Anastasia Yankova returns, meets Kate Jackson at Bellator 200

An exciting women’s flyweight bout has been added to Bellator 200. 

Unbeaten Russian beauty Anastasia Yankova (5-0) will return to the cage for the first time since April of 2017, where she picked up a unanimous decision victory over Elina Kallionidou. Of Yankova’s five career victories, three come by way of submission.

The 27-year-old prospect has notably struggled to make the flyweight limit in the past.

Opposite Yankova will be British fighter Kate Jackson (9-3-1). Jackson debuted in Bellator with win over Colleen Schneider. In her sophomore appearance, Jackson dropped a unanimous decision to top contender Valerie Letoturnau. She will look to get back in the win column in her third promotional appearance.

Bellator 200 takes place at the Wembley Arena in London on May 25.

Who will you be rooting for?

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5 comments

      1. Yankova is even bigger. and unlike Dern who is short, soft and not yet in shape for the sport, Yankova has no headroom. watch her come in 127-130 for this fight. then again, Kate has also missed 125 a few times. perfect matchup eh.

        1. I think Kate mostly missed weight when fighting at 115, so 125 should not be a problem for her. Dern is only one inch shorter than Yankova, but she’s definitely softer.

  1. Can’t wait to see Anastasia back in action. But, given past problems with weight cuts, she may be too big for 125 class. Unfortunately Bellator doesn’t have a bantamweight class.

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