After resuming the Featherweight World Grand Prix one week ago, Bellator is set to return this Thursday with the first semi-final of the tournament. A.J. McKee and Darrion Caldwell top Bellator 253, and the winner will find themselves one step closer to a million dollar prize. Not to mention the promotion’s 145lb championship.
In the co-main event, Benson Henderson looks to bounce back from a disappointing knockout loss at the hands of Michael Chandler earlier this year. “Smooth” has been paired up with Jason Jackson in a short-notice welterweight bout.
Wednesday morning saw all fighters hit the scales, and this time out, the full card made weight. Making Thursday’s event official. Full results from the Bellator 253 weigh-in are below.
Bellator 253: Caldwell vs. McKee Weigh-In Results
Main Card (CBS Sports Network, DAZN, 7PM ET)
Featherweight: Darrion Caldwell (144.7) vs. A.J. McKee (144.8) – Featherweight World Grand Prix Semi-final
Welterweight: Benson Henderson (170) vs. Jason Jackson (170)
Welterweight: Joey Davis (168.8) vs. Bobby Lee (170)
Preliminary Card (Online via Bellator MMA Youtube, Cageside Press, DAZN, 4:15 PM ET)
Bantamweight: Raufeon Stots (135.2) vs. Keith Lee (136)
Featherweight: Jeremy Kennedy (145.5) vs. Matt Bessette (145.6)
Welterweight: Jaleel Willis (170) vs. Mark Lemminger (170.5)
Featherweight: Jay-Jay Wilson (145.7) vs. Sergio de Bari (144.7)
Lightweight: Baby Slice (154.7) vs. Kaheem Murray (154.7)
Light Heavyweight: Sullivan Cauley (205) vs. Jason Markland (204.2)