The Bellator featherweight grand prix continues on Thursday with Bellator 253, which takes place a Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
The semifinal round of the 16-man tournament goes down in the main event as Darrion Caldwell (15-3 MMA, 12-2 BMMA) vs. A.J. McKee (16-0 MMA, 16-0 BMMA) in the main event this matchup will determine who enters the finals for the shot at $1 million and the Bellator featherweight championship.
Raufeon Stots met MyMMANews and the media in attendance to answer questions about his upcoming fight, watch above.
Stots, 31, most recently competed at Bellator 242 in July when he submitted previously-undefeated Cass Bell by third-round rear-naked choke. Seven weeks later at Bellator 245, His opponent this Thursday Lee defeated Vinicius Zani by unanimous decision. Stots win at Bellator 242 was his six straight wins overall, with three under the LFA banner prior to Stots joining Bellator.
There is a lot of high-level talent in the Bellator bantamweight division that includes, Patrick Mix, Sergio Pettis, Brett Johns & Juan Archuleta. He said he is game to fight anyone as long as it gets him closer to the Bellator bantamweight championship.
Bellator 253: Caldwell vs. McKee fight card
- Darrion Caldwell vs. A.J. McKee
- Benson Henderson vs. Jason Jackson
- Joey Davis vs. Bobby Lee
- Keith Lee vs. Raufeon Stots
- Jeremy Kennedy vs. Matt Bessette
- Kevin Ferguson Jr. vs. Kaheem Murray
- Gaston Bolanos vs. Johnny Soto
- Jaleel Willis vs. Mark Lemminger
- Jay Jay Wilson vs. Sergio de Bari
- Sullivan Cauley vs. Mark Glover