Bellator 263 weigh-in results: A.J. McKee makes weight on second attempt, main event with Pitbull official

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The Bellator 263 main event is official, but A.J. McKee certainly made it interesting.

McKee registered 145.2 pounds — 0.2 pounds over the contracted featherweight limit — during Friday's weigh-in at the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel. He had up to 90 minutes to shed the 0.2 pounds but only took 15 minutes to return to the scale and hit 145 pounds on the dot for his second attempt. McKee let out a roar in approval.

Since Patricio "Pitbull" Freire came in at 144.5 pounds earlier in the weigh-in, the Bellator 263 main event is official, as "Pitbull" will defend the featherweight world championship against McKee live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Saturday night. The winner of the Featherweight World Grand Prix Final will also leave The Forum with a cool $1 million in tow.

A ceremonial weigh-in will follow the official session Friday at 4 p.m. ET.

Here are all the official results from the Bellator 263 weigh-in.



Manny Muro completes weigh-in

Muro hits 156 pounds on the scale, imploring MMA fans to tune in Saturday night to watch him fight Usman Nurmagomedov. And this weigh-in is complete.

McKee returns for second attempt, makes weight

A.J. McKee comes back out with a pool towel draped around his waist. He drops the towel and hits 145 on the dot. McKee flexes and roars in approval, as the main event is official. We are now only awaiting Manny Muro to step onto the scale.

McKee takes the scale, comes in slightly over

The top contender for the featherweight title steps onto the scale at 145.2 pounds. McKee now has 90 minutes to shed that 0.2 pounds to make weight and for the featherweight world championship fight to be official.

Goiti Yamauchi

155.5 pounds for Yamauchi. We are now only waiting for Manny Muro and main eventer A.J. McKee to take the scale.

Islam Mamedov

154.9 pounds for Mamedov and his lightweight tilt against Brent Primus is all set.

Usman Nurmagomedov

The 12-0 Nurmagomedov weighs in at 155.3 pounds.

Brent Primus

155.2 pounds for the former lightweight champ.

Emmanuel Sanchez makes weight, co-main event set

The co-main eventer registers 145.3 pounds. Mads Burnell weighed in at 145.5 pounds earlier, so the Bellator 263 featherweight co-main event clash is official.

Chris Gonzalez

He registers 155 on the dot.

Welcome, as Pitbull takes the scale first

We'll be bringing you all the live results from the Bellator 263 main card weigh-in. So keep it locked in right here.

First to the scale is the champ, Patricio 'Pitbull' Freire. The featherweight world champ strokes his beard, steps onto the scale, and registers 144.5 pounds. He flexes, nods his head, and steps off the scale.

That's one-half of the Bellator 263 main event set.


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