The 21-year-old McKee is the son of Ultimate Fighting Championship
McKee and has posted a 7-0 mark since turning pro in April
2015. “The Mercenary's” entire pro career has come in the Bellator
MMA cage, most recently picking up a unanimous decision over
Phillips at Bellator 171 in January.
Mazzotta, 29, has lost just once in his pro career, suffering a
knockout at the hands of current UFC bantamweight champion Cody
Garbrandt in March 2014. Since then, Mazzotta has won nine in a
row, winning a five-round unanimous decision over Solon
Staley under the Pinnacle Fighting Championships banner in
Bellator 178 is headlined by a familiar featherweight affair, as
Straus returns to defend against “Pitbull” Patricio
Freire in the fourth bout between the two, with the challenger
holding two wins over the champion.