#Bellator200 Predictions: Anastasia Yankova vs Kate Jackson

Bellator MMA takes over Wembley, London, with one of their biggest cards to date featuring an exciting flyweight contest between Anastasia Yankova and Kate Jackson.

Yankova will look to keep her undefeated record intact with a win over Jackson, who will be looking to bounce back from a loss to Valerie Letourneau. Both fighters are hungry to climb to the top of the division and the winner will find themselves one step closer to their ultimate goals.

Prior to Friday’s action, the WMMA Rankings panel weighs in on who they believe will have their hand raised at Bellator 200– check out their picks below!

anastasia yankova vs kate Jackson

TERENCE: Jackson is a game opponent and she will give her all, but Yankova is a better grappler and will control the fight on the ground. I don’t think she will get one of her arm-collecting finishes, but she will win the fight.  Anastasia Yankova by decision.


IDREES: Yankova.


BRYCE: This is a fight where I could easily see either competitor getting the win. Yankova has the strength advantage and should be able to use that strength advantage in the clinch to be able to pick up the win. However, Yankova also has a willingness to often times get in striking exchanges where she gives up getting hit in order to throw a strike of her own. Against a striker like Jackson, this could easily turn into giving up 2 or 3 strikes just to get one shot. For that reason, I have Jackson via Decision.


NICK: I am a huge Anastasia fan and I am stoked to see her back in action. Though it has been a long layoff, Yankova has taken some time to clear up nagging health issues and improve her game. I think we will see the best Yankova yet. She still has a long way to go, but I think her pressure and aggressiveness are going to give her the edge in this fight. Not taking away anything from Jackson, who is a great competitor, but I have Yankova by decision or late submission.


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