The first semi-final bout in the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix has wrapped up.
In the main event of Bellator 253, A.J. McKee and former Bellator Bantamweight Champion Darrion Caldwell collided. The action was held inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. No fans were allowed to be in attendance.
Caldwell scored a takedown in the opening seconds of the fight. He landed an elbow but McKee was undeterred on his back. He pulled off a neck crank from the bottom to force the tap from Caldwell.
With the first-round submission victory, McKee is now in the finals of the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix. He will face the winner of Patricio Freire vs. Emmanuel Sanchez.
Here is the finish to McKee vs. Caldwell courtesy of CBS Sports Network.
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