Video: Shavkat Rakhmonov battles Bellator champ Jason Jackson in gym wrestling match
Two of the best welterweights in the world battled in a friendly, yet competitive wrestling match at their gym.
In a video shared on social media, new Bellator welterweight champion Jason Jackson and surging UFC contender Shavkat Rakhmonov competed in a grappling match at Kill Cliff FC in Florida, while many of their teammates watched and cheered.
In the end, Rakhmonov bested Jackson with a go-behind, belly-to-back takedown. Check out video of the wrestling competition below.
Rakhmonov has finished all 17 of his opponents throughout his impressive pro career, which includes a 5-0 start to his UFC run. In his most recent outing, Rakhmonov submitted Geoff Neal in the third round at UFC 285 in March, and now the 29-year-old is scheduled to face Stephen Thompson at UFC 296 in December.
Jackson recently captured the Bellator welterweight title with a stunning finish at Bellator 301 earlier this month, handing Yaroslav Amosov his first pro loss in 28 bouts.