A co-main event has been added to next week’s Bellator 253 card between Benson Henderson and Jason Jackson. The fight was first reported by Mike Heck of MMA Fighting.
The matchup joins a card which is scheduled to happen at Bellator’s American hub, the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA.
The fight is Henderson’s return to action after a loss, being stopped in the first round with strikes by Michael Chandler in August. Before the loss, Henderson strung together four-straight wins in Bellator.
Jackson won his last fight, taking Jordan Mein to a unanimous decision in July. He has a record of two wins and one loss in his current Bellator run.
The main event of Bellator 253 is set to be a fight in the promotion’s featherweight tournament between Darrion Caldwell and AJ McKee Jr. Here’s the full lineup.
Bout 10: Darrion Caldwell (14-3) vs. AJ McKee Jr. (16-0) (Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix Semi-Finals)
Bout 9: Benson Henderson (28-9) vs. Jason Jackson (12-4) (Welterweight)
Bout 8: Joey Davis (7-0) vs. Bobby Lee (12-4) (Welterweight)
Bout 7: Keith lee (7-3) vs. Raufeon Stots (14-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 6: Jeremy Kennedy (15-2) vs. Matt Bessette (24-9) (Featherweight)
Bout 5: Lance Gibson Jr. (3-0) vs. Shane Kruchten (12-5) (Lightweight)
Bout 4: Baby Slice (3-2) vs. Kaheem Murray (3-3) (Lightweight)
Bout 3: Gaston Bolanos (5-3) vs. Johnny Soto (3-1) (Catchweight 140 lbs)
Bout 2: Jaleel Willis (13-2) vs. Mark Lemminger (11-2) (Welterweight)
Bout 1: Marcus Surin (6-2) vs. Ricardo Seixas (9-2) (Lightweight)