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Rumble in Riyadh: PFL vs. Bellator Clash Takes an Unexpected Turn with Jason Jackson vs. Ray Cooper III

Ray Cooper III to face Jason Jackson
Bellator vs PFL: Ray Cooper III

In the unpredictable world of MMA, where plot twists are the norm, the upcoming PFL vs. Bellator card has just thrown fans an unexpected curveball. The eagerly anticipated showdown between PFL welterweight champion Magomed Magomedkerimov and Bellator champion Jason Jackson has hit a snag, leaving fight enthusiasts buzzing with speculation.

Magomedkerimov's sudden withdrawal due to undisclosed reasons has paved the way for a new headliner that promises to deliver fireworks. The charismatic former PFL champion, Ray Cooper III, steps into the ring to face off against Jackson on February 24 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. But here's the kicker – the new matchup is set at a riveting 182-pound catchweight, adding an extra layer of excitement to an already thrilling event.

Confirmed by insiders and reported first by MMA Junkie, this clash of champions is sending shockwaves through the MMA community. Cooper, a two-time PFL champion with an impressive record, brings a mix of resilience and knockout power to the ring. Having traded victories with Magomedkerimov, including a spectacular knockout, Cooper is no stranger to high-stakes battles.

Fresh off a unanimous decision loss to UFC veteran Derek Brunson at the 2023 PFL Championship, Cooper is hungry for redemption. With a 3-2 record in his last five fights, including wins over notable names like Brett Cooper and Rory MacDonald, Cooper is determined to make a statement on the grand stage.

On the other side, Jackson enters the bout riding a wave of momentum, having shocked the MMA world with a third-round knockout victory over former Bellator champion Yaroslav Amosov. The win ended Amosov's undefeated streak and crowned Jackson as the new champion, marking his seventh consecutive triumph.

In a sport where anything can happen, this unexpected matchup between two seasoned warriors promises a night of pure adrenaline. As Cooper and Jackson prepare to clash in Riyadh, fans can't help but anticipate an epic showdown that will undoubtedly leave a lasting mark on the PFL vs. Bellator saga.

Get ready for Jason Jackson vs. Ray Cooper III in Riyadh. This clash is destined to be a highlight of the PFL vs. Bellator showdown in February!


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