Patricio Pitbull vs. AJ McKee face-off

Before fighting at Bellator 263, every matchup met for their faceoff. 

The most highly-anticipated fight card in promotional history, Bellator 263, goes down on Saturday night. Starting at 7 p.m. ET, the preliminary card will feature six fights on YouTube. The main card will follow up with five fights at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime. Bellator 263 will be headlined by the two most talented fighters on the roster, Patricio Pitbull and AJ McKee Jr.

Since joining Bellator in 2010, Pitbull has built up a promotional record of 20-4. Being considered the best fighter in Bellator, Pitbull had high expectations going into the Featherweight Grand Prix. Pitbull now finds himself in the finals after beating Juan Archuleta, Pedro Carvalho, and Emmanuel Sanchez. If Pitbull wins at Bellator 263, he will silence any doubts about being the best fighter in promotional history.

With that being said, McKee has yet to be defeated in his 17 pro-MMA fights. Despite dominating all of his opponents, the one thing keeping McKee from superstardom is a big-name win. After beating Georgi Karakhanyan, Derek Campos, and Darrion Caldwell, McKee has earned a chance at fighting the champion and winning the $1 million prize. Safe to say, Pitbull vs. McKee is the last fight you want to miss.

After successfully weighing in, every fighter faced off one more time before fighting at Bellator 263. Scott Coker stood in the middle and ensured nothing escalated after the intense press conference yesterday.

Every face-off photo for Bellator 263: Patricio Pitbull vs. AJ McKee, shot by FanSided MMA’s Amy Kaplan.

Patricio Pitbull vs. AJ McKee Jr.

McKee walked up aggressively, and Pitbull quickly put up his hands. The faceoff did not escalate, but both fighters ended the faceoff with a quick interview stating their confidence in winning.

Patricio Pitbull brought his son on stage with him to weigh in (Photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Patricio Pitbull brought his son on stage with him to weigh in (Photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Patricio Pitbull vs. AJ McKee (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Patricio Pitbull vs. AJ McKee (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Patricio Pitbull vs. AJ McKee (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Patricio Pitbull vs. AJ McKee (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Patricio Pitbull (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: AJ McKee (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: AJ McKee (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: AJ McKee (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: AJ McKee (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: AJ McKee (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: AJ McKee (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Mads Burnell vs. Emmanuel Sanchez

Sanchez offers a friendly handshake, and both fighters looked intense.

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Mads Burnell (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Mads Burnell (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins:Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Mads Burnell (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Emmanuel Sanchez (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Mads Burnell (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Manny Muro

Fighters kept their distance and stayed calm.

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Manny Muro (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Manny Muro
(photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Usman Nurmagomedov (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Manny Muro (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Islam Mamedov vs. Brent Primus

Primus offered a friendly handshake to begin, and both fighters kept their distance.

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Brent Primus (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Brent Primus (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Brent Primus vs. Islam Mamedov (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Islam Mamedov (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Chris Gonzalez vs. Goiti Yamauchi

Yamauchi stared at Gonzalez intensely, and Gonzalez took off his mask to show the same.

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Goiti Yamauchi vs. Chris Gonzalez
(photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Goiti Yamauchi vs. Chris Gonzalez (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Vanessa Porto vs. Ilara Joanne

Joanne took her mask off and flashed a smile to Porto.

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Vanessa Porto vs. Ilara Joanne(photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Gadzhi Rabadanov vs. Daniel Carey

Fighters left on their mask and kept distance.

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Gadzhi Rabadanov vs. Daniel Carey (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Khasan Mahomedsharipov vs. Jonathan Quiroz

Fighters left on their mask and kept distance.

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Khasan Magomedsharipov vs. Jonathan Quiroz (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Johnny Cisneros vs. Joshua Jones

Cisneros got extremely close to Jones, and both fighters stayed calm.

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Joshua Jones vs. Johnny Cisneros (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Georgia Karakhanyan vs. Kiefer Crosbie

Crosbie started with hands up and decided to put them down and take a step closer. Scott Coker told them they could separate, but they chose to stay in each other’s face. They ended the faceoff with a laugh.

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Kiefer Crosbie (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Kiefer Crosbie (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Kiefer Crosbie (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Kiefer Crosbie (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Kiefer Crosbie (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Kiefer Crosbie (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Kiefer Crosbie (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Kiefer Crosbie (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Brian Moore vs. Jordan Winski

Both fighters looked intense and ready for war.

Bellator 263 weigh-ins: Brian Moore vs. Jordan Winski (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)

Bellator 263 takes place on July 31, 2021, live from Forum in Los Angeles, CA. Follow along with FanSided, who is cageside for all your live news and highlights.

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