A.J. McKee developments to grand prix finals, submits Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 253
A.J. McKee kept his undefeated document intact on Thursday when he set absent former Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell in the Bellator 253 main party. The two met in a Bellator Environment Featherweight Grand Prix semi-remaining bout, and McKee only desired 71 seconds to punch his ticket to the event finals.
Caldwell, an NCAA champion wrestler, swiftly took McKee down early in the fight. It would close up being a oversight. McKee wrapped up Caldwell’s neck, utilized a entire body triangle and cranked.
“He popped his head off to the aspect and I locked up the entire body triangle and I hooked him up deep and that is all she wrote,” McKee explained next the struggle.
With the earn, McKee was the initial to safe a place in the grand prix finals. He’ll face the winner of winner Patricio Freire and Emmanuel Sanchez, who will facial area off at a later day.
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Bellator 253 Final results
- A.J. McKee def. Darrion Caldwell by submission (neck crank) at 1:11, R1
- Jeremy Johnson def. Benson Henderson by unanimous conclusion (30-27, 30-27. 30-27)
- Jeremy Kennedy def. Matt Bessette by unanimous choice (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
- Jaleel Willis def. Mark Lemminger by unanimous conclusion (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Jay Jay Wilson def. Sergio DeBari by KO (punches) at :20, R1
- Kaheem Murray def. Kevin Ferguson Jr. by unanimous selection (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Sullivan Cauley def. Jason Markland by KO (punches) at :28, R1
Bellator 253 combat highlights: AJ McKee smokes Darrion Caldwell
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