April 3rd, 2019

Meet Our Partners: Rhys McKee

At ToalsBet.com we want to get involved in the world of sport through our partners, as well as give them that extra bit of support. We have wanted to get involved in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts for quite some time, which has a huge growing fan-base in the UK and Ireland.

Introducing our first ever MMA sponsorship with Cage Warriors Welterweight fighter Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee.

Rhys McKee fights out of Next Generation Ballymena, Northern Ireland under the watchful eye of Rodney Moore and guidance of former UFC fighter ‘Stormin’ Norman Parke. McKee has fought with BAMMA as Lightweight champion and now has recently signed with Europe’s leading promotion Cage Warriors.

‘Skeletor’ currently holds a 9-2-1 record and has fought current Cage Warriors Lightweight Jai Herbert, who is fighting for the Lightweight title in his next bout. He has also fought current Cage Warriors fighter Tim Barnett, Bellator’s recently acquired SBG Ireland prospect Richie Smullen and former BAMMA two-weight world champion Terry Brazier.

Rhys made his CW debut in December 2018 when he announced himself on the big stage by knocking out Jefferson George in the very first round. He also submitted Perry Goodwin in his most recent fight in March of this year at Cage Warriors 102 in London.

The former BAMMA Lightweight champion has decided to move up in weight to Welterweight, despite being on the verge of a CW Lightweight title shot. Weight cutting to 155 pounds is something that is getting harder for the prospect and a move up to 170 will be a smart move for the longevity of the 23-year-olds career.

Cage Warriors is a clear path to the UFC. Former fighters in Michael Bisping, Conor McGregor, Dan Hardy, Gegard Mousasi, Joanna Jedrzejzyk and Paul Daly are some familiar names who have made the jump. This is the path Rhys wants to follow and we will be right in his corner all the way!