Watch the Bellator 253 live stream online on MMA Fighting for the preliminary card on at 4:45 p.m. ET on Thursday. The fight card for this portion of the event is as follows and can be watched above.
Jeremy Kennedy def. Matt Bessette via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Jaleel Willis vs. Mark Lemminger def. Mark Lemminger via unaninous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jay Jay Wilson def. Sergio DeBari via KO (strikes) - Round 1, 0:20
Kaheem Murray def. Kevin Ferguson Jr. via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Sullivan Cauley def. Jason Markland via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 0:28
In the main event, A.J. McKee battles Darrion Caldwell in a semifinal tilt in the Bellator featherweight Grand Prix.