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Antonio McKee, Unable to Fight Shinya Aoki Due to Visa Issues

Written on May 17, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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Antonio McKee, being unable to obtain a visa, has slipped his chance to take his much-anticipated bout with Shinya Aoki at the DREAM 'Fight for Japan.'

Antonio McKee will not be able to fight Shinya Aoki on DREAM’s “Fight for Japan” on May 29, after he was unable to present his visa. FEG promoter – Mike Kogan – reacted to this report, insisting that the bout between Antonio McKee and Shinya Aoki is canceled due to other reasons and not in the former’s visa.

That said, Jamie Varner was tapped to replace Antonio McKee and facing Shinya Aoki. The DREAM “Fight for Japan” is a charity event that would help the victims last March’s Japan earthquake, and will take place at Saitama Super Arena.

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After UFC: Antonio McKee Defends His MFC Belt

Written on January 16, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Although Antonio McKee was released by UFC after his split decision loss at UFC 125, his fate is on for a new twist as he defends his vacated lightweight title at Maximum Fighting Championship on February.

Antonio McKee got one shot in the Octagon, lost via split decision at UFC 125, and was sent home packing. But before he entered the promotion, McKee was a lightweight champion at Maximum Fighting Championship in early 2009. Hence, he will put his title on the line for the second time at MFC 28 against Drew Fickett.

The McKee vs Fickett will serve as a co-main event at MFC 28. The bout is set to take place on February 25, at the River Cree Resort and Casino, just outside Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. MFC 28 will air live on HDNet Fights. Will Antonio McKee redeem his MMA career this time?

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UFC Open Doors for Antonio McKee

Written on September 17, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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UFC just got another optimal fighter in the house, as Antonio "Mandingo" McKee signs a multi-fight deal contract with the promotion. Will Mandingo have a share of the spot light this time?

Former IFL and MFC contender Antonio McKee’s effort to make a difference as a fighter had paid off, as he signs a new multi-fight contract with UFC. Though having a victory trail of 14 consecutive fights, Antonio “Mandingo” McKee never made the headlines. He was not known particularly as an exciting fighter, though he is a first-rate wrestler and grappler. As a proof of how superb he is, Mandingo overthrown Luciano Azevedo in the Maximum Fighting Championships last Friday night. McKee, who had become synonymous with going to decisions, got the stoppage at just over halfway through the first round. The California-based fighter will take a leap right into the middle of the lightweight division of UFC, and there will be no easy ordeal for him in purview.

Whether when would McKee’s UFC debut will happen, no words are coming out yet. So always check back for more McKee news.

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