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Montel Jackson Aims for Career Milestone with UFC Denver Victory Over Da'Mon Blackshear

Montel Jackson
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After a year away from the Octagon, bantamweight contender Montel Jackson is set to face Da'Mon Blackshear at UFC Denver, eyeing a victory that could elevate his career to new heights. Originally slated to fight in Saudi Arabia, Jackson's bout was rescheduled to a more manageable location in Denver, a change he welcomed despite the initial frustration.

Jackson, known for his calm demeanor and strategic approach, has maintained his fitness and honed his fighting skills during his hiatus, despite the setbacks of canceled bouts and scheduling conflicts. His last appearance, a stunning knockout against Rani Yahya in April 2023, showcased his potential, which he aims to exceed in his upcoming fight.

Facing Blackshear, a formidable opponent who recently trained with the Tiger Muay Thai team in Thailand, Jackson recognizes the significance of this fight. At 32, Jackson is determined to break into the Top 15 bantamweight rankings, understanding the competitive nature of securing high-profile fights within the division.

As fight night approaches, Jackson remains focused on the task at hand—proving himself in the cage against Blackshear. He emphasizes the personal stakes involved, viewing each match as a critical battle for his professional future.

Catch all the action of UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs Cortez, featuring Jackson vs. Blackshear, live from Ball Arena in Denver on July 13, 2024. The prelims and main card are set to captivate fans, promising intense matchups and potentially career-defining moments for fighters like Jackson.

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