According to several reports, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will get his wish to compete in Japan, as the former UFC light heavyweight champion is set to take on Ryan Bader at UFC 144.
UFC 144 goes down February 25 from Saitama, Japan at the Saitama Super Arena. The bout has yet to be confirmed by the UFC, but would likely be part of the pay-per-view main card.
Jackson last fought against current UFC 205-pound champion Jon Jones, suffering a submission loss. “Rampage” made a name for himself while competing in PRIDE before signing with the UFC. Bader snapped a two-fight losing streak by defeating Jason Brilz at UFC 139.
UFC 144 will be headlined by a UFC lightweight championship match between Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson.