Bellator hosted its lone July event on Friday with Bellator 283, which went down at Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.
A new top welterweight contender emerged in the main event, with Jason Jackson (16-4 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) scoring a unanimous decision win over multi-time Bellator champion Douglas Lima (32-11 MMA, 14-7 BMMA) to strengthen his own case for a crack at gold.
For more on the numbers behind the headliner, as well as the rest of the card, check below for MMA Junkie’s post-event facts from Bellator 283.
Betting favorites went 9-2 on the card. One fight ended in a no contest.
Betting favorites improved to 5-6 in Bellator main events this year.
Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 1:51:27.
Jason Jackson def. Douglas Lima
Jackson’s five-fight Bellator winning streak at welterweight is tied for the third-longest longest active streak in the division behind Yaroslav Amosov (six) and Joey Davis (six).
Jackson has earned six of his seven Bellator victories by decision.
Lima’s four-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since October 2019.
Lima has suffered nine of his 11 career losses by decision.
Lima has suffered all seven of his Bellator losses by decision.
Tofiq Musayev def. Sidney Outlaw
Tofiq Musayev (19-4 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) has earned 17 of his 19 career victories by stoppage.
Sidney Outlaw (15-5 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) has suffered four of his five career losses by stoppage.
Outlaw has suffered both of his Bellator losses by knockout.
Usman Nurmagomedov def. Chris Gonzalez
Usman Nurmagomedov (15-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) has earned 13 of his 15 career victories by stoppage.
Chris Gonzalez (7-2 MMA, 6-2 BMMA) has suffered both of his career losses by stoppage.
Gonzalez suffered the first submission loss of his career.
Lorenz Larkin vs. Mukhamed Berkhamov
Lorenz Larkin (24-7 MMA, 6-2 BMMA) is 7-3 with one no contest since he dropped to the welterweight division in January 2015.
Larkin’s five-fight Bellator unbeaten streak at welterweight is tied for the third-longest longest active streak in the division behind Amosov (six) and Davis (six).
Mukhamed Berkhamov (14-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) had his 14-fight winning streak snapped.
Marcelo Golm def. Davion Franklin
Marcelo Golm (10-3 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) has earned all 10 of his career victories by stoppage.
Davion Franklin (5-1 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) had his five-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.
Dalton Rosta def. Romero Cotton
Dalton Rosta’s (7-0 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) five-fight Bellator winning streak at middleweight is the third-longest active steak in the division behind Johnny Eblen (eight) and Anatoly Tokov (seven).
Rosta has earned four of his seven career victories by stoppage.
Romero Cotton (6-1 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) has suffered consecutive losses after starting his career 6-0.
Veta Arteaga def. Vanessa Porto
Veta Arteaga (7-4 MMA, 6-4 BMMA) has earned three of her six Bellator victories by stoppage.
Roman Faraldo def. Luis Iniguez
Roman Faraldo’s (8-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) five-fight Bellator winning streak at welterweight is tied for the third-longest longest active streak in the division behind Amosov (six) and Davis (six).
Faraldo has earned all eight of his career victories by knockout.
Luis Iniguez (5-2 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) suffered the first stoppage loss of his career with a knockout defeat.