After competing on “The Ultimate Fighter,” Dana White’s Contender Series, LFA, and various other regional promotions, Jason Jackson has finally found a home with a major promotion.
Jackson (10-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), who trains out of Hard Knocks 365 in South Florida, has signed with Bellator, a promotion official confirmed following a congratulatory tweet from LFA. The terms were not disclosed, however, Jackson stated on social media it’s <a href=”
Jackson, 28, first entered the national spotlight on “TUF 21: Blackzilians vs. ATT.” He represented the since-demised Blackzilians, and Jackson went 1-1 in exhibition bouts on the show. After he defeated Marcelo Alfaya by decision, he was submitted by future-UFC veteran Mike Graves.
Following the season’s conclusion, Jackson quickly clinched the Victory FC and Titan FC welterweight titles over the span of his next three fights. The win-streak earned Jackson a shot on the debut season of Dana White’s Contender Series. Midway through the bout, Jackson injured his ankle in and was eventually finished by Kyle Stewart via strikes.
A one-off bout for Bellator in 2018 kicked off another three-fight win streak for the Jamaican. In his last outing at LFA 71 in July, “The Ass-Kicking Machine” defeated Brazil’s Hemerson Souza by split decision and earned the LFA title in the process.
No timeframe for Jackson’s debut has been announced at this time.