Rampage Jackson is back fighting on UFC 186 after multiple trials and injunctions bared him from returning to his old Octagon stomping grounds.
Rampage Jackson left the UFC on okay terms to make a fortune in the supposed greener pastures of the Bellator cage, but that all came to a crashing halt. Rampage professed that there were stipulations that Bellator did not follow through with on their end of the bargain so he had the right to leave. After two years with the promotion, he fled back to the promotion where he was champion and was lined up with a fight with Fabio Maldonado at this weekend’s UFC 186.
Rampage Jackson return to UFC 186
The promotion was in desperate need of the fight due to the card losing multiple fights, but Bellator filed an injunction that kept Rampage Jackson from his fight and left the card barren. Now, the UFC filed their own motion to dismiss the injunction and the week of the fight it was given the go ahead. Now, the former Light-Heavyweight champion Quinton Rampage Jackson is allowed to make some money this weekends when he takes on Fabio Maldonado in a bout that will be on the main card. The only change is that it will be contested at 215 pounds instead of the 205 Light-Heavyweight limit. This is due in part to Rampage being probably a little heavy after not cutting weight due to being off the fight card. This may raise the PPV buys for this fight card even more considering the return of Rampage Jackson is a big bonus for the UFC.
Also, in other UFC fight news Matt Brown is lined up for a fight now. He was supposed to fight Nate Diaz but that fight was never finalized. Now, he will take on the streaking Tim Means. He has won four straight since returning on his second stint in the UFC. The fight will go down at UFC 189.