Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will make his return to the Octagon this Saturday night at UFC 186, as a New Jersey court reversed its decision.
Jackson will meet Fabio Maldonado in a 215-pound catchweight on pay-per-view from the Bell Centre in Montreal.
“We are happy with the decision from the New Jersey court allowing ‘Rampage’ to fight in Montreal this Saturday night,” UFC president Dana White said. “I am looking forward to seeing ‘Rampage’ back in the Octagon.”
Steve Bosse, who had been tabbed as a replacement for Jackson, will receive his show money but will not be competing at the event.
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Flyweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Kyoji Horiguchi
Catchweight: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado
Middleweight: Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway
Catchweight: John Makdessi vs. Shane Campbell
Bantamweight: Yves Jabouin vs. Thomas Almeida
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs
Female Bantamweight: Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis
Lightweight: Chad Laprise vs. Bryan Barberena
Lightweight: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Nordine Taleb vs. Chris Clements
Women’s Strawweight: Jessica Rakoczy vs. Valerie Letourneau
Female Strawweight: Aisling Daly vs. Randa Markos