Minty Bets is joined by Kevin Iole to preview the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix between Patricio Freire and A.J. McKee at The Forum in Inglewood, CA on Sat. July 31.
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Taking place this weekend at the Forum in Inglewood, California, AJ McKee, a plus 105 underdog, will challenge Patricio Pitbull Freire, a minus 125 favorite in the finals of the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix. Here with me is Kevin Iole to give us his best bet for the weekend. Kevin, what a mouthful. What do you think of this?
KEVIN IOLE: Well, I think, first of all, this is the best fight that Bellator could absolutely put on. This is the home grown prospect AJ McKee. He fought his entire career with Bellator. Been a dominant fighter all the way through his career from the beginning to the end. Now he's facing the Pitbull, who is a two division world champion for Bellator, and he is number eight on my pound for pound list. So a really highly regarded fighter.
I like McKee to win this fight, actually. I think his height, his range and his versatility in this fight will make the difference. I see him winning that $1 million prize for capturing the Grand Prix Championship. I think he is going to finish the Pitbull.
And I know that is a big statement, Minty, because the Pitbull is a tough guy. But I see a finisher. AJ McKee is your new champion, in my opinion, by finish.
MINTY BETS: Wow. All righty. Good luck to you, Kevin.
KEVIN IOLE: Thank you Minty.