Sherdog.com confirmed the bout with a promotion official on Monday
following an initial
report from MMA journalist James Lynch. Bellator 253 takes
place at on Nov. 19 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville,
Connecticut and is headlined by a featherweight grand prix
semifinal pitting Darrion
Caldwell against A.J.
Stots has gone 2-0 in his promotional tenure thus far, posting a
unanimous verdict against Cheyden
Leialoha at Bellator 236 and a third-round submission over
Bell at Bellator 242. The 31-year-old Roufusport product has
lost just once in 15 professional outings — a 15-second KO to
current UFC talent Merab
Dvalishvili at Ring of Combat 59 in June 2017.
Lee is also 2-0 in the California-based organization, with decision
triumphs against Shawn Bunch
Zani to his credit. The younger brother of former UFC title
challenger Kevin Lee is
7-3 over the course of a professional career that began in
Note: This item was updated at approximately 5:06 p.m. ET to
include information regarding additional fights.