Some fans have speculated that the fight was fixed through various forms of social media, but Rampage says that there was no fix in his main event bout.
Jackson addressed those rumors through Instagram:
When that bag secured and the ladies waiting back in the room -------- @MKingRingo @EntangledEntertainment (I’ll never do a fixed fight Fador won fair,i have to get my weight down,that loss was on me.. non fighters need to --) much love to my real fans,you win some lose some----
The loss for Jackson was his second straight under the Bellator MMA banner, as the fighter has won just one of his last four in the promotion. Emelianenko, on the other hand, has won three of his last four in the promotion and he also made it to the finals of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix.