Undefeated A.J. McKee set to fight Jeremy Petley at Bellator 187 in Ireland

Undefeated Bellator featherweight A.J. McKee was hoping to finally fight rival James Gallagher in his next fight. That won’t happen, but they’ll be in the same building.

McKee has been booked to face Jeremy Petley at Bellator 187, promotion officials today told MMAjunkie. The fight is set for the main card of Bellator 187, which takes place Nov. 10 at 3Arena in Dublin Ireland and airs on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie.

The event is headlined by the Irish Gallagher, a teammate of UFC champion Conor McGregor, taking on Jeremiah Labiano in his native country.

McKee (9-0 MMA, 9-0 BMMA) is coming off a unanimous-decision win over Blair Tugman at last month’s Bellator 182. The 22-year-old McKee, one of Bellator’s fast rising stars, owns the longest winning streak in company history at nine. He and the undefeated Gallagher have beefed in recent months. They appear to be on a collision course for a showdown, though it will have to wait for another day.

In Petley (11-8 MMA, 1-0 BMMA), McKee faces a fighter who snapped a four-fight losing streak in his previous bout, when he defeated Chase Morton by decision in May in his Bellator debut.

With the addition, the Bellator 187 lineup now includes:

  • James Gallagher vs. Jeremiah Labiano
  • John Redmond vs. Charlie Ward
  • Andre Goncalvez vs. Brian Moore
  • A.J. McKee vs. Jeremy Petley

For more on Bellator 187, visit the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie