Antonio De Carlo McKee[1] (born March 12, 1970) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division and is known for being the former Maximum Fighting Championship lightweight champion. McKee is currently signed to Miami's Championship Fighting Alliance also known as CFA.

Early life

McKee grew up with a mother who battled drug addiction.[2] He was a victim of molestation. As a teenager, he was in and out of jail before he found wrestling. He also opened a gym and a security company.[2] McKee was a the founder of the Local Lucha Libre Wrestling (LLLW) in his hometown.

Mixed martial arts

McKee began wrestling at the age of 14 and quickly found his niche, competing with the likes of Dan Henderson, Heath Sims and John Smith. It was 10 years later when he was asked to participate in his first MMA match, which resulted in a win over Shannon Ritch.

Antonio is also credited with establishing an elite MMA training center, "BootyShop Fitness" in Lakewood, CA where fighters such as Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and the former Tokyo Sabres team have trained.

Antonio Mckee is currently in production on his new reality show "Fight School TV."

McKee's fought at MFC 22 where he again used his solid wrestling skills to earn a unanimous decision victory over Carlo Prater. The match should have been for the MFC title but Prater did not make weight. Previously McKee won the MFC Lightweight Championship by defeating Derrick Noble by unanimous decision (49-46 on all three of the judges scorecards).

Criticized for the number of decisions on his win record, McKee promised his next fight would end in a stoppage or he would retire from the sport.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

On September 15, 2010, MMAJunkie reported that McKee had signed a four-fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[3]

On October 2, 2010, it was announced that McKee would make his debut at UFC 125 against Jacob Volkmann. Regarding the bout, McKee said that Volkmann didn't have the drive to be a UFC fighter, and after his loss, should seek a different career path.[4] McKee would suffer his first loss in nearly eight years after losing the fight via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29). After the loss, he was cut from the UFC roster.[5]

Back To Maximum Fighting Championships

After his UFC release, McKee returned to the Maximum Fighting Championship where he was supposed to defend his lightweight title against Drew Fickett but suffered a knee injury in training.[6] McKee then vacated his title, although there is some dispute as to whether he gave it up voluntarily, which he denies, or whether he was stripped of the title.[7]


He was to face Shinya Aoki on May 29, 2011 in Japan for DREAM but withdrew due to protecting himself and DREAM. [8]

Maximum Fighting Championships

McKee was expected to defend his lightweight title against Brian Cobb at MFC 32, but came in 7 pounds over the 155 limit. He was fined 20% of his purse, the fight was turned into a 3-round non-title bout, and McKee was stripped of his title.[9] McKee controlled round one and two of the bout before slowing down and being dominated in the final round. McKee was awarded a 29-28 victory from all the judges. He and Cobb wee both released from the promotion due to missing weight.

Personal life

McKee and his wife Jen have two daughters Haylee and Mieli. He also has a son, A.J., from a previous marriage. A.J. is currently wrestling at LB poly high school, Antonio's alma mater. A.J. is state ranked at 106 lbs.[10]

Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 28-4-2 United States Chad Dietmeyer Decision (unanimous) EFWC - The Untamed 2 02012-03-30March 30, 2012 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 27-4-2 United States Brian Cobb Decision (unanimous) MFC 32 02012-01-27January 27, 2012 3 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Non-title fight. McKee weighed in at 162 lbs. Cut following the win.
Win 26-4-2 Australia Jai Bradney Submission (rear-naked choke) CFC 18: Juarez vs. Rodriguez 02011-08-26August 26, 2011 1 4:54 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Loss 25-4-2 United States Jacob Volkmann Decision (split) UFC 125 02011-01-01January 1, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States UFC debut. Cut following the loss.
Win 25-3-2 Brazil Luciano Azevedo TKO (doctor stoppage) MFC 26 02010-09-10September 10, 2010 1 3:11 Edmonton, Alberta Canada Defended MFC Lightweight Championship.
Win 24-3-2 Brazil Rodrigo Ruiz Submission (kimura) Collision in the Cage 02010-03-20March 20, 2010 1 2:04 California, United States
Win 23-3-2 Brazil Carlo Prater Decision (unanimous) MFC 22 02009-10-02October 2, 2009 3 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta Canada Non-title ffight. Prater weighed in at 158 lb.
Win 22-3-2 United States Derrick Noble Decision (unanimous) MFC 20 02009-02-20February 20, 2009 5 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Won MFC Lightweight Championship.
Win 21-3-2 Brazil Delson Heleno Decision (split) IFL - 2007 Semifinals 02007-08-02August 2, 2007 3 4:00 New Jersey, United States
Win 20-3-2 United States Mike Dolce Decision (unanimous) IFL - Everett 02007-06-01June 1, 2007 3 4:00 Washington, United States
Win 19-3-2 Brazil Rodrigo Ruas Decision (unanimous) IFL - Los Angeles 02007-03-17March 17, 2007 3 4:00 California, United States
Win 18-3-2 United States Gabe Rivas TKO (knee injury) IFL - Houston 02007-02-02February 2, 2007 2 3:20 Texas, United States
Win 17-3-2 United States Ronald Jhun Decision (split) Extreme Wars 3 - Bay Area Brawl 02006-06-03June 3, 2006 3 5:00 California, United States
Win 16-3-2 Japan Kiuma Kunioku Decision (unanimous) Hero's 4 02006-03-15March 15, 2006 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 15-3-2 United States Joe Camacho Decision (unanimous) UAGF - Universal Above Ground Fighting 02004-12-11December 11, 2004 3 5:00 California, United States
vDraw 14-3-2 Mexico Akbarh Arreola Draw CFC 1 - Crown Fighting 1 02004-09-04September 4, 2004 2 5:00 Mexico
Win 14-3-1 United States John Mahlow Decision (unanimous) GC 20 - Gladiator Challenge 20 02003-11-13November 13, 2003 2 5:00 California, United States
Win 13-3-1 United States Gregg Dalton Decision (unanimous) UAGF 4 - Ultimate Cage Fighting 4 02003-10-12October 12, 2003 3 5:00 California, United States
Win 12-3-1 Brazil Marcus Aurélio Decision (split) KOTC 27 - Aftermath 02003-08-10August 10, 2003 2 5:00 California, United States
Loss 11-3-1 Armenia Karo Parisyan Decision (unanimous) UAGF 3 - Ultimate Cage Fighting 3 02003-02-15February 15, 2003 3 5:00 California, United States
Win 11-2-1 United States Heath Sims Decision (unanimous) HFP 2 - Hitman Fighting Productions 2 02002-11-09November 9, 2002 3 5:00 California, United States
Win 10-2-1 United States Steve Gomm Decision (unanimous) UAGF 2 - Ultimate Cage Fighting 2 02002-07-30July 30, 2002 2 5:00 California, United States
Win 9-2-1 United States Toby Imada Decision (unanimous) UAGF 1 - Ultimate Cage Fighting 1 02002-05-09May 9, 2002 2 5:00 California, United States
vDraw 8-2-1 United States Jason Black Draw (split) World Fighting Alliance 1 02001-11-03November 3, 2001 3 5:00 Nevada, United States
Loss 8-2 United States Ray Cooper Submission (armbar) Warriors Quest 1 - The New Beginning 02001-05-29May 29, 2001 1 0:54 Hawaii, United States
Win 8-1 United States David Harris Decision (unanimous) GC 3 - Showdown at Soboba 02001-04-07April 7, 2001 2 5:00 California, United States
Win 7-1 Mexico Víctor Estrada TKO (punches) IFC WC 11 - Warriors Challenge 11 02001-01-13January 13, 2001 1 4:29 California, United States
Win 6-1 United States Charles Diaz Decision (unanimous) IFC WC 10 - Warriors Challenge 10 02000-10-11October 11, 2000 2 10:00 California, United States
Win 5-1 United States Edwin Dewees Decision (unanimous) RITC 20 - Rage in the Cage 20 02000-08-30August 30, 2000 3 3:00 Arizona, United States
Loss 4-1 United States Chris Brennan KO (head kick) KOTC 3 - Knockout Nightmare 02000-04-15April 15, 2000 2 0:09 California, United States
Win 4-0 United States Cheyanne Padeken Submission (armbar) RITC 3 - Rage in the Cage 3 02000-01-18January 18, 2000 1 4:11 Hawaii, United States
Win 3-0 United States Paul Gardner Submission (keylock) HFP - Holiday Fight Party 01999-12-11December 11, 1999 1 14:00 Georgia, United States
Win 2-0 Canada J.F. Bolduc Decision (unanimous) NG 13 - Neutral Grounds 13 01999-11-20November 20, 1999 3 5:00 California, United States
Win 1-0 United States Shannon Ritch Submission (strikes) Ready to Rumble - Let's Get Ready to Rumble 01999-10-13October 13, 1999 1 California, United States


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