Bellator 253 Results

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Bellator rolls along Thursday night with its fourth event in as many weeks in Bellator 253. Bellator 253 takes place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut with a stacked card of nine bouts.

The headliner will feature the first of two semifinal bouts in the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix between former NCAA wrestling champion and Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell and AJ McKee, who is undefeated in 16 professional fights, all with Bellator. The co-main event will feature an interesting welterweight matchup between former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and TUF 21 cast member Jason Jackson. The main card also features another welterweight matchup between a blue-chip prospect with a dominant wrestling pedigree in Joey Davis against LFA veteran Bobby Lee. Rounding out the main card is a bantamweight showdown between two highly-touted prospects: Raufeon Stots and Keith Lee.

The preliminary card is also very impressive. It will feature a feature featherweight matchup between two UFC veterans in Jeremy Kennedy and Matt Bessette. Also on the prelims is “Baby Slice”, Kevin Ferguson Jr., as he takes on Kaheem Murray at lightweight. Another welterweight bout between prospects Jaleel Willis and Mark Lemminger will also take place.

Stay on MMA Sucka for live Bellator 253 results, with the prelims starting at 4:45pm ET/1:45pm PT on YouTube and the main card following at 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT on CBS Sports Network.

Bellator 253 Results

Main Card

AJ McKee def. Darrion Caldwell via submission (neck crank), 1:11 of Round 1

Jason Jackson def. Benson Henderson via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Joey Davis def. Bobby Lee via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)

Raufeon Stots def. Keith Lee via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Preliminary Card

Jeremy Kennedy def. Matt Bessette via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x2)

Jaleel Willis def. Mark Lemminger via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Jay Jay Wilson def. Sergio de Bari via KO (punches), 0:20 of Round 1

Kaheem Murray def. Kevin Ferguson Jr. via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Sullivan Cauley def. Jason Markland via TKO (punch, ground and pound), 0:28 of Round 1


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Nate Freeman is from Birmingham, AL, and has been an MMA fan since 2013 after buying UFC Undisputed 2009 for $2 from a second-hand electronics store.

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