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Fourth UFC fight set for Oct. 15
August 15, 2022
Jackson will take on Pete Rodriguez at the UFC event on Oct. 15, MMAJunkie.com reports.
Jackson last was in the Octagon in April when he took on Dean Barry, but his opponent was disqualified for an eye gouge. Jackson was 1-1 in his first two UFC bouts. Rodriguez will look to bounce back after falling in his UFC debut in January.
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First pro win comes via DQ
April 23, 2022
Jackson defeated Dean Barry via DQ (eye gouge) at 3:52 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
It's the first professional win of Jackson's career in what was just his third career fight. That is not a misprint. He made his UFC/pro debut back in February 2016 and was submitted by Mickey Gall in 45 seconds. He went on to defeat C.M. Punk 2.5 years later before that resulted was changed to a no-contest. Jackson has been on the sidelines ever since. Jackson was getting beaten up by Barry, but two horrendous fouls (one low blow and one eye gouge) resulted in the latter eventually being disqualified by referee Chris Tognoni when Jackson was unable to continue. There is an overwhelming likelihood this goes down as the "highlight" of Jackson's UFC run, but at least he's in the official win column.
New date with Dean Barry
January 16, 2022
Jackson is scheduled to fight Dean Barry in a welterweight bout at UFC's April 23 event, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport Nederland reports.
The pair were originally set to face each other in January 2020, but the bout was pushed back twice before ultimately being canned. Barry is set to make his UFC debut, while Jackson hasn't been in the Octagon since his 2018 win over CM Punk, which was overturned and ruled a no contest.
Needs new opponent
March 28, 2021
Jackson needs a new opponent for May 1 due to Dean Barry's withdrawal, Andy Hickey of The MMA Opinion reports.
Jackson and Barry already had their fight rescheduled once, after having initially been set for UFC Fight Island on Jan. 20. With the May 1 card only days away, it remains to be seen whether the UFC will find a short-notice opponent to replace Barry.
Fight rebooked for May 1
February 7, 2021
Jackson's fight against Dean Barry has officially been rescheduled for a UFC event on May 1, Damon Martin of MMA Fighting reports.
Jackson (1-1-0) and Barry (3-1-0) were originally supposed to square off at UFC Fight Island on Jan. 20 but the fight had to be postponed for undisclosed reasons. Jackson is seven years older than Barry but has an advantage in height and reach as he'll prepare to enter the UFC octagon for the first time since defeating CM Punk in June of 2018.
Barry fight pushed back
January 1, 2021
Jackson will no longer face Dean Barry on Jan. 20 as previously scheduled but is expected to take him on in March or April, MMAFighting.com reports.
It was reportedly Jackson who was unable to fight in late January, though the reason for that has not been disclosed. Whatever the cause, Jackson's issue doesn't seem to be a long-term one, as the UFC is already in talks to reschedule the matchup.