The date is set and the fighters are ready to rumble as Bellator 283: Lima vs Jackson takes place on July 22, 2022 at the Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino in Fife, WA.
The main card will air live on Showtime at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT, with the prelims kicking off at 4:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT. In the main event, welterweight world champion Douglas Lima will put his title on the line against former interim champion Michael “Venom” Page in a highly expected rematch.
The co-main event will see lightweight contenders Patricky “Pitbull” Freire and Ryan Scope clash in a battle with big title implications.
Rounding out the main card is a heavyweight matchup between Matt Mitrione and Roy Nelson, as well as a featherweight bout pitting A.J. McKee against Darrion Caldwell. The prelims will be headlined by a woman’s strawweight bout between Denise Kielholtz and Heather Hardy.
Bellator 283: Lima vs Jackson is sure to be an action-packed event from start to finish. So tune in on July 22, 2022 to catch all the exciting MMA action!
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Who is Douglas Lima?
Douglas Lima is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the welterweight division of Bellator MMA, where he is the reigning world champion. Lima is also a former two-time Bellator MMA welterweight tournament winner.
Lima began his professional MMA career in 2006 and quickly amassed a record of 12-2 with notable wins over the likes of Ben Askren and Paul Daley. In 2011, Lima entered the Bellator MMA welterweight tournament and defeated Chris Lozano in the quarterfinals before knocking out Brent Weedman in the semifinals. In the tournament final, Lima defeated Jay Hieron to become the Bellator MMA welterweight tournament champion.
Lima then went on to successfully defend his title against Ben Saunders before losing the belt to Andrey Koreshkov in 2015. Lima then regained the welterweight title in 2017 by defeating Lorenz Larkin. He has since defended his title twice, most recently against Michael “Venom” Page in 2019.
Lima is widely considered being one of the best welterweights in the world and is currently ranked as the #4 welterweight in the MMAFighting.com rankings.
Who is Jason Jackson?
Jason Jackson is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the welterweight division of Bellator MMA. Jackson is a former interim Bellator MMA welterweight champion.
Jackson began his professional MMA career in 2013 and quickly amassed a record of 8-1 with notable wins over the likes of Michael Page and Paul Daley. In 2017, Jackson entered the Bellator MMA welterweight tournament and defeated Jon Fitch in the quarterfinals before defeating Andrey Koreshkov in the semifinals. In the tournament final, Jackson defeated Saad Awad to become the interim Bellator MMA welterweight champion.
Jackson then went on to successfully defend his title against Lorenz Larkin before losing the belt to Douglas Lima in 2019. Jackson is currently ranked as the #7 welterweight in the world by MMA Fighting.
The main card will begin at 7:00 PM and will be live on Showtime. The prelims will begin at 4:00 PM.
Bellator 283 Fight card
Douglas Lima vs Jason Jackson
Usman Nurmagomedov vs Chris Gonzalez
Lorenz Larkin vs Mukhamed Berkhamov
Davion Franklin vs Marcelo Golm
Sidney Outlaw vs Tofiq Musayev
Viktor Nemkov vs Jose Augusto
Romero Cotton vs Dalton Rosta
Veta Arteaga vs Vanessa Porto
Gadzhi Rabadanov vs Bobby King
Jaylon Bates vs Mark Coates
Roman Faraldo vs Luis Iniguez
Archie Colgan vs Justin Montalvo
Ethan Hughes vs Kevin Hand
Kai Kamaka III vs Akhmed Magomedov
How can I watch it?
Bellator 283: Lima vs Jackson will be available live on Showtime. You can also catch the prelims on the Bellator MMA app.
Can I watch the Bellator 283: Lima vs Jackson fight for free?
Yes, the Showtime app (available on iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and more) will have a live stream of the main card. You can also watch the prelims on the Bellator MMA app (available on iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and more).
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Bellator 283: Lima vs Jackson will be a can’t miss event for MMA fans. The main card is loaded with top talent, and the rematch between Lima and Jackson is sure to be a barnburner. Be sure to tune in on July 22nd to catch all the action.