Mauricio “Shogun” Rua allegedly wanted no part of Glover Teixeira, but it appears Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (Pictured) is just fine with taking the tango. On Monday, it was announced the light heavyweights will collide October 13th at UFC 153.
The scrap marks Rampage’s final fight inside the Octagon. After dropping a unanimous decision defeat to Ryan Bader at UFC 144, the former 205-pound champ went on a worldwide tour blasting the UFC for their inadequate pay structure and lack of appreciation.
The 33-year-old then demanded to be released from the promotion, but UFC officials said they can go their separate ways after he fulfills the last bout on his contract.
Rampage was forced to undergo surgery on both of his knees in March and has been on the mend ever since.
Teixeira’s long-awaited big league debut had been postponed due to visa issues, but the Brazilian made up for lost time by quickly disposing of Kyle Kingsbury with a 1stRound arm triangle choke at UFC 146.
The 32-year-old hasn’t lost a scrap since March of 2005, rattling off 16 straight victories during that span.
UFC 153 is expected to take place inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.