Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has come to terms with Bellator MMA on a new multi-fight deal.
Jackson (37-12) signed with the promotion back in 2013, competing three times before claiming a breach in his contract and returning to the UFC.
After a 2015 fight with Fabio Maldonado, the three sides were embroiled in a legal battle for the rights to Jackson. He competed again with Bellator in 2016 and this past March, defeating Satoshi Ishii and falling to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal.
“With ‘Rampage’ Jackson, you know what you’re going to get every time he steps inside the Bellator cage – an exciting fight and interest from fans all over the world,” Bellator president Scott Coker said. “I knew that keeping ‘Rampage’ with Bellator was integral to our continued growth as a promotion and I’m pleased that we were able to come to an agreement that allows us to plan some great future matchups for him.”
Ryan Bader, who Jackson lost to back in 2012 via decision, is the current Bellator light heavyweight champion. The loss to Lawal snapped a five-match win streak for Jackson.
“I am excited for this new beginning and looking forward to an action packed 2018,” Jackson said. “I can’t wait to get back in the cage and put on exciting fights for both the ‘Rampage’ and Bellator fans.”