Anastasia Yankova Returns to Face Kate Jackson at Bellator 200 in London on May 25

By Tristen Critchfield Mar 19, 2018

Unbeaten flyweight contender Anastasia Yankova will return to action for the first time in more than a year when she faces Kate Jackson at Bellator 200.

A promotion official confirmed the pairing to following an initial report from Bellator 200 takes place at the SSE Arena in London on May 25 and features a middleweight title tilt between Rafael Carvalho and Gegard Mousasi. The card will be televised via tape delay in the United States on the Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Yankova vs. Jackson will be part of the preliminary portion of the card.

Yankova last appeared at Bellator 176, where she captured a unanimous decision victory over Elina Kallionidou in April 2017. The 27-year-old Russian owns a 5-0 career mark that includes three victories under the Bellator MMA banner.

Jackson, meanwhile, saw a five-fight winning streak come to an end at Bellator 191, as she dropped a unanimous verdict to former UFC title challenger Valerie Letourneau. Jackson made her promotional debut at Bellator 182, where she defeated Colleen Schneider via TKO when Schneider suffered a knee injury in the opening round.

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