Rampage Jackson vs Satoshi Ishii set to headline Bellator 157
<p>‘Rampage’ Jackson will take on Satoshi Ishii in <a href="http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/4/5/11375160/rampage-jackson-vs-satoshi-ishii-to-headline-bellator-dynamite-2">the main event of Bellator 157.</a></p>
<p>Bellator 157: Dynamite 2 will take place on June 24 in St. Louis, Missouri. The main event will be a catchweight bout at 215-pounds. No other bouts on the card have been announced yet.</p>
<p>Jackson (36-11) has not fought since his UFC 186 victory over Fabio Maldonado which occurred in April 2015. After nearly a year of legal battles, which wasn’t settled until last February, ‘Rampage’ signed a two-fight deal with Bellator. Prior to that, Jackson won three straight under the Bellator banner which includes two knockouts and a unanimous decision victory over Muhammed Lawal.</p>
<p>Satoshi Ishii (14-5-1) last fought at Rizin Fighting Federation 1, where he lost to Jiri Prochazka via knockout. The judo Olympic gold-medalist won two back-to-back fights prior to that with both wins coming by way of submission. In 2012, Ishii compiled an eight-fight win streak with wins over the likes of Tim Sylvia, Pedro Rizzo, and Jeff Monson.</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.