In the 28 season run of The Ultimate Fighter, many fighters have gone on to find success in numerous promotions outside the UFC and have raised their profile in so doing. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a battle-tested stallion of unquestioned grit ready to steal the hearts of the Italian faithful on October 1 at Bellator Milan. A professional mixed martial artist since May 2009 and representing Flo Martial Arts and Koncept Gym, Kate Jackson holds an 11-4-1 record in 15 professional bouts comprised of six knockouts, four decisions, one submission, and a draw. Jackson fought for numerous promotions all over Europe including Cage Warriors prior to debuting with Bellator MMA in August 2017 at Bellator 182. She also appeared on The Ultimate Fighter season 23 in 2016. Jackson has finished seven of her 11 victories in her time thus far as a professional mixed martial artist.
In her MMA debut, she faced Kate Rennie and went on to defeat her via TKO in the first round. Jackson defeated her next three opponents that included wins over Paula Ralph and Chole Hinchcliffe. Then at Cage Warriors 72, she defeated Paulina Bonkowska via TKO in round one. Jackson defeated Linn Winnergren and Eeva Siiskonen. in 2016, she was selected to be a part of The Ultimate Fighter season 23 cast at strawweight. For her entry fight into the house, Jackson defeated Irene Rivera via TKO in the second round and was the second pick of team Claudia. She defeated Ashley Yoder via unanimous decision in episode nine to advance to the semi-finals. At BCMMA 18 Jackson defeated Bryony Tyrell via TKO in round three. In her promotional debut with Bellator MMA at Bellator 182, she defeated Colleen Schneider via TKO in the first round. Jackson defeated Anastasia Yankova via unanimous decision at Bellator 200. At Bellator 223 she defeated Lena Ovchynnikova via TKO in round one to earn the sixth knockout victory of her professional career.
At Bellator Milan on October 1, she will face Denise Keilholtz in an encounter at flyweight. Good luck Kate!