Douglas Lima will face Jason Jackson in the Bellator London co-main event on May 13.
Promotion officials announced the matchup on Tuesday, as well as a featured light heavyweight clash pitting Luke Trainer against Simon Biyong. Bellator London takes place at OVO Arena Wembley and is headlined by a welterweight championship tilt between Yaroslav Amosov and Michael Page. The evening’s main card will be televised on Showtime in the United States at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.
Lima is in the middle of the first three-fight losing streak of his professional career. The American Top Team Atlanta stalwart began his skid with a five-round decision defeat to Gegard Mousasi in a middleweight title bout at Bellator 250. He then relinquished the welterweight crown in a decision loss to Amosov at Bellator 260 before dropping a split verdict to Page in the Bellator 267 main event in his last outing this past October.
Jackson, meanwhile, could potentially seal his position as the welterweight division’s No. 1 contender with a victory over Lima. After falling to Ed Ruth in his promotional debut, “The Ass Kicking Machine” has been victorious in his last five Bellator appearances. Most recently, Jackson earned a unanimous decision win over Paul Daley at Bellator 260. The ex-Legacy Fighting Alliance title holder also holds wins over the likes of Neiman Gracie, Benson Henderson and Jordan Mein.
England’s Trainer is undefeated in five professional appearances thus far in his burgeoning career. In his last outing, “The Gent” scored a second-round TKO win against Yannick Bahati at Bellator 267. He has finished all of his victories inside the distance.
A native of Genoa, Italy, the 30-year-old Biyong had a four-fight winning streak snapped in his promotional debut, as he fell to Christian Edwards via unanimous decision at Bellator 261. Biyong is 7-2 during his pro tenure, with six wins coming via KO or TKO.