Popular light heavyweight Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will get his shot at silencing trash-talking former champ Rashad Evans before year’s end. The two will meet in the Octagon this December at UFC 107 after a stint as coaches on season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter, according to recent interviews.
UFC President Dana White has said he promised the job of TUF coach to Evans regardless of whether he was able to successfully defend his title at UFC 98. Evans was put to sleep by an incredible knockout delivered by then challenger and now current champ Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. The former “TUF” contestant Evans will look to rebound with a win over another former champ in the always dangerous and very charismatic Rampage Jackson.
Jackson grabbed the UFC gold by knocking out legend Chuck Liddell in May of 2007 but eventually lost it to Forrest Griffin via unanimous decision at UFC 86 in 2008. Now with back-to-back wins over Wanderlei Silva and Keith Jardine, the former PRIDE fighter will be aiming for another victory putting him right back into a title shot.
UFC 107 is tentatively scheduled for early December and will take place in Memphis, Tennessee at the FedEx Forum.