Former Bellator featherweight champion AJ McKee has extended his contract with the organisation.
Bellator revealed in a press release on Tuesday that it had renewed McKee's multi-year deal.
McKee will participate in the upcoming Lightweight World Grand Prix competition, according to Scott Coker, president of Bellator.
Before renewing his agreement with Bellator, McKee still had two matches left on his previous contract.
He considered joining the UFC to compete against great fighters like Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski.
Just a few weeks ago, McKee most recently competed at the Bellator-Rizin cross-promotional event. In his second bout as a lightweight, he defeated Roberto de Souza by unanimous decision.
After losing a featherweight title rematch to Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire last April, McKee opted for a move to 155lbs. He won his lightweight debut against Spike Carlyle last October.