Feb 24 2024
Saturday

Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ 175 Catchweight
25-9-0
KO 2
KO 2
17-4-0

The tape

31
Age
33
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
77.6" / 197 cm

Tape record

UDKOUDKOUD
Form
KOUDUDUDUD
25
Wins
17
16
By KO
5
64
KO%
29
7
By SUB
3
28
SUB%
18
9
Loses
4
2
Stopped
2
4
Tapped
0
1
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2012
35
Bouts
21
55
Rounds
55
3 hours, 3 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 6 minutes

Tape rankings @ 175 Catchweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Ray Cooper vs Jason Jackson report

Who won Cooper III vs Jackson?

Jason Jackson beat Ray Cooper by knockout in the 2nd round during the main card of PFL vs. Bellator, on Saturday 24th February 2024 at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the 175 Catchweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

Cooper III vs Jackson stats

Ray Cooper stepped into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Jason Jackson made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

Jason Jackson marked his 1st fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2024.

Ray Cooper's PFL record stood at 12-5-1, while Jason Jackson's came in at 1-0-0.

The stats suggested Cooper had a massive power advantage over Jackson, boasting a 64% knock out percentage over Jackson's 29%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Cooper had a slight advantage over Jackson, with a 28% submission rate over Jackson's 18%.

Ray Cooper was the younger man by 2 years, at 31 years old.

Jackson had a height advantage of 6 inches over Cooper. That also extended to a 8-inch reach advantage.

Cooper's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Jackson's, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 months later than Jackson, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 57 to Jackson's 62.

Cooper III vs Jackson form

Cooper had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Derek Brunson at PFL 10: 2023 PFL World Championship on 24th November 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Anthem, Washington, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Brett Cooper at PFL 2022 #6 on 1st July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Carlos Leal at PFL 2022 #3 on 6th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.

Before that, he had beaten Magomed Magomedkerimov at PFL 2021 #10 on 27th October 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Rory MacDonald at PFL 2021 #7 on 13th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.

Jackson had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1opponent and going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he was victorious against Yaroslav Amosov at Bellator 301 on 17th November 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Bellator Welterweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Chicago, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Douglas Lima at Bellator MMA on 8th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel, Tacoma.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Paul Daley at Bellator 260 on 11th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had defeated Neiman Gracie at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He was victorious against Benson Henderson at Bellator 253 on 19th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ray Cooper had been fighting more than Jason Jackson.

Going to this contest, Ray Cooper had last fought 7 months and 15 days ago, while Jason Jackson's last outing had been 7 months and 22 days ago.

Cooper's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Jackson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Cooper III vs Jackson?

Ray Cooper was a 4/1 (+400) underdog going into the contest, while Jason Jackson made his way into the ring at 1/7 (-630) with oddsmakers.

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