Sport Bellator 247's Kate Jackson explains 'mental resilience' she gained from title-fight loss
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Ahead of Bellator 247, Kate Jackson spoke with reporters Monday during a virtual media day.
Jackson (11-4-1 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) discussed the “mental resilience” from her title fight loss to Ilima-Lei Macfarlane last December, the lessons she took away from that experience, her upcoming opponent, Denise Kielholtz, and more.
You can watch the full interview in the video above.
Bellator 247 takes place Thursday at Allianz Cloud in Milan, Italy. The main card airs on CBS Sports Network following prelims on MMA Junkie.
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Bellator 248 and Bellator Europe 10 takes place Saturday, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET (8:30 a.m. PT). The event takes place at Accor Arena in Paris. Bellator 248 airs on CBS Sports Network…The event takes place at Accor Arena in Paris. Bellator 248 airs on CBS Sports Network and DAZN, while Bellator Europe 10 streams live on MMA Junkie.