Read about the stunning upset at Bellator 301 as Jason Jackson defeats Yaroslav Amosov to become the new welterweight world champion. Patchy Mix also unifies the interim bantamweight championship with the world title by submitting Sergio Pettis. Get all the details and highlights from the event.
|Jason Jackson vs. Yaroslav Amosov
|Patchy Mix vs. Sergio Pettis
|Submission (neck crank)
Jason Jackson shocked the MMA world by defeating Yaroslav Amosov in the main event of Bellator 301. With a third-round TKO, Jackson claimed the welterweight world championship. In the co-main event, Patchy Mix submitted Sergio Pettis in the second round, unifying the interim bantamweight championship with the world title.
Jason Jackson’s Stunning Upset
In a shocking turn of events, Jason Jackson emerged victorious against Yaroslav Amosov to claim the Bellator welterweight world championship. The fight took place at Bellator 301, marking the end of the Showtime era.
Jackson showcased his skills by defending multiple takedown attempts from Amosov while delivering precise combinations. Round after round, Jackson thwarted Amosov’s takedowns and punished him with powerful punches from a distance. The climax came in the third round when Jackson landed a devastating right hand that sent Amosov crashing to the canvas.
With Amosov unable to recover, Jackson capitalized on the opportunity and unleashed a barrage of strikes on the ground. The referee intervened at the 2:08 mark of Round 3, declaring Jackson the winner by TKO. This victory shattered Amosov’s previously undefeated record, leaving him with a 27-1 standing.
Jackson, elated by his triumph, expressed his disbelief, stating, ‘This feels like a dream and I woke up and I still feel like I’m dreaming. I can’t believe it. Remember this, every man has a dream and every man has a nightmare, and that’s me. I’m a f—ing nightmare… I highly believe in these hands, I’ve been working them for a while. A lot of people sleep on my wrestling, but that’s my base.’
Amosov’s failure to execute any of his 13 takedown attempts played a crucial role in Jackson’s underdog victory as a +400 betting odds.
Jackson’s win extends his winning streak to seven fights, with notable victories over Amosov, Douglas Lima, Paul Daley, Neiman Gracie, and Benson Henderson.
In the co-main event, Patchy Mix achieved the biggest milestone of his career by unifying his interim bantamweight championship with the world title. He accomplished this feat by submitting Sergio Pettis in the second round.
Mix earned the interim title by knocking out Raufeon Stots in the Bantamweight World Grand Prix finals, securing a $1 million prize. However, his ultimate goal was to win the world title, and he did so dominantly against Pettis, who withdrew from the Grand Prix due to injury.
Mix’s exceptional grappling skills allowed him to control the fight on the ground throughout the opening round. Although he couldn’t secure a definitive finish, Round 2 proved to be decisive. Mix swiftly brought the fight to the floor, gained back control, applied a body triangle, and ultimately submitted Pettis with a neck crank at the 1:51 mark of Round 2.
Pettis struggled to find his rhythm on the feet, largely due to Mix’s utilization of his long limbs for kicks and the constant threat of takedowns.
Now holding the world title, Mix solidifies his position as one of the top bantamweights in the world. When asked about his next challenger, Mix confidently stated, ‘It doesn’t matter, man. I’m the best in the world. 135, I’m the best in the world. It doesn’t matter if you sent King Kong in here tonight, I was going to whip his ass.’