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Mike Jackson (fighter)

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Mike Jackson
BornMichael Jackson
(1985-03-22) March 22, 1985 (age 35)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Nickname(s)The Truth
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)[1]
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Team4oz Fight Club[2]
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
By submission1
Amateur record

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William-Michael Jackson (born March 22, 1985) is an American professional mixed martial artist, undefeated boxer and occasional kickboxer who competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Early life[edit]

Jackson was a college student at the University of Houston, where he earned his degree in sociology with a minor in African-American studies. [3]

Boxing and kickboxing career[edit]

Since 2008, Jackson has received boxing training in Missouri City, Texas under coach Cliff Miles of Mo City Boxing. From 2013–2017, Mike amassed a 4-0 record in professional boxing.[4] Jackson also had a single kickboxing bout in 2017, losing to Bellator MMA fighter Jeramie Holloway, bringing his kickboxing record to 1-1.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Jackson began training mixed martial arts in 2008 under Jermaine Anugwom in College Station, Texas.[3]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Jackson made his promotional debut on February 6, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 82, where he faced fellow newcomer Mickey Gall. Jackson lost to a submission by Gall in 45 seconds of the first round.[5]

Return to UFC

In 2018, Jackson is expected to face the former WWE Champion CM Punk at UFC 225 in Chicago.[6][7]


Personal life[edit]

Mike Jackson is a photographer and videographer for Legacy FC.[3]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–1 Mickey Gall Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson February 6, 2016 1 0:45 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

Amateur mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–1 Nick Felder Decision (unanimous) Lonestar Beatdown 12 September 12, 2009 3 3:00 Houston, Texas, U.S.

See also[edit]

Other articles of the topic MMA : Komal Rao, Tim Williams (fighter), PunchOutPower, Angela Rivera-Parr, Ryan D Mooney American Muay Thai, Mix Martial Artist, Hamza Kooheji, Levon Lagvilava
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  • List of current UFC fighters
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  1. "Mike Jackson". UFC.
  2. "Mike Jackson". Sherdog.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "The strange story of Mike Jackson, the man who'll fight the man who might fight CM Punk". MMAjunkie. 2016-01-20. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  4. "BoxRec". boxrec.com. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  5. Dave Doyle (2016-02-06). "UFC Fight Night 82 results: Mickey Gall submits Mike Jackson, earns CM Punk bout". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  6. "Dana White announces CM Punk's return for UFC 225 vs. Mike Jackson". mmajunkie.com. 5 April 2018.
  7. "Dana White Confirms CM Punk's Opponent, Responds to Conor McGregor". TMZ. Retrieved 2018-04-05.

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