Bellator won’t be saving Quinton “Rampage” Jackson for a pay-per-view. Instead, he will take on fellow former UFC fighter Joey Beltran at Bellator 108.
Just last week, Jackson was informed that Tito Ortiz was injured and their pay-per-view main event was cancelled. The pay-per-view was switched to free TV after some shuffling of the fights.
“I want to thank Joey Beltran for stepping up for the fight so I can get my first Bellator victory out of the way,” said Jackson. “He’ll have the unfortunate honor of taking the a– whooping I was going to give Tito. My body is in incredible shape right now. I feel like I did in PRIDE and Joey Beltran is the right guy to put on an exciting fight and showcase what I’ve been working on.”
Jackson ended his UFC deal to start the year and didn’t have interest in resigning. The former UFC light heavyweight champion was 7-5 for them and is on a three fight losing skid.
Beltran was released from the UFC for the second time this month, posting a 0-2 record with a win overturned to a no contest due to steroids. He’s 14-9-1 and last saw action on October 9.
They are set for Bellator 108, which is November 15. The promotion returns to Revel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ and the main card airs live on Spike TV.