Bellator 263: Pitbull vs. McKee Weigh-In and Face-Off Photo Highlights

A.J. McKee, Bellator 263 ceremonial
A.J. McKee, Bellator 263 ceremonial Weigh-In Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Bellator 263 lost one fight at the official weigh-in on Friday morning in sunny California, but that was all it lost.

Which, in comparison to a UFC card ravaged by fight cancellations, was very good news. The better news? Saturday’s main event, the featherweight grand prix finale between champ Patricio Pitbull and the undefeated A.J. McKee, is official.

At long last, the fight everyone wanted when the tournament kicked off well over a year ago is here. One more sleep, then on to the show.

Full results from Friday’s weigh-in, plus a gallery of highlights, can be found below!

Bellator 263: Pitbull vs. McKee Weigh-In Results

Main Card

Featherweight: Patrício Freire (c) (144.5) vs. A. J. McKee (145)* – for the Bellator featherweight championship/grand prix finale
Featherweight: Mads Burnell (145.5) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (145.3)
Lightweight: Usman Nurmagomedov (155.3) vs. Manny Muro (156)
Lightweight: Brent Primus (155.2) vs. Islam Mamedov (154.9)
Catchweight (160lb): Goiti Yamauchi (155.5) vs. Chris Gonzalez (155.2)

Preliminary card

Women’s Flyweight: Vanessa Porto (125.6) vs. Ilara Joanne (125.2)
Catchweight (150lb): Gadzhi Rabadanov (149) vs. Daniel Carey (149.1)
Featherweight: Khasan Magomedsharipov (144.6) vs. Jonathan Quiroz (146)
Catchweight (180lb): Johnny Cisneros (179.2) vs. Joshua Jones (179.6)
Lightweight: Georgi Karakhanyan (155.6) vs. Kiefer Crosbie (155.9)
Bantamweight: Brian Moore (135.8) vs. Jordan Winski (135.6)
Catchweight (190lb): Justin Barry (N/A)** vs. Daniel Compton (189.6)

McKee weighed in at 145.2lbs on his first attempt, had 90 minutes to continue cutting weight. McKee weighed in roughly 30 minutes later at 145lbs, successfully making championship weight.

** Justin Barry did not pass medicals, did not weigh in. His fight against Daniel Compton has been removed from the Bellator 263 card. Compton will be paid his show money.

Official Weigh-in Gallery

Ceremonial Weigh-in Gallery