AJ McKee has received a new opponent and as a result, Bellator 205 has a new main event.
MMAjunkie was the first to report that McKee would now be taking on John Teixeira in a featherweight bout that will serve as the headliner. It was recently revealed that former champ Pat Curran was forced to withdraw from the fight due to injury.
McKee enters this fight on an 11 fight winning streak as he is coming off a unanimous-decision win over Justin Lawrence at Bellator 197 in April.
On the flip side, Teixeira is looking to get back to his winning ways coming into this fight as he is on a two-fight losing skid including losses to Curran and Daniel Weichel. Before the recent downslide, he was on a 10-fight winning streak.
Rafael Lovato Jr. vs. John Salter in a middleweight bout will serve as the co-main event. Rounding out this four bout main card is Patricky Freire vs. Roger Huerta in a lightweight bout and Veta Arteaga vs. Denise Kielholtz in a women’s flyweight bout.
Bellator 205 is set to take place on Friday, September 21, 2018 at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The preliminary card will air online at 7:00 pm EST while the main card will air on Paramount Network at 9:00 PM EST.
Main card (9 p.m. ET, Paramount)
Featherweight Bout: AJ McKee vs. John Teixeira
Middleweight Bout: Rafael Lovato Jr. vs. John Salter
Lightweight Bout: Patricky Freire vs. Roger Huerta
Women’s Flyweight Bout: Veta Arteaga vs. Denise Kielholtz
Preliminary card (7 p.m. ET, Online)
Andrew Cruz vs. Nathan Stolen
Kyle Frost vs. David Rangel
Joe Aguirre vs. Stephen Stirewalt
Justin Hugo vs. Vince Morales
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