Douglas Lima vs. Jason Jackson scratched from Bellator 281


Douglas Lima and Jason Jackson will not be competing next month.

The welterweight contenders were scheduled to fight at Bellator 281 on May 13 in London, but MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin confirmed with officials that the bout has been postponed. The reason behind the delay was not revealed and the date when fighters will be rebooked is not known.

Eurosport Nederland was first to report the change.

When Lima (32-10) returns to the cage, he’ll look to snap a career-worst three-fight losing streak. Last October, he fought in Bellator 267 and lost to Michael “Venom”. Lima has fought for Bellator’s middleweight title and is the three-time Bellator Welterweight Champion.

Jackson (15-4) is likely one fight away from a title shot of his own, as he has won five straight fights, all by unanimous decision. These wins include NeimanGracie and Paul Daley as well as former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.

Bellator 281 will be headlined by Page vs Logan Storley, an interim welterweight champion bout.