Antonio McKee Out of Fight Against Shinya Aoki in Dream


Antonio McKee - UFC 125

Antonio McKee at UFC 125

And just like that, Shinya Aoki is without an opponent once again.

Less than two days after Dream announced that former UFC and MFC fighter Antonio McKee had signed to face Aoki at Dream 17, he’s out.

Andrew Simon of HDNet Fights first announced the change via Twitter, and McKee’s manager also confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Monday that his fighter would not be fighting in Japan.

According to sources, McKee was unable to secure a visa in time to travel and fight in Japan.

McKee was one in a long line of fighters that Dream had contacted to face Aoki on the May 29 fight card. Former WEC champion Jamie Varner, as well as former WEC fighter Willamy Frieire, had also been contacted to take the fight, but it now appears all three are off the table.

There’s been no word if Aoki will remain on the card or not, but Dream has been known to pull in opponents, literally, with just hours remaining before a fight.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 views

Shinya Aoki doesn't want to give up his ONE FC lightweight title, but would drop to 145 pounds for a "super fight" with bantamweight champ Bibiano Fernandes. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC 181 is just days away, which means the rematch between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler is almost here. It's a fight fans have been anticipating, but so have Hendrcicks' coaches, too. As Marc La read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 10 views

The UFC announced six undercard fights for the Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale on Wednesday -- including one surprise debut. Tecia Torres will take on Angela Magana, Joanne Calderwood fights newcomer Seo read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

Johnny Case will fight Francisco Trevino in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night “McGregor vs. Siver” on Jan. 18. read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 5 views

Dan Miller won’t be making his return to the Octagon this year. Expected to face Daniel Sarafian at UFC Fight Night 58 in Barueri, Brazil, on Dec. 20, Miller was removed from the card due to an undis read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 9 views

UFC on Fox 13 from Phoenix, Arizona is just 4 days away. See who is competing on this Saturday's show. If you caught any of the NFL on Fox action yesterday, you may have heard play-by-play announcers read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey announced that she will be releasing a new book in 2015 written by her sister Maria Burns Ortiz. On Monday afternoon, Regan Arts announced that they had read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 3 views

Nine days before the show, the UFC Fight Night 58 card has suffered another change. Rony Jason, winner of the first season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, was forced to withdraw from a bout with Tom read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC newcomer Antonio dos Santos Jr. has replaced Dan Miller and fights fellow middleweight Daniel Sarafian next week at UFC Fight Night 58.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>