Paul Daley will get his want to compete in one other 175-pound catchweight bout.
Daley (43–17–2 MMA, 9-4 BMMA) is ready to struggle Jason Jackson (14-4 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) within the Bellator 260 co-main occasion on June 11 at Mohegan Solar Area in Uncasville, Conn. Bellator officers introduced the matchup Wednesday.
Daley’s previous two knockout wins over Saad Awad and Sabah Homasi have come at a contracted weight of 175-pounds. The 38-year-old beforehand expressed his want to proceed competing in catchweight bouts, regardless of Bellator president Scott Coker’s want to have him struggle at welterweight.
Presently No. 3 in Bellator’s welterweight rankings, Jackson will look so as to add one other huge identify to his resume. Since rejoining the Bellator roster in October 2019, Jackson has gone 4-1 and is coming off back-to-back wins over former WEC and UFC light-weight champion Benson Henderson and Neiman Gracie.
With the addition, the present Bellator 260 lineup now contains:
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
- Champ Douglas Lima vs. Yaroslav Amosov – for welterweight title
- Paul Daley vs. Jason Jackson
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 6 p.m. ET)
- Tywan Claxton vs. Justin Gonzales
- Bobby King vs. Nick Newell
- Lucas Brennan vs. Matt Skibicki
- Amanda Bell vs. Marina Mokhnatkina
- Demarques Jackson vs. Mark Lemminger