Report: Rampage Expected to Receive August Title Shot


Quinton Jackson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s chance to redeem his UFC light heavyweight title was postponed after lingering injuries prevented him from facing Rashad Evans next month, but the former champion won’t likely have to wait much longer for his shot.

In a new report courtesy of Fighters Only Magazine, Jackson is expected to fight the winner of UFC 98’s clash between Evans and Lyoto Machida at either UFC 102, which is expected to take place in late August or UFC 103, which could be a UK-based event in September:

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson has been pencilled in for an August shot at the light-heavyweight title, Fighters Only has been told.

Former champion Jackson might headline either UFC 102 or UFC 103, the latter possibly being a UK event, according to an industry source. He would face either Rashad Evans or Lyoto Machida, depending on the outcome of their UFC 98 fight next month.

This isn’t really very big news at all as Jackson was expected to face the winner of Evans-Machida in the near future anyways, but it’s nice to note that the UFC will be following through with their plans for Jackson instead of putting his title aspirations on the backburner like they have done to so many in the past. (See Karo Parisyan, Yushin Okami, etc)

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