Douglas Lima, Jason Jackson clash in Bellator London co-headliner on May 13.

Douglas Lima
Mandatory Credit: Bellator MMA

Former three-time undisputed Bellator welterweight champion, Douglas Lima is set for a return on May 13. in the co-main event of Bellator London, taking on the surging #3 ranked contender, Jason Jackson at the SSE Arena event. 

Lima, a native of Goiania, headlined the promotion’s most recent visit to the capital last October, dropping a close, dubious split decision loss to Michael Page in a rematch.

For Jackson, the Sanford MMA staple, he managed to score his fifth consecutive victory under the promotion’s banner from six outings, most recently handing veteran knockout ace, Paul Daley a unanimous decision defeat at Bellator 260 last June. Bellator MMA confirmed the pairing in an official press release this Tuesday afternoon. 

Lima, a former three-time Bellator welterweight champion and the current #2 ranked contender at 170lbs, is currently in the midst of a three-fight losing skid, dropping his title to current kingpin, Yaroslav Amosov back in June, after a unanimous decision defeat to Gegard Mousasi in a middleweight title offing at Bellator 250.

The talented Brazilian veteran has managed to secure wins over the who’s-who of welterweight competition during his run with Bellator, including Rory MacDonald, MIchael Page, Andrey Koreshkov, Lorenz Larkin, Paul Daley, and Ben Saunders.

Debuting under the Bellator banner back in October 2019 following a successful run with LFA, Jackson, a staple of Sanford MMA in Deerfield Beach, Florida – has lodged five wins since a close split decision loss to Ed Ruth in his promotional bow back at Bellator 231.

The wrestling phenom has compiled a list of victories against Klichi Kunimoto, Jordan Mein, Benson Henderson, Neiman Gracie, and most recently, common-foe, Daley last summer. 

A welterweight title fight between the aforenoted champion, Amosov, and challenger, Page is booked to headline the SSE Arena event on May 13.


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