Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will make his Bellator MMA debut at Bellator 108 on November 15.
Jackson will face Joey Beltran, who was recently released by the UFC.
Originally, Jackson was to meet Tito Ortiz this coming Saturday on pay-per-view. Ortiz, though, suffered a neck injury, cancelling the contest.
“I want to thank Joey Beltran for stepping up for the fight so I can get my first Bellator victory out of the way,” Jackson said. “He’ll have the unfortunate honor of taking the ass 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.”
Beltran stated that this “is my Rocky Balboa moment.” He fought for Bellator back in 2009.
“This last month has been an absolute roller coaster of emotion,” Beltran said. “I’ve always been a warrior and thank god for my family and my teammates at Alliance MMA for keeping me focused and dedicated. I’ve always known that good things will happen to me if you put in the hard work and keep grinding, and that’s exactly what has happened with this opportunity. I fought for Bellator in 2009 when they were just starting out on ESPN, and I was fairly new on the scene as well. I loved my time there, and I couldn’t be happier to be back.”