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.
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