Bellator 200's Kate Jackson Talks Anastasia Yankova, Training at Jackson/Wink & TUF 23 Experience


Kate Jackson returns to the Bellator cage later this month as she faces Anastasia Yankova on the preliminary card of Bellator 200.

The UFC Ultimate Fighter 27 is currently airing on Fox Sports 1, but Jackson was a cast member of TUF 23 and the experience helped with one aspect of the fighters game.

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“I’m really glad I did it because it was one of the hardest things I’ve done in my entire life, it helped some with mental toughness…I think. It was a very surreal experience, like no contact…no music…there were just books. No having contact with my coaches or my friends and family was very hard to deal with,” Jackson says in an exclusive interview with Fightful’s James Lynch.

Jackson never did get an opportunity to fight in the UFC after the reality show ended, but she has won one of two under the Bellator MMA banner.

One thing that Jackson is excited for is to be competing on the Bellator 200 card because it is such a huge card for the promotion.

“Its really cool, its not quite a home fight in that I’ll still quite a long way away from London. I’ve got loads of friends and family in the area, its my capital city and its a massive card with some good fights on it. I’m really looking forward to it,” says Jackson.

Bellator 200 takes place on Friday, May 25 from the SSE Arena in London, England with Roy Nelson and Mirko Cro Cop headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs via tape delay on the Paramount Network.

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