Paul Daley returns to the cage at Bellator 260 against Jason Jackson in a catch-weight bout.
Daley vs. Jackson serves as the co-main event to Douglas Limas vs. Yaroslav Amosov for the welterweight title. The event takes place June 11 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, airing live on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET.
Elsewhere on the card, No. 9 ranked Tywan Claxton (6-2) faces the undefeated and newly signed Justin Gonzales (11-0) in featherweight action, while Connecticut’s Nick Newell (16-3) takes center stage against promotional debutant Bobby King (9-3) in a 155-pound clash and Demarques Jackson (11-5) meets Mark Lemminger (11-3) at welterweight. Featherweight legacy fighter Lucas Brennan (4-0) takes on Matthew Skibicki (4-3) and Amanda Bell (7-7) takes on Marina Mokhnatkina (4-2) in female featherweight action.
The preliminary card will stream live on the Bellator MMA YouTube channel, Showtime Sports YouTube channel and Pluto TV. Additional bouts will be announced at a later date.
Daley will head into the fight looking to make it three straight wins on the bounce inside the Bellator MMA cage. Daley, who remains one of the most experienced athletes on the Bellator MMA roster with 62 professional MMA fights to his name, returns to action after beating old foe Sabah “The Sleek Sheik” Homasi via TKO at Bellator 257 last month.
Standing in his way will be 30-year-old Jackson, the electric welterweight who trains out of Sanford MMA in South Florida. Currently riding a four-fight win streak inside the Bellator MMA cage, Jackson put on a dominant display in his last performance against Neiman Gracie at Bellator 255. The win over Gracie is the latest in an impressive run with the promotion, which also includes victories over notable names including Kiichi Kunimoto, Jordan Mein and Benson Henderson.
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Welterweight World Title Main Event: C-Douglas Lima (32-8) vs. #1-Yaroslav Amosov (25-0)
Contract Weight Co Main Event: #8- Paul Daley (43-17-2) vs. #3 Jason Jackson (14-4)
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Featherweight Bout: #9-Tywan Claxton (6-2) vs. Justin Gonzales (11-0)
Lightweight Bout: Nick Newell (16-3) vs. Bobby King (9-3)
Featherweight Bout: Lucas Brennan (4-0) vs. Matthew Skibicki (4-3)
Featherweight Bout: Amanda Bell (7-7) vs. Marina Mokhnatkina (4-2)
Welterweight Bout: Demarques Jackson (11-5) vs. Mark Lemminger (11-3)