Today, for Bellator 108, Rampage Jackson and Joey Beltran were looking to throw down from the very beginning. This was the main event, and it certainly delivered. Early in the fight, Beltran was able to push the pace, but Jackson was right there with him, and at the end of the right, clipped Beltran with a huge hook, sending him out and to the canvas.
It was a much-needed win for Rampage, as his back was up against the wall. Jackson looked great physically, and it seems he’s putting the time into his training and is taking his career very serious. This was evident tonight, and he was able to snap a three-fight losing streak. Jackson has always been an exciting fighter, who had one-punch knockout power.
However, going up against elite wrestlers, he was able to get controlled and dominated. Also, his knees have always plagued him from training to his full potential, but this doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. He seems revitalized, and he is going to be a tough opponent to deal with for any fighter in the light heavyweight division.
Beltran brought the fight to Jackson, and it looked like he was doing great, but anything can happen within seconds in an MMA fight, and this was true tonight. This is a huge setback for Beltran, and it’s going to be interesting to see where he goes going forward. For Rampage, he couldn’t have scripted it any better. This was his Bellator debut, and he is going to be a huge draw for their promotion.