Bellator 205 results: A.J. McKee scores vicious, one-punch knockout of John Teixeira

BOISE, Idaho – Doubt A.J. McKee (12-0 MMA, 12-0 BMMA) at your own risk, as “Mercenary” stayed perfect with a brutal knockout of John Teixeira (21-4-2 MMA, 4-3 BMMA).

The featherweight contest served as the main event of Bellator 205, which aired on Paramount from CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho.

McKee opened the fight quickly with a high kick, though Teixeira blocked it and fired right back with a low strike of his own. The taller McKee kept his distance early, using kicks to attack the body before an acrobatic high kick just missed and sent him tumbling to the floor.

As he scrambled back to his feet, McKee looked to attack. As Teixeira tried to close the distance, a vicious left hand landed clean to his chin, sending him crashing to the floor. Seeing his opponent’s head slam off the canvas, McKee didn’t bother with a follow-up blow, walking off with a brutal first-round knockout in just 69 seconds.

“I’m amped up,” McKee said after the win. “I’m happy to put on a show for all the fans out here in Idaho. … It’s all about doing what you do and supporting others and helping each other.

“Since day one, it’s A-1. Where is my belt? It needs to be flossy. I need a nice belt around my waist.”

Up-to-the-minute Bellator 205 results include:

  • Rafael Lovato Jr. def. John Salter via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:27
  • Veta Arteaga def. Denise Kielholtz via submission (standing guillotine choke) – Round 2, 4:24
  • Patricky Freire def. Roger Huerta via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 0:43
  • Joe Aguirre vs. Stephen Stirewalt
  • Bryce Edminster vs. Leon Taylor
  • Kyle Frost vs. David Rangel
  • Andrew Cruz vs. Nathan Stolen
  • Johnny Nunez def. Josh Wick unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
  • Vince Morales def. Justin Hugo via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 29-27)
  • Adam Borics def. Josenaldo Silva via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 1:46
  • Steve Mowry def. Ben Moa via submission (Americana) – Round 1, 2:40
  • Jarod Trice def. Sean Powers via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Emilio Trevino def. Sua Tuani via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:55

For more on Bellator 205, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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