Bellator 228 Open Workout Photo Highlights

AJ and Antonio McKee
AJ and Antonio McKee, Bellator 228 open workout Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Some of the biggest stars from this weekend’s Bellator 228 showed their stuff at Wednesday’s open workouts, including Patricio Pitbull, Lyoto Machida, Gegard Mousasi and more.

Los Angeles, CA — Bellator 228 goes down Saturday in Los Angeles, and sees the continuation of the Featherweight Grand Prix opening round. Patricio Pitbull will defend his 145lb title against Juan Archuleta as part of the tournament, while the undefeated AJ McKee is also in action, against Georgi Karakhanyan.

AJ is not the only McKee on the card, however. Father Antonio McKee, head coach at Team Bodyshop and a lightweight pioneer, is also on the bill. He’ll be fighting on the preliminary card ahead of his son, with the pair cornering one another. At age 49, McKee will likely be fighting his last fight, stepping into the cage for the first time since 2014.

Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida, meanwhile, returns against former middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi, with the winner looking at a title shot down the line. At middleweight, or potentially even light heavyweight.

On Wednesday, ahead of the big show, Bellator put on an open workout featuring some of the key players from the card. Cageside Press was on hand for the occasion, and you can check out a gallery of highlights below!