Unbeaten featherweight prospect A.J. McKee will lock horns with Jeremy Petley at Bellator 187 on Nov. 10.
A promotion official confirmed the pairing to Sherdog.com on Wednesday following an initial report from MMAjunkie.com. Bellator 187 takes place at the 3Arena in Dublin and is headlined by a 145-pound clash pitting James Gallagher against Jeremiah Labiano.
McKee and Gallagher have made a habit of calling each other out in recent months, and now the two featherweights will share the same venue in Gallagher’s home country.
McKee has compiled a 9-0 mark in the Bellator cage, finishing four of his wins by KO/TKO and two via submission. Most recently, “Mercenary” outpointed Blair Tugman at Bellator 182 on Aug. 25.
The 32-year-old Petley halted a four-fight skid in his last outing, as he took a three-round verdict over Chase Morton at Bellator 179. The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts veteran is 11-8-1 as a professional overall.