Bellator 253 Results

The Featherweight Grand Prix continued on Thursday night at Bellator 253 in the Mohegan Sun Arena. The first half of the semi-finals went down where Darrion Caldwell faced off against AJ McKee Jr. Benson Henderson went up against Jason Jackson in the co-main event, that fight was at 170 pounds.

Check out the best of the highlights from the card and see the official results below.

AJ McKee Jr. pulled off a phenomenal neck crank in round one of his fight with former bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell. McKee moves to 17-0 and progresses to the GP final where he has the chance to fight for the 145-pound title.

Joey Davis landing some big ground and pound enroute to his unanimous decision victory, he got the nod over Bobby Lee in their welterweight encounter by unanimous decision.

Raufeon Stots proved too much for Keith Lee to handle in their bantamweight scrap. Raufeon took home the victory with the help of the judges.

Jay Jay Wilson made short work of his opponent. Sergio DeBari. The fight took place in the 145-pound division.

Sullivan Cauley opened up proceedings on the night with a quick knockout victory over Jason Markland at 205 pounds.


Main Card

AJ McKee Jr. def. Darrion Caldwell via Submission (neck crank); Round 1 (1:11)
Jason Jackson def. Benson Henderson via Unanimous Dec
Joey Davis def. Bobby Lee via Unanimous Dec


Raufeon Stots def. Keith Lee via Unanimous Dec
Jeremy Kennedy def. Matt Bessette Lose via Unanimous Dec
Jaleel Willis def. Mark Lemminger Lose via Unanimous Dec
Jay Jay Wilson def. Sergio DeBari via KO/TKO, Round 1 (0:20)
Kaheem Murray def. K. Ferguson Jr. Lose Unanimous Dec
Sullivan Cauley def. Jason Markland Lose KO/TKO, Round 1 (0:28)

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