Cagewarriors’ Rhys McKee believes he is just two-fights away from a UFC contract.
‘Skeletor’ will headline a Cagewarriors’ event for the first time later this evening at a sold-out Neptune Stadium in Co.Cork.
Ballymena’s McKee will face Norway’s Hakon Foss in the main event that will be the promotion’s first card in the ROI since March 2017.
McKee makes his 170lbs debut for the promotion after a long and successful lightweight stint on the European scene, that included BAMMA Lonsdale and World titles reigns.
The Ballymena man believes he's just two-fights away from a #UFC contract 🇮🇪
- “I am 100% the next man"
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) November 9, 2019
The Northern Irish fighter says he is “without doubt” the next fighter from this island to sign with the UFC.
Niall McGrath spoke with the welterweight debutant for Off The Ball ahead of tonight’s fight card.
“I am 100% the next man. I now believe with 1,2,3 good performances - the way I intended to, that I could be two away, and I don’t think that’s me being ahead of it.
The Irish owned promotion has produced some of the biggest names in European MMA including the likes of: Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping, Gegard Mousasi, Dan Hardy, Joe Duffy, Paddy Holohan and Neil Seery - to name but a few.
McKee says he’ll be the next fighter Irish fighter from that list to join the World’s premiere mixed martial arts organisation.
“Come to march next year, I’m lining up perfect for that placement. I’d mix it up in there well,’ added the 24-year-old."
You can watch Cagewarriors 110 main card from 9PM on UFC Fight Pass & Pro Prelims from 7PM will be broadcast live and free on the Cage Warriors Facebook Page.
Rhys McKee vs. Håkon Foss – Welterweight
Joe McColgan vs. Robbie Scott – 160lbs Catchweight
Ian Garry vs. Mateusz Figlak – Welterweight
Eric Nolan vs. John Mitchell – Lightweight
Nathan Fletcher vs. Ciaran Mulholland – Bantamweight
Manny Akpan vs. Jack Maguire – Featherweight
Decky McAleenan vs TBC
Ismar Blagoje vs. Cathal Manning – Middleweight
Tomasz Wojtyna vs. Omran Chabaan – Welterweight