MMA Junkie first reported the news.
Slice (3-2-0-1NC) hasn’t picked up a win in over two years, with that last victory coming over Devon Brock at Bellator 197. Murray (3-3-0) is making his Bellator debut and is also competing for the first time since June of last year.
Bolanos (5-3-0) enters the contest riding a two fight losing streak, dropping bouts to Daniel Carey and Chris Hatley Jr. Soto (3-1-0) is making his Bellator debut in this contest and does so on the strength of a three fight winning streak.
Willis (13-2-0) is also making his Bellator debut in this bout and the fighter is also a former LFA welterweight champion. Lemminger (11-2-0) has won just one of two in Bellator, with that lone win coming over Jake Smith at Bellator 242.
Surin (6-2-0) has won two of four in Bellator, with those wins coming over the duo of Dean Hancock and Nekruz Mirkhojaev. Seixas (6-2-0) is undefeated thus far under the Bellator banner, having defeated Dominic Clark at Bellator 238.
Bellator 253 takes place on Thursday, November 19 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut with AJ McKee and Darrion Caldwell headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs on the CBS Sports Network.