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Bellator injunction overturned, “Rampage” to return at UFC 186



After a 3-0 stint in Bellator since parting ways with the UFC back in 2013, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will return to the octagon on Saturday night in Montreal to take on Fabio Maldonado in the co-main event of UFC 186. Oh yeah, it’s for real this time.

Jackson, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, announced that he’d be returning to the UFC back in December even though he was still under contract with Bellator. New Bellator President Scott Coker assured fans and media that his company would pursue legal action and that Jackson would finish out the rest of his contract with Bellator. After being announced to take on Maldonado in a light heavyweight tilt for his return bout at UFC 186, “Rampage” would be removed from the card earlier this month, just weeks before the fight, after the Superior Court in New Jersey granted Bellator an injunction.

Earlier today, it was confirmed that the court has overturned said injunction thus allowing Jackson to compete on Saturday night. Since this news comes just 4 days out from the fight, it will now be contested at a catchweight of 215 pounds.

Jackson’s replacement, local retired hockey player Steve Bossé of NAHL fame, has now been removed from the card.