Jackson (16-4 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) dominated former welterweight champ Douglas Lima (32-11 MMA, 14-7 BMMA) and swept the scorecards with a trio of 50-45 tallies in the Bellator 283 main event Friday in Tacoma, Wash. It was the sixth straight win for “The Ass-Kicking Machine,” and those victories have come against top-shelf opponents like former UFC champ Benson Henderson, jiu-jitsu standout Neiman Gracie, legendary knockout artist Paul Daley, and now Lima.
In return, Jackson said he deserves a Bellator title shot.
Jackson’s six straight wins have all been by unanimous decision.
When Lima held the welterweight title, he moved up to middleweight to challenge then-champ Gegard Mousasi in an attempt to hold two belts at once.
He pulled out of a scheduled title defense against Michael Page due to the country’s war with Russia.