Jack Jenkins Debuts At Home Against Don Shainis at UFC 284

Jack Jenkins, Dana White's Contender Series 56
Jack Jenkins, Dana White's Contender Series 56 weigh-in Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press

Australia’s own Jack Jenkins will make his octagon debut at home as part of February’s UFC 284.

Jenkins (10-2) will face Don Shainis (12-4) in a featherweight match-up at the Pay-Per-View event in Perth, Australia on February 11, 2023 (Feb. 12 locally). Iridium Sports Agency announced the news on social media recently, with both fighters subsequently confirming the booking.

Earning a UFC deal back in September on Dana White’s Contender Series, Jenkins finished Freddy Emiliano Linares via TKO in the third round of their scrap. The victory extended Jenkins’ win streak to seven straight; he has not lost a fight since March of 2018.

Don Shainis, a.k.a. “Shameless,” is still in search of his first UFC win after falling to Sodiq Yusuff earlier this month. It’s worth noting that Shainis took an incredibly difficult match-up on short-notice in the bout; prior to that loss, the Massachusetts native had won fight straight, a stretch that included victories over UFC alum Cody Pfister and everyone’s favorite journeyman, Jay Ellis.

UFC 284 is set to take place at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia on February 11, 2023. The following match-ups have been reported for the promotion’s first trip down under since prior to the coronavirus pandemic:

  • Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa
  • Tyson Pedro vs. Zhang Mingyang
  • Jack Jenkins vs. Don Shainis