James Lynch first reported the news.
Lee (7-3-0) is undefeated thus far in Bellator competition, defeating the duo of Shawn Bunch and Vinicius Zani. Lee is the brother of UFC fighter Kevin Lee, who is ranked #10 in the UFC lightweight division. Lee comes into the contest riding a four fight winning streak and he hasn’t been defeated in over two years.
Stots (14-1-0) is also undefeated under the Bellator banner, with his victories coming over Cheyden Leialoha and Cass Bell. Stots has suffered a single defeat as a professional MMA fighter and that came to UFC fighter Merab Dvalishvili at Ring Of Combat 59 in June of 2017. Stots has picked up seven of 14 wins by decision, with another four coming by way of decision.
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 live on the CBS Sports Network.