Report: Damon Jackson Faces Ilia Topuria On December 5 UFC Card

A featherweight division attraction has been added to the December 5 UFC card as Damon Jackson faces Ilia Topuria.

Adjara Sport first reported the bout.

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Jackson (18-3-1-1NC) has been undefeated during his second UFC run, having defeated Mirsad Bektic by third round submission at UFC Vegas 11. Jackson went winless during his first UFC run, dropping a bout to Yancy Medeiros, while fighting Levan Makashvili to a draw and Rony Jason to a no contest. Jackson hasn’t been defeated in over a year, with his last loss coming in May of 2019.

Topuria (9-0-0) has competed once before in the UFC, defeating Youssef Zalal by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Island 5. Topuria also competed twice in the Brave CF promotion, defeating the duo of Luis Gomez and Stephen Goncalves. Topuria competed nine times as a professional MMA fighter and just one of those encounters went the distance.

UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Holland takes place on Saturday, December 5 from a location to be announced with Jack Hermansson and Kevin Holland headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, while broadcast plans have yet to be revealed.

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