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Bellator 253: A.J. McKee Advances to Finals With Quick, Submission Win

A.J. McKee needed less than two minutes tonight at Bellator 253 [1] to extend his perfect record, as he tapped out Darrion Caldwell in the semifinals of Bellator’s featherweight grand prix.

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Round one

McKee missed with a kick early on and Caldwell shot in and took him down. McKee fired a few elbows from below before eating one from above. McKee started working a neck crank from below and Caldwell was forced to tap. Wow.

McKee’s record now stands at 17-0 and he advances to the finals of Bellator’s featherweight grand prix.

The former bantamweight champ Caldwell’s record, meanwhile, fell to 15-4.

Bellator 253 results

Here are the complete results for Bellator 253, which went down in Uncasville, Connecticut.

A.J. McKee def. Darrion Caldwell via submission (neck crank) R1, 1:11
Jason Jackson def. Benson Henderson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Joey Davis def. Bobby Lee via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Raufeon Stots def. Keith Lee via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jeremy Kennedy def. Matt Bessette via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Jaleel Willis def. Mark Lemminger via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jay Jay Wilson def. Sergio DeBari via KO (punches) R1, 0:20
Kaheem Murray def. Kevin Ferguson Jr. via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Sullivan Cauley def. Jason Markland via KO (punches) R1, 0:28