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Mohegan Sun to host Bellator 253; CT's Matt Bessette on undercard

by Brian Woodman Jr. on 11/18/20

Featherweight fighter Matt Bessette (24-9 with one no-contest) of Hartford will fight on the undercard for Bellator 253 this week. Bessette, who previously competed in the organization’s featherweight grand prix, will fight Jeremy Kennedy (15-2 with one no-contest). Bessette is also the former lightweight champion for Reality Fighting.

Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville will host the event on November 19.  A featherweight bout between Darrion Caldwell (15-3) and A.J. McKee (16-0) will headline the event – the winner goes to the featherweight grand prix finals. UFC veteran Benson Henderson (28-9) will fight fellow welterweight Jason Jackson (12-4) in the co-main event. The main card, which starts at 7 PM, will include a welterweight bout between Joey Davis (7-0) and Bobby Lee (12-4).

The preliminary card, which starts at 4:15, includes;

A bantamweight bout between Raufeon Stots (14-1) and Keith Lee (7-3).

A welterweight bout between Jaleel Willis (13-2) and Mark Lemminger (11-2)

A featherweight bout between Jay-Jay Wilson (6-0) and Sergio de Bari (5-1).

A lightweight bout between Kevin “Baby Slice” Ferguson Jr. (3-2 with one no-contest) and Kaheem Murray (3-3).

A light heavyweight bout between Sullivan Cauley, in his professional debut, and Jason Markland (0-1).

Bellator’s YouTube channel, CBSPORTS.COM and DAZN will air the preliminary card. The CBS Sports Network and DAZN will air the main event.

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