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Jason Jackson (fighter)

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Jason Jackson
Born (1990-10-30) October 30, 1990 (age 30)
Kingston, Jamaica
Other namesThe Ass-Kicking Machine
NationalityJamaican
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
DivisionWelterweight (175 lb)
Reach78.5 in (199 cm)
Fighting out ofDeerfield Beach, Florida
TeamSanford MMA
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total19
Wins15
By knockout4
By submission3
By decision8
Losses4
By knockout2
By decision2
By disqualification0
No contests0
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Amazon.com Logo.png Search Jason Jackson (fighter) on Amazon.Jason Marlon Jackson[1] (born October 30, 1990) is a Jamaican mixed martial artist who competes in the welterweight division of Bellator MMA. A professional since 2012, Jackson has competed in Titan FC, and, Legacy Fighting Alliance. He also appeared on reality television series The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians.

As of June 21, 2021 he is #3 in the Bellator Welterweight Rankings.[2]

Background[edit]

Jackson was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica on October 30, 1990. At the age of 12 he moved to South Florida.[3] Growing up he was a fan of professional wrestling and the WWE. He began training for mixed martial arts at the age of 19 with The Blackzilians.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Jackson made his professional debut in 2012, compiling a record of 5-2 in regional promotions, where he competed against future UFC fighters, Colby Covington, and Michael Johnson.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In February 2015, it was announced Jackson would be a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians.[5]

Jackson's first fight on TUF was against Marcelo Alfaya, whom he defeated by majority decision.[6]

In his second fight on the show he faced future Titan FC Welterweight Champion Michael Graves. Early in the first round Jackson connected with a groin kick that went unnoticed by the referee and almost finished Graves with punches. However Graves survived and submitted Jackson with a rear naked choke in round one, eliminating him from the tournament.[7]

Titan Fighting Championships[edit]

Jackson made his Titan FC debut against Rodrigo Cavalheiro Correia on September 9, 2016 at Titan FC 41. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[8]

Jackson then competed in a title match against Titan FC Welterweight Champion and future UFC fighter, Dhiego Lima on December 2, 2016 at Titan FC 42. Jackson won the fight via technical knockout early in round one, claiming the Titan FC Welterweight Championship.[9]

Jackson vacated his title after being invited to compete on Dana White's Contender Series. He faced Kyle Stewart, and lost the fight via technical knockout in round two after suffering an ankle injury and was unable to continue.[10] He was not awarded a UFC contract as a result.

Bellator MMA[edit]

Jackson made his Bellator MMA debut against Jordon Larson on August 17, 2018 at Bellator 204. He won the fight via technical knockout in round one.[11]

After picking up two wins in the Legacy Fighting Alliance promotion[12][13], Jackson returned to Bellator, facing Ed Ruth on October 25, 2019 at Bellator 231. He lost the fight via controversial split decision.[14] 4 out of 6 media outlets scored the fight for Jackson.[15]

Jackson faced Pancrase and UFC veteran, Kiichi Kunimoto on December 21, 2019 at Bellator 236. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[16]

Jackson then faced another UFC veteran, Jordan Mein who was making his promotional debut, on July 24, 2020 at Bellator 242. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[17]

Jackson then faced former UFC Lightweight Champion and former Bellator Lightweight Championship contender, Benson Henderson on November 28, 2020 at Bellator 253. Jackson controlled a majority of the fight, winning via unanimous decision in an upset victory.[18][19]

Jackson next faced Neiman Gracie on April 2, 2021 at Bellator 255. He won the close fight via unanimous decision.[20]

Jackson next faced veteran and former Cage Rage Welterweight Champion Paul Daley on June 11, 2021 at Bellator 260. Jackson used his wrestling to dominate Daley, winning the fight via unanimous decision.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Jackson is married to his wife Yaniuska. They have 2 children and 2 stepchildren.[4]

Jackson is a fan of WWE, with his nickname "The Ass-Kicking Machine" being inspired from an angle between The Rock, Kane, and Hulk Hogan.[3]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Titan Fighting Championship

  • Titan FC Welterweight Championship[22] (One time)

Legacy Fighting Alliance

  • LFA Welterweight Championship[23](One time)

Victory Fighting Championships

  • VFC Welterweight Championship[24] (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 15–4 Paul Daley Decision (unanimous) Bellator 260 July 11, 2021 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 14–4 Neiman Gracie Decision (unanimous) Bellator 255 April 2, 2021 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 13–4 Benson Henderson Decision (unanimous) Bellator 253 November 19, 2020 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 12–4 Jordan Mein Decision (unanimous) Bellator 242 July 24, 2020 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 11–4 Kiichi Kunimoto Decision (unanimous) Bellator 236 December 21, 2019 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 10–4 Ed Ruth Decision (split) Bellator 231 October 25, 2019 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 10–3 Hemerson De Souza Decision (split) LFA 64 July 12, 2019 3 5:00 Atlanta, Georgia, United States Won LFA Welterweight Championship
Win 9–3 Scott Futrell Submission (arm-triangle choke) LFA 64 April 26, 2019 2 4:07 Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Win 8–3 Jordon Larson TKO (punches) Bellator 204 - Caldwell vs. Lahat August 17, 2018 1 3:52 Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Loss 7–3 Kyle Stewart TKO (ankle injury) Dana White's Contender Series 3 July 25, 2017 2 0:21 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–2 Dhiego Lima TKO (punches) Titan FC 42 December 2, 2016 1 2:10 Coral Gables, Florida, United States Won Titan FC Welterweight Championship
Win 6–2 Rodrigo Cavalheiro Correia Decision (unanimous) Titan FC 41 September 9, 2016 3 5:00 Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Win 5–2 Victor Moreno TKO (punches) VFC 48 February 19, 2016 1 1:15 Urbandale, Iowa, United States Won VFC Welterweight Championship
Win 4–2 Michael Lilly Decision (unanimous) Fight Time 20 August 29, 2014 3 5:00 Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Loss 3–2 Hayder Hassan TKO (punches) CFA 12 October 2, 2013 3 2:32 Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Win 3–1 Michael Johnson Submission (triangle choke) Fight Time 12 - Warriors Collide November 2, 2012 2 2:05 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 2–1 Efrain Cintron Submission (triangle choke) Fight Time 11 - Unfished Business December 9, 2012 2 1:10 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Loss 1–1 Colby Covington Decision (unanimous) Fight Time 10 - It's Personal June 22, 2012 3 5:00 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 1–0 Jerome Buchanan TKO (punches) Fight Time 9 - MMA Explosion April 27, 2012 1 0:55 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Welterweight debut

See also[edit]

  • List of current Bellator fighters
  • List of male mixed martial artists

References[edit]

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  4. 4.0 4.1 Varsallone, Jim (2021-04-01). "WWE fan Jason Jackson of Sanford MMA fighting a Gracie at Bellator 255 on Showtime". miamiherald.com. Retrieved 2021-06-22. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Raimondi, Marc (2015-02-28). "TUF 21 features American Top Team vs. Blackzilians with $500K on the line". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-06-22. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. Bohn, Mike (2015-05-27). "Episode No. 6 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 21: ATT vs. Blackzilians'". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2021-06-22. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. Bohn, Mike (2015-07-01). "Episode No. 11 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 21: ATT vs. Blackzilians'". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2021-06-22. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Kowal, Eric (2016-09-09). "Titan FC 41 Results: A Women's Bantamweight Champion Will Be Crowned". MyMMANews.com. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  9. "Titan FC 42 Results: Jackson Stops Lima, Sharipov Outworks Whitney". Combat Press. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  10. "Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series Week 3 Results: Roberson Stops Spann Early, Neal Impresses". Combat Press. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  11. "Bellator 204: Caldwell vs. Lahat Results, Fight Card and News - MMA Fighting". www.mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
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  13. Fortune, Ryan (2019-07-12). "LFA 71: Jackson vs. Souza Live Results". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  14. Newswire, MMA Fighting (2019-10-25). "Bellator 231 Results: Mir vs. Nelson 2". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  15. "Ed Ruth def. Jason Jackson Bellator 231 MMADecisions". mmadecisions.com. Retrieved 2021-06-22. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  16. Tucker, Bryan (2019-12-21). "Bellator 236 Results: Macfarlane vs. Jackson". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  17. "Bellator 242 Results, Fight Card and News - MMA Fighting". www.mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  18. Newswire, MMA Fighting (2020-11-19). "Bellator 253 Results: Caldwell vs. McKee". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
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  20. "Bellator 255 Results, Fight Card and News - MMA Fighting". www.mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  21. "Bellator 260 Results, Fight Card and News - MMA Fighting". www.mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  22. "Titan FC 42 results: Jason Jackson gets first-round TKO of Dhiego Lima to win welterweight title". MMA Junkie. 2016-12-03. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  23. "LFA 71 highlights: A new champion crowned, a scary submission finish". MMA Junkie. 2019-07-13. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  24. "VICTORY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 48 RESULTS | News". Victory Fighter. Retrieved 2021-06-22.

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