Scott Cocker A.J. McKee’s success speaks to the Grand Prix timeline
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Like many spectators at home, Scott Cocker was stunned A.J. MaggieUnusual finish at the Bellator 253 main event on Thursday.
McKee (17-0 MMA, 17-0 PMMA) defeated former Bellator Phantomweight Champion Dorian Caldwell by 71 seconds from guard with a rare modified neck.
“I have never seen a submission like this,” Cocker told MMA Junkie at a post-war news conference. “The new name is ‘McKee-Odin?’ It was the first time for me. I have seen all the different cranes. It took me a second to figure it out.
“I said to John McCarthy, ‘John, did you see it coming?’ He said, ‘I saw you coming.’ But I said to Josh Thompson, ‘Did you see Josh coming?’ He said, ‘No, I do not see it growing. It’s a very gentle move.
With the win, McGee loses and advances to the final of the tournament, where he will meet the winner of the Bellator Featherweight Champion Patricio Freyer And Emmanuel Sanchez In 2021.
The rest of the semifinals or subsequent finals have not yet had difficult dates, but Platter has provided a tough timeline for the presidential promotion.
“There’s a lot of riding in line, and I know everyone is going to ask me, so I can bring it up: duration,” Coker said. “Look, I want to do other fights at the end of January. At the end of March, we will try to get this fight. We will try to get to the finals. ”
Whenever Freer (31-4 MMA, 19-4 PMMA) and Sanchez (20-4 MMA, 12-3 PMMA) fight, they compete with each other. This is the second time. In November 2018, Frier defeated Sanchez by a unanimous decision.
McGee has finished all three of his matches so far. After knocking down George Caragana in the opening round eight seconds, McKee submitted Derek Campos to advance to the match with Caldwell.
Benlater 254 took place on Thursday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Con Ancosville.
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