORICS MAIN CARD:
SHOWTIME
Saturday, October 1 — 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT

Featherweight World Championship: #1-P4P-Patricio “Pitbull” (33-5) vs. #2-Adam Borics (18-1)
Lightweight Co-Main Event: #1-AJ McKee (18-1) vs. Spike Carlyle (14-3)

BELLATOR 286: PITBULL VS. BORICS PRELIMINARY CARD:
BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel | SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel | Pluto TV
7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT

Bantamweight Bout: Richard Palencia (10-0) vs. Cee Jay Hamilton (15-9)