Ramazan Kurmagomedov Stuns Jason Jackson, Wins Welterweight Title – Bellator Champions Series: Dublin Results (Highlights)

Kurmagomedov dominated the first three rounds, securing a unanimous decsion victory to win his first Bellator belt

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Bellator Champions Series heads back to 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland for a loaded lineup headlined by a welterweight title clash Jason Jackson puts his gold on the line against undefeated Russian sensation Ramazan Kuramagomedov. 

In the co-main event of the evening, former Cage Warriors champion Paul Hughes makes his highly anticipated promotional debut against 12-6 standout Bobby King. Also returning to her home country is one-time title challenger Sinead Kavanagh as she meets Arlene Blencowe.

Rounding out the main card are a couple of undefeated Irish prospects, Norbert Novenyi Jr. and Darragh Kelly, who look to keep their O’s intact against some seriously stiff competition in Dalton Rosta and Mathias Poiron. 

Bellator Champions Series: Dublin Main Card Results and Highlights:

Jason Jackson(c) vs. Ramazan Kuramagomedov – Bellator welterweight championship:

After surrendering the opening round to Kuramagomedov on the mat, Jackson fared much better in the second in terms of keeping the fight on the feet. However, it was Kuramagomedov who appeared to have the striking advantage, not only outlanding the champ but scoring the more significant strikes. 

Through three rounds of action, it was clear that Kuramagomedov was in clear control, outpacing Jackson and being the one to push the pace. By the end of the third, the Dagestani was sitting as a staggering -1000 favorite on the live odds. He started the fight as a +165 underdog. 

Likely down 30-27, Jackson turned up the heat in the fourth round, nearly securing a guillotine choke against the fence. With a minute left in the round, ‘The Ass-Kicking Machine’ relinquished the hold, content to maintain top control and take the round and some momentum into the final five minutes. 

In desperate need of a finish, Jackson spent the majority of the round controlling his opponent and fishing for a choke that would never come. With 35 seconds to go, Kuramagomedov was able to work his back on, but he didn’t have the energy to muster any offense, allowing Jackson to regain control and end the round fighting for another guillotine opportunity. 

Ramazan Kuramagomedov def. Jason Jackson via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) to win the Bellator MMA welterweight championship.

Paul Hughes vs. Bobby King:

Hughes largely controlled the opening round with his pressure and heavy-handed approach, but King was more than willing to stand and trade, sending ‘Big News’ back to his corner following the first with a bloody nose. 

Though King looked pretty good in the first, it was all Hughes in the second, working his opening down to the mat and maintaining control. With over a minute to go, Hughes was fishing for an arm triangle, but ultimately gave up on the maneuver, opting to launch a full-on ground-and-pound attack that prompted the referee to step in and call for the stoppage with seconds remaining in the round. 

Paul Hughes def. Bobby King via TKO (ground and pound) at 4:50 of Round 2

Arlene Blencowe def. Sinead Kavanagh via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:02 of Round 2

Dalton Rosta def. Norbert Novenyi Jr. via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Darragh Kelly def. Mathias Poiron via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:00 of Round 1

Bellator Champions Series: Dublin Preliminary Card Results and Highlights:

Kasum Kasumov def. Matheus Mattos via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Nathan Kelly def. Jose Sanchez via via submission (front-naked choke) at 3:42 of Round 1. 

Khasan Magomedsharipov def. Tyler Mathison via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Sarvarjon Khamidov def. Marcirley Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Shinobu Ota def. Roger Blanque via submission (north-south choke) at 2:18 of Round 1. 

Michelle Montague def. Karolina Sobek via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:41 or Round 1. 

Nate Kelly def. Paul Nolan via submission (armbar) at 1:49 of Round 1. 


Published on June 22, 2024 at 5:07 pm
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