Rhys McKee To Fight For Cage Warriors Title In Belfast

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 24: Rhys McKee of Northern Ireland poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 24, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Cage Warriors Belfast has a first title fight. On 25th June, Rhys McKee (11-4-1) will return to action to face Justin Burlinson (7-1) or the vacant Cage Warriors welterweight title.

McKee will be returning straight into title territory, following his third-round stoppage of Aleksi Mäntykivi at Cage Warriors 129 last October – his first fight since parting ways with the UFC last summer.

His opponent Justin Burlinson finally gets his wish, though, having requested the fight with the Ballymena native since his return to Cage Warriors.

Burlinson comes off a submission stoppage just three weeks ago in a highlight reel fight versus Daniel Skibinski in Manchester, again calling his shot for the Belfast card in June.

The fight will take place on 25th June at the SSE Arena in Belfast at Cage Warriors. Paddy McCorry vs. Jordan O’Neill at middleweight has also been announced for the card.