“Rampage” Jackson’s final fight coming against Glover Teixeira in Brazil

The days of the howl and chain-link necklace appear to finally be numbered in the UFC, as Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has his final opponent set. Jackson, a former light heavyweight champ who has expressed his disinterest in remaining on the company’s roster, will face Glover Teixeira at UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 13.

UFC officials confirmed the bout through Brazilian outlet SporTV.

Jackson has dropped his last two fights, falling to Jon Jones for the divisional title and Ryan Bader in Japan. “Rampage” was set to meet Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, but had to have surgery performed on both of his knees and was forced to withdraw from the match-up of PRIDE superstars.

Teixeira recently made his long-awaited debut in the UFC, dominating Kyle Kingsbury. He holds an overall record 18-2 with sixteen stoppages.

The fight is the lone clash confirmed by UFC officials for the organization’s return to Brazil. The UFC recently held UFC 147 in the country where Rich Franklin defeated Wanderlei Silva.

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11 COMMENTS
  • AlphaOmega says:

    Please for me Glover, Take.Him.Down.over and over

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Nah, Rampage will get what he wants, a guy who will stand and bang.

    Problem is, he’s gonna lose too.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I know, but a man can dream can’t he?

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  • Angry Mike says:

    Glover is a dangerous fight for Rampage. Anything could happen, but I doubt this one goes the distance.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    I’m sure Chuck’s gonna be in his ear every day at The Pit. “Dude, you have to fuck this guy up! Do it for me, The Iceman!”

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  • Big Stank says:

    I hate to write someone off so fast, because this is MMA, but Rampage is gunna get smashed by a younger, stronger, & faster beast of a man.

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  • I think you guys are way too quick to write off Rampage. Yes his motivation has been questionable, but NO ONE, NO ONE who stands toe to toe with Rampage and throws fists comes out unscathed. Glover’s bad as hell and Im excited for this fight, but dominating someone like Kyle Kingsbury doesnt make you ready for an ex champ who when he turns it on, is the best boxer in the LHW division, has an iron jaw and good cardio(once again when he’s focused) and hits like a truck. Its an exciting fight though and if Rampage does pull out the KO, then the UFC will be pissed that they tried to fast track someone like Glover who has all the star potential in the world, only to watch him fall to a guy who’s leaving the organization.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I’m not writing off Rampage, I’m just letting my bias shine through with my wish that Glover would take Rampage down and grind him out for 3 rounds.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Page is only about a year older than Glover, but ever since he took his Hollywood hiatus a few years ago he’s looked like dogshit (making lots of excuses along the way). I could be wrong of course, but I’ve given up hope of Rampage being able to turn it back on again. Not at this stage of his career, as a disgruntled employee of the UFC. His hands used to be devastating but over the last few years he used them on Titties (TUF) as much as any of his opponents.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    Where’s MCM? Usually he’s right there with me on wishing that Rampage will get grinded out.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Rampage hasn’t looked like a killer since Forrest broke his brain with that decision victory that took his title.

    Glover is in a great position. He’s a killer, but if Rampage beats him then his status as an “unknown” helps break his fall in the event of a loss. Basically, Rampage needs to either not get utterly destroyed or at the very least hold out and lose a decision — otherwise he won’t have much room to bargain with other organisations when he leaves.

    This is just like Tito being stuck fighting Machida in his last fight (before he eventually re-signed); the intent is to make the guy look bad on the way out. Glover is “fo’ real” and can definitely get the job done.

    Rampage isn’t a lock to lose this fight but if you go by past performances, the Rampage who was a terror at 205 has not been seen in a long, long time. Anything is possible, but that does not mean probably.

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