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"The Truth"

Mike Jackson

Welterweight Division

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Mike Jackson

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Learn more about Mike Jackson's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

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Place of Birth
Houston, United States
Trains at
Main Street Boxing and Muay Thai
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Feb. 7, 2016
Leg reach
  • Has competed as an amateur in MMA since 2008, fighting nine times

  • Origin of nickname: “It was given to me by a friend well before I began fighting; it’s a personality trait.”

UFC Fight Night (10/15/22) Jackson was knocked out by Pete Rodriguez at 1:33 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (4/23/22) Jackson defeated Dean Barry via disqualification (eye poke) at 3:52 of the first round

UFC 225 (6/9/18) Jackson’s win over CM Punk was overturned due to a positive post-fight drug test for marijuana

UFC Fight Night (2/6/16) Jackson was submitted by Mickey Gall via rear naked choke at :45 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I began training in 2008, simply because I thought it would be fun.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is an amazing opportunity in a crazy situation. I hope to use this platform to grow my brand as not only a fighter, but as an MMA media personality.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I attended both Texas A&M University and the University of Houston. Graduated from UH in Dec. 2015 with a degree in Sociology, minor in African American Studies.

What was your job before you started fighting? College student

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 2011 Houston Golden Gloves Champion

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? 4-0 (4 KOs) as a pro boxer; 1-0 (1 KO) as a pro kickboxer.

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine choke

Favorite Striking technique: Flying jabs