Sometimes, all it takes in Mixed Martial Arts is a change of scenery in a new promotion to get your career back on the right track.
In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a lone star python whose daunting submission attack has him on the verge of a return trip to the UFC.
A professional since September 2012 and representing Fortis MMA, Damon Jackson owns a 14-2-1-1 record in 16 career bouts consisting of 11 submissions, two knockouts one decision, one draw and a no contest.
Prior to making his LFA debut in 2017, Jackson previously competed for Legacy Fighting Championship and was a three-time UFC veteran.
In his MMA debut, he defeated Jacob Sayler via TKO in the first round. Jackson submitted his next four opponents which included victories over Zak Church and Luis Luna.
Next, he defeated Keith Miner via TKO in the first round at Bellator 96. In his Legacy Fighting Championship debut at LFC 24, Jackson submitted Javier Obregon in the second round via arm triangle choke.
He also tapped out Hunter Tucker via rear naked choke in the second round at LFC 28. In the main event of LFC 33, Jackson submitted UFC veteran Leonard Garcia in the first round via arm triangle choke.
Following his three-fight stint with the UFC, he returned to Legacy Fighting Championship in 2016 to face Levi Mowles at LFC 61 and defeated him via unanimous decision.
Following the conclusion of Legacy Fighting Championship’s and Resurrection Fighting Alliance’s final shows, the two promotions merged together to form a new promotion in the form of Legacy Fighting Alliance.
In the debut event for the promotion at LFA 1, Jackson submitted Charles Cheeks III in the second round via rear naked choke. In his third LFA appearance at LFA 16, Jackson submitted Eliazar Rodriguez in the first round via rear naked choke.
In the main event of LFA 28, he submitted Luis Luna in round one via rear naked choke.
In the co-main event of LFA 33, Jackson submitted Chris Pecero in the first round via arm triangle choke and earned his third consecutive submission victory in the process.
If you are not careful this lone star python will slowly latch on and squeeze until you either tap or go to sleep!
Analysis – Since LFA’S inception in 2017, Jackson’s nickname of ”The Leech” has been in full effect with him having earned three straight submission finishes.
Jackson’s ground arsenal is not easy to deal with as has been shown throughout his tenure in Legacy Fighting Championship and LFA. If Jackson continues to tear it up in LFA, I expect that he will earn a call back to the UFC!
Damon’s first-round submission in the main event of Legacy Fighting Championship 33
Jackson v Tucker Legacy Fighting Championship 28
Damon’s first-round submission at LFA 16