Twitter reacts to A.J. McKee’s quick finish of Patricio Freire to win title at Bellator 263

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A.J. McKee journey to the top reached its apex on Saturday when he claimed the featherweight title from Patricio Freire in the Bellator 263 headliner.

McKee’s (18-0 MMA, 18-0 BMMA) run from inexperienced debutant to undefeated champion came full circle when he beat Freire (32-5 MMA, 20-5 BMMA) by first-round technical submission in the main event matchup at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

Not only did McKee claim the 145-pound belt with his performance, but he also won the promotion’s 16-man grand prix and received a $1 million prize.

Check below for the top Twitter reactions to McKee’s title victory over Freire at Bellator 263.

MMA Junkie

https://twitter.com/MMAjunkie/status/1421685113138540550

Scott Coker

https://twitter.com/ScottCoker/status/1421685718829522944

Bellator

https://twitter.com/BellatorMMA/status/1421686931939893248

Daniel Cormier

https://twitter.com/dc_mma/status/1421687048637861893

Nolan King

https://twitter.com/mma_kings/status/1421687155470917634

Greg Rosenstein

https://twitter.com/grosenstein/status/1421687450800254977

Bellator

https://twitter.com/BellatorMMA/status/1421687544840744969

Ryan Clark

https://twitter.com/Realrclark25/status/1421687665209090048

Aaron Bronsteter

https://twitter.com/aaronbronsteter/status/1421687714399887360

Ben Askren

https://twitter.com/Benaskren/status/1421687758251339779

Daniel Cormier

https://twitter.com/dc_mma/status/1421687772742516741

Deron Winn

https://twitter.com/DeronWinn/status/1421687906641473539

Danny Segura

https://twitter.com/dannyseguratv/status/1421687895421689859

Ariel Helwani

https://twitter.com/arielhelwani/status/1421687972311834626

Scott Coker

https://twitter.com/ScottCoker/status/1421688055920939010

Mike Jackson

https://twitter.com/TheTruthJackson/status/1421688286318313475

Simon Head

https://twitter.com/simonhead/status/1421688566644715520

Scott Coker

https://twitter.com/ScottCoker/status/1421688702795800580

MMA Junkie

https://twitter.com/MMAjunkie/status/1421688806281863169

Bellator

https://twitter.com/BellatorMMA/status/1421688985978609664

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