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MONTEL JACKSON

AGE

26

RECORD

8-1-0

REACH

75”

HEIGHT

5”10"

WEIGHT

135LB

STANCE

SOUTHPAW

CAMP

RED SCHAFER MMA

HOMETOWN

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIIN, US

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT APRIL 2019 UFC 236 – VS ANDRE SOUKHAMTHATH

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Jackson is in the southpaw stance. Andre comes out in the orthodox stance and he immediately opens the fight with a leg kick. Another hard leg kick lands for Andre! Jackson takes the center and starts pressuring Andre. Both fighters are flat-footed. Jackson moves in and lands a nice left straight. He follows with the kick to the body and lands. He is looking disciplined. Andre is measuring his range. 1st min in, Andre lands a leg kick but eat a straight right in return. Stiff jab lands for Jackson. Andre has a hard time defending the straight punches early. Another straight right lands for Jason. Andre misses with the counter and sticks with the kicks. Andre catches the kick and lands a counter inside leg kick. Both fighters are respecting the power of each other. Jackson slowly starts marching forward. Halfway in, Andre is throwing faints. He explodes with the volume strikes but he is out of range. Jackson is displaying great footwork. Big kick to the body lands for Jackson! Jackson is very technical with his striking. Both fighters are exchanging hard kicks. Andre continues with the faints. He explodes with a right hand and follows with a knee to the body! Jackson cracks Andre with the left hook and level changes for a takedown. Jackson picks Andre up and slams him down to the mat! Great move by Jackson. 1 min to go, Andre is working his way up against the fence.  He is back on his feet as Jackson controls him against the fence. Jackson is busy with the knees. He takes the under hook and trips Andre down to the mat. Jackson is in the side control position. 10-9 Jackson

Rd 2 – Andre opens the round with a right hand. Jackson responds with a one-two over the top. Andre takes the center and lands an inside leg kick. Both fighters are reading each other. Andre fires a straight right and lands. Jackson is much disciplined with his defense. He moves in and lands a knee to the body. Jackson starts moving forward and pressuring Andre. A nice step in left hand lands for Jackson. 1st min in, Andre has a hard time keeping his distance. Nice front kick to the body lands for Andre. Jackson touches Andre with a couple of jabs. Andre sticks with the kicks. He is not following the kicks with the punches. Jackson initiates the clinch. He pushes Andre back against the fence and starts working for a takedown. Andre defends but eats a left hand on the separation! Halfway in, Andre is pressing with the punches but Jackson shows his great head movement. He clinches and lands a couple of big shots! Jackson is exploding with the power punches! Jackson is letting his hands go! Big right lands for Jackson! He slows the attack with a clinch against the fence. Andre has never been finished in his career. Jackson is working for takedown. Andre is defending well. Jackson takes the body lock and scores another takedown. 1 min to go, Jackson is in the guard position. Andre is controlling the posture from the bottom. Jackson has a hard time creating some space for the punches. 10-9 Jackson

Rd 3 – Andre takes the center. Jackson opens the round with a couple of stiff jabs. Andre goes high with the kick but eats a groins strike in return. The referee stops the fight and gives Andre time to recover. Andre is fine and the fight continues in the center. Andre moves in with the punches and level changes for a takedown! Andre scores the takedown but Jackson scrambles and finishes in the mount position! Jackson is landing hard punches! Andre is in trouble early in the round! 1st min in, Andre scrambles and gives his back to Jackson! Jackson is displaying strong top control. Andre scrambles once against and gets the half guard back. Andre is controlling the posture from the bottom position. Jackson postures up and lands a couple of punches. Jackson shoots for kimura! Andre is defending well. Halfway in, Andre escapes the submission. Jackson is landing hard punches to the belly. Andre scrambles from the bottom and Jackson makes a transition to the guard position. Andre has a hard time finding the way back to his feet. He tries to stay active form the bottom with the short punches. Jackson appears to be a superior grappler. However, he is not offering any offense from the guard position. 1 min to go, Jackson stays busy with a couple of short punches. The referee warns the fighters to work. Andre shoots for the armbar! Jackson slams him down and defends the submission. He finally explodes with some hammer fists but Andre shows nice defense on the bottom. 10-9 Jackson

WATCH FIGHT

DECEMBER 2018 UFC 232 – VS BRIAN KELLEHER

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD SUBMISSION (BRABO CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Kelleher is in the orthodox stance. Jackson is in the southpaw stance. Kelleher opens the round with a leg kick. Jackson immediately responds with a double leg kick. Kelleher is switching his stances early. Big kick to the body lands for Jackson. He is looking confident as he lands straight right hand. Kelleher is moving on the outside. He eats another stiff jab. Jackson is finding his rhythm. He starts walking Kelleher down. Another big kick to the body lands for Jackson! Kelleher moves forward and initiates the clinch. Jackson clips him with the right hand over the top! Kelleher goes down!!! Jackson pushes for a finish with more punches! Jackson is landing hard left hands! Kelleher is scrambling from the bottom! Jackson pulls the Brabo choke!!! It looks tight!!! Kelleher taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

AUGUST 2018 UFC 227 – VS RICKY SIMON

RESULT – LOST VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Simon is in the orthodox stance. Jackson is in the southpaw stance. Jackson takes the center. Simon opens the fight with a leg kick. Jackson starts putting pressure on Simon. Simon fires a body kick, Jackson catches the leg and continues with the pressure. Simon shoots for a takedown. Simon trips Jackson down to the mat. However, Jackson is back on his feet. Simon continues with the clinch. 1st min in, Simon is working for a takedown. Jackson is doing a good job defending. Stiff jab lands for Jackson. Simon pushes for another takedown. Jackson defends the takedown. Fighters are in the clinch. Jackson lands a couple of knees to the body. Simon separates. Simon lands a leg kick. Halfway in, Simon is telegraphing his takedown attempts. Simon is throwing a lot of punches but misses with all of them. Jackson is waiting for a counter. Jackson pushes with the one-two combination. Simon level changes and takes the double leg. Simon scores a takedown. Jackson is back on his feet. Simon initiates the clinch and takes the single leg. Simon scores a takedown. Jackson is back on his feet once again. Simon has a hard time controlling Jackson on the ground. 1 min to go, both fighters exchange punches. Nice left hand over the top lands for Simon. Jackson is putting pressure on Simon. Nice left hook to the body lands for Simon. Jackson has a hard time landing anything in this round. Simon pushes forward with the punches. Nice counter left hook lands for Jackson. 10-9 Simon

Rd 2- Both fighters are throwing a lot of faints. Simon is working with the hard kicks to the leg! Simon is showing great head movement. Jackson has a hard time closing the distance. 1st min in, Jackson is looking for the openings. Simon shoots for a single leg. Simon takes Jackson down to the mat. Jackson scrambles and finishes on top! Simon is back on his feet. Jackson continues with the clinch and takes Simon down to the mat. Simon is back on his feet. Simon separates from the clinch. Jackson pushes with the punches. Simon ducks under and initiates the clinch. Simon is showing great wrestling skills. Simon is looking for a single leg. Jackson defends the takedown and separates. Halfway in, Nice inside leg kick lands for Simon. Simon is more active with the punches and kicks. Simon is doing a good job closing the distance. Nice straight left hand lands for Jackson. Jackson misses with the left hand. Simon is looking confident on the feet. 1 min to go, nice left hand over the top lands for Simon! Simon pushes forward and initiates the clinch. Simon trips Jackson down to the mat. Simon takes the back of Jackson! Jackson is in a bad position! 10-9 Simon

Rd 3 – Jackson opens the round with a left hand. Simon is working with the kicks. Hard kick to the body lands for Jackson! Jackson connects with a one-two combination. Simon level changes and takes the double leg. Simon scores a takedown. Jackson scrambles and finishes on top! Simon is back on his feet. 1st min in, Simon continues with the clinch. Simon separates from the clinch. Simon is looking more aggressive. Jackson lands a knee to the body and a right hand over the top! Jackson explodes with the punches! Simon level changes and takes Jackson down to the mat! Simon is in the mount position! Jackson rolls and gives his back to Simon! Jackson is in trouble! Halfway in, Simon is looking for the submissions. Jackson scrambles and manages to get back to his feet. Simon clinches. Simon takes the double leg and picks Jackson up in the air. Simon slams Jackson down to the mat! Simon is trying to take the back of Jackson. Jackson is bacK on his feet. 1 min to go, Simon takes the double leg and takes Jackson down once again! Simon is showing great wrestling skills in this fight. Jackson is back on his feet but has a hard separating from the clinch. Jackson is landing knees as the round ends. 10-9 Simon

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

9 MATCHES 8 WINS 1 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 5 0
SUBMISSION 1 0
DECISION 2 1
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Jackson is the aggressive standup fighter who has a lot of power in his hands.
  • He has appeared on DWTNCS show.
  • Jackson has made his UFC debut against Ricky Simon.
  • His standup is good. He is using his reach well and is very accurate with the straight punches.
  • However, against Simon, Jackson had a hard time keeping his distance with the kicks and straight punches.
  • His wrestling is quite bad. He got easily taken down against Simon without offering any defense.
  • On the mat, Jackson clearly lacks scrambling techniques. He was not offering any offense from the bottom position.
  • His clinch game was looking strong against Soukhamthath. He as landing hard elbows and punches on the separations.
  • Jackson has a very dangerous submission offense as seen against Kelleher.
  • Jackson is a fast starter. He has found his range and timing quickly against Kelleher.