Bellator 253: “Caldwell vs. McKee ”has been broadcast so far (Thursday, November 19, 2020) from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The light heavyweight stars meet in the semifinals of the Grand Prix of the promotion, while the “Wolf” Darion Caldwell (15-3) meets a “Mercenary” named AJ McKee (16-0).
The main card of the Bellator 253 will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network at 19:00 ET, while the Undercard will be broadcast live on the video player above at 16:45 ET. MMAmania.com will give the results for the full map and comprehensive game-by-game for the TV part of Bellator 253 below.
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BELATOR 253 QUICK RESULTS:
Darion Caldwell vs. AJ McKee –
Benson Henderson vs. Jason Jackson – in progress.
Joey Davis vs. Bobby Lee – Davis UD 30-26, 30-27 X2.
Raufeon Stots vs. Keith Lee – Stops UD 30-27 X3.
Jeremy Kennedy against. Matt Besset – Kennedy UD 30-27, 30-26 X2.
Jaleel Willis Vs. Mark Leminger – Willis UD 29-28 X3.
JJ Wilson against. Sergio De Barry – Wilson KO 0:20 R1.
Kevin Ferguson Jr. vs.. Cahim Murray – Murray UD 30-27 X3.
Sullivan Cowley vs. Jason Markland – Cowley KO 0:28 R1.
BELLATOR 253 PLAY BY GAME:
Darion Caldwell v. AJ McKee
Benson Henderson against. Jason Jackson
Henderson entered the main event 28-9 after being knocked out by Michael Chandler in his last match (and Chandler’s last fight with Bellator). Jackson holds a run of two fights and a 12-4 record in this welterweight division. Jackson sports the Jamaican flag on his shoulders, blue gloves on his hands, blue suitcases around his waist. Red gloves and white suitcases for “Smooth” Ben. Jackson is taller at 6’1 “to 5’9” and has an 8.5 “advantage when reaching 78.5”. Jackson is fighting from Hollywood, Florida. Henderson fights Phoenix, Arizona. The referee in charge of tonight’s game is Mike Beltran.
Joey Davis against. Bobby Lee
Davis holds a 7-0 record in this welterweight division with CFFC champion Bobby Lee, who is 12-4 in his Bellator debut. Davis sports purple / gold suitcases and red gloves, Lee sports black suitcases and blue gloves. Davis has a 7 “advantage when reaching 75.5”. Lee fights Victor, Minnesota. Davis is from Compton, California. The referee is Kerry Hatley.
Round 1: Lee attacked with a very aggressive throw of his hands, but Davis just ignored everything and dropped the levels to 40 seconds. Lee tried to get up and was sent back at 1:17. For now, all Lee can do is try to hold him chest to chest to avoid Davis’ ground and pounds. Davis moves halfway and unloads his right hands to his head. Lee tries to peel it off with some elbows, but the big right hands make Hatley look closely. Lee recovered to protect the butterfly, but he was stopped for a second or two. Davis uses his right shoulder and elbow to continue to increase the guard’s damage. He wants to pass with 30 seconds, but Lee keeps him in the middle – barely. 10-9 starting round for Davis.
Round 2: Lee fired unsuccessfully for 25 seconds. Davis fired 10 seconds later and had no problem completing the download. Hard right hands to the ribs. Lee tries to get Kimura to his feet and finally releases at 1:34. Left high kick from Davis. Lee easily took off again at 2:04. Davis makes his way from behind and has a hook as Lee tries to get up. He can’t tear himself away, but he does bring Davis back to the guard above. Another 10-9 for Davis.
Round 3: Lee still ahead – you have to give him so much. He checked a header with his left hand, but could not stop the descent at 1:12. Davis passes half the guard and Lee can’t do much about it. He gave up on his back, trying to get out, and was smashed in the face with his left hand. His blood drips on the white canvas. The only thing that changes with the expiration of the last minute is that Davis switches back to full guard so as not to give Lee more changes to free himself. 10-9 clean cleaning.
Final result: Joey Davis with a unanimous decision of 30-26, 30-27 X2.
Raufeon Stots against. Keith Lee
Lee sports red suitcases and blue gloves with a record of 7-3 for this match at Bantamweight, while Stots wears black suitcases and red gloves with a record of 14-1. Stots has a 2 “advantage at 72.5” and is seven years older than 31 years. Lee is fighting from Las Vegas, Nevada. Stots fights from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The judge is Todd Anderson.
Round 1: Without opening the glove after the bell. Stots is the supplier of pressure early, forcing Lee to circle outside and avoid a few big left hands. Lee intervenes to throw a header, and Stots checks it with his hand. Lee appears several times as he tries to throw a knee. Kick with a foot from Stots. Lee tries to kick in his right knee. Stots landed firmly on the left and pressed Lee against the fence. Lee frees himself, but a kick touches his chin as he does. Lee throws another header, which partially lands, but Stots almost takes him off as he is out of balance and throws it. Stots pushes him into the cage, and Anderson warns Lee not to hit the fence twice. He catches it again at 3:45 and is directly called “LET IT GO.” Stots founds it and stumbles over a naked throttle left under a minute. 10-9 stops.
Round 2: Lee tries to start this round more aggressively. Stots stutters, stepping over to Lee to make him guess. A kick from the Stots. Lee keeps trying to kick high, but eats another straight to the left of his face. Stots throws a hit with the body. Right hand to the body from Stots. Left hand to chin. To the right of Stots. Lee continues to try to return to the center, but only after he has made a backup and caused damage, so this does not change the tenor of the battle. Stots continues to land on the left side of the face. Right connects right for Stots. Lee circles and dances back and forth, but Stots ignores him and walks forward to throw a 3:40 combo. Stots grabs a kick and almost responds with a header in response. Lee throws a knee into the body, but Stots immediately puts it next to the fence. He takes Lee down at 4:42 and has the back of the bell. 10-9 again.
Round 3: Lee openly trembles now that Stots throws out his left hand. Stots lands on the right hook and Lee lands on the left. They start trading wildly within a minute. Stots drops levels and holds Lee’s head. Stots tries to get a guillotine while Lee is able to pop his head at 2:10. Stots immediately returns to the fence as Lee tries to get his feet up and hold him. It doesn’t work. Stots came back at 2:36 and pushed back nine seconds later. The kicks with his legs make Lee shudder. Lee has a trickle of blood running down his face from the left ones landing. Back to the body again at 3:50. Lee heads again, but he’s gone. Stots irritate the flying knee. 40 seconds. Stots fires and gets the shot down, then takes his back when Lee tries to jump out and throws it again. Stots goes for late RNC. Lee avoids and eats his knee. They continue to swing right next to the bell. 10-9 stops.
Final result: Raufeon Stots with a unanimous decision of 30-27 X3.
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