Stance: Orthodox
Division: Welterweight
Height: 6' 2"
Reach: 78"
Leg reach: 42.00
Weight: 170 lbs.
Age: 27



Significant Strikes Attempted: 413
Significant Strikes Landed: 201


Takedowns Attempted: 3


Rhys McKee is a mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is currently signed to the promotion’s lightweight division and competed on Dana White’s Contender Series: Northern Ireland.

McKee was born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He began his training at the age of 16 at Ballysillan Boxing Club with coaches Dave Lee, Colin McFarlane and Dan Kavanagh. From there he went on to train in Muay Thai, Submission grappling and mixed martial arts at Jackson Blyton’s academy before eventually transitioning full-time into MMA after turning professional back in 2014.

Since then he has accumulated an impressive 10–2–1 record fighting for some of Europe’s top MMA organisations such as Cage Warriors and Bellator London alongside numerous other promotions throughout England, Scotland & Wales. In 2018 McKee had his most significant win to date when he defeated former UFC athlete Alex Lohore for the British Lightweight Title via unanimous decision victory crowning him champion of one of Europe’s toughest divisions. Later that same year later Rhys accepted an invitation to compete on season 2 of Dana White’s Contender Series: Northern Ireland defeating Theo Michailidis via rear naked choke submission early into round 2 earning himself a contract with the UFC – making him only the fourth Irishman ever signed by company president Dana White himself!

After being forced off due injury McKee made his long awaited Octagon debut earlier this year against English prospect Lerone Murphy which unfortunately ended prematurely due to an accidental illegal knee resulting in a No Contest however despite not getting a result from it this fight showed great promise from both athletes ultimately leading many fans & media alike believing that Rhys has what it takes compete amongst world class talent inside the cage proving once again why so many people have tipped him for success since day one!

With devastating knockout power combined with his slick jiujitsu skill set McKee certainly looks like one fighter you do not want to be standing opposite come fight night! With upcoming bouts booked for both Fight Island Abu Dhabi & Las Vegas USA we can’t wait to see how far “Skeletor” can go now that given chance amongst deep waters within world football premier organization; The Ultimate Fighting Championships

Fight History

Chidi Njokuani
Rhys McKee: Defeated
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 30, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot
Ange Loosa
Rhys McKee: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Sep 02, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Spivac
Alex Morono
Rhys McKee: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Nov 14, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Dos Anjos
Khamzat Chimaev
Rhys McKee: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Jul 25, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till


Who Is Rhys McKee In UFC?
Rhys McKee is a Welterweight Mixed Martial Arts fighter in the UFC.

What Is Rhys McKee's Record?
Rhys McKee's record in UFC is 13 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw.

What Is Rhys McKee's Record On Sherdog?
As of my current knowledge, I can't provide Rhys McKee's exact record on Sherdog.

Who Will Rhys McKee Fight Next?
As a UFC journalist, based on the fight history, the next opponent for Rhys McKee is unknown.

Who Won The Fight Between Rhys McKee And Chimaev?
Khamzat Chimaev won the fight against Rhys McKee via KO/TKO at 3:09 of Round 1.

Who Won The Fight Between Rhys McKee And Chimaev?
Khamzat Chimaev won the fight against Rhys McKee via KO/TKO at 3:09 of Round 1.

When Was Rhys McKee's Last Fight?
As of my knowledge up to 2021, Rhys McKee's last fight was in November 2020 in the UFC.

Who Did Rhys McKee Fight Against?
Rhys McKee has competed against several fighters in his career, including notable opponents like Khamzat Chimaev and Alex Morono in the UFC.

What Is Rhys McKee's Net Worth?
The net worth of Rhys McKee is currently unknown.