Bellator 253 Caldwell vs McKee Results:
Bellator 253 went down on Thursday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. In the main event, AJ McKee extended his unbeaten record to 17-0 by submitting the former Bellator bantamweight champion in the first round of their Featherweight World Grand Prix semi-final. ‘Mercenary’ now moves into the final, where he will fight the winner of the current 145lbs champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire and Emmanuel Sanchez, for the $1 million prize.
In the Bellator 253 co-main event, Jason Jackson earned the biggest win of his career by beating former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, via unanimous decision.
Official Results From Bellator 253:
Bellator Bantamweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinal: AJ McKee def. Darrion Caldwell via first round neck crank submission (1:11)
Welterweight: Jason Jackson def. Benson Henderson via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Welterweight: Joey Davis def. Bobby Lee via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
Bantamweight: Raufeon Stots def. Keith Lee via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Featherweight: Jeremy Kennedy def. Matt Bessette via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x2)
Welterweight: Jaleel Willis def. Mark Lemminger via unaninous decision (29-28 x3)
Featherweight: Jay Jay Wilson def. Sergio DeBari via first round KO (0:20)
Lightweight: Kaheem Murray def. Kevin Ferguson Jr. via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Light Heavyweight: Sullivan Cauley def. Jason Markland via first round TKO (0:28)
Bellator returns next month on December 10th with Bellator 254, which will see Ilima-Lei Macfarlane defend her flyweight title against Juliana Velasquez in the main event.