Jason Jackson and Patchy Mix both dethroned reigning champions as Bellator 301 saw two major title changes in Chicago.

Jackson produced one of the bigger shocks in recent Bellator championship history as he handed long-reigning champion Yaroslav Amosov the first defeat of his 28-fight career to claim the welterweight title in the main event.

Jackson shut down Amosov’s wrestling and punished him on the feet en route to a sensational third-round knockout victory as “The Ass-Kicking Machine” rose to the top of the 170-pound division.

Mix, meanwhile, turned to a familiar route to victory as he claimed the 13th submission win of his career to defeat bantamweight champion Sergio Pettis via second-round rear-naked choke to unify the bantamweight titles and underline his status as the best 135-pounder under the Bellator banner.

The night also saw main card victories for former interim bantamweight champion Raufeon Stots and former featherweight champ AJ McKee, who continued his rise up the lightweight division with a unanimous decision victory over Sidney Outlaw.

There was also a big win for Alexander Shabliy, who dominated former champion Patricky Pitbull to move into the final of the Bellator Lightweight World Grand Prix.

Bellator 301: Official results


  • Jason Jackson def. Yaroslav Amosov via knockout (punches) – Round 3, 2:08 – for welterweight title
  • Patchy Mix def. Sergio Pettis via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:51 – for unified bantamweight title
  • Raufeon Stots def. Danny Sabatello via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • AJ McKee def. Sidney Outlaw via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Alexander Shabliy def. Patricky Pitbull via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) – lightweight grand prix semi-final


  • Archie Colgan def. Pieter Buist via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Denise Kielholtz def. Sumiko Inaba via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Timur Khizriev def. Justin Gonzales via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Keri Taylor-Melendez def. Sabriye Sengul via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:06
  • Matheus Mattos def. Richard Palencia via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:20
  • Ramazan Kuramagomedov def. Randall Wallace via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:49
  • Islam Mamedov def. Killys Mota via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Cody Law def. Jefferson Pontes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Tim Wilde def. Mike Hamel via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:47
  • Yves Landu def. Isao Kobayashi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)