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UFC 186 Loses Rampage Jackson After Courts Side With Bellator

The Superior Court of New Jersey ruled on Tuesday morning in favor of Bellator MMA, granting an injunction that will keep Quinton “Rampage” Jackson from competing later this month at UFC 186.

Jackson self-terminated his contract with Bellator in 2014, citing a break. He quickly resigned with the UFC, where he previously held the 205-pound title.

UFC officials placed Jackson in a match with Fabio Maldonado for the April 25 pay-per-view. The bout had moved all the way up to co-main event billing due to injuries.

Bellator released a statement after the courts decision, saying “We are pleased by the judge’s ruling and look forward to having Rampage fight for Bellator again soon.”

Jackson signed with Bellator while Bjorn Rebney was still in charge. New president Scott Coker and Jackson seemed to not see eye-to-eye after the change.

Via Instagram, Jackson responded to the news, posting “Smart move Bellator! Go to a small town where your company knows the judge to get a judgement to (expletive) off your (customers).”

Smart move Bellator! Go to a small town where your company knows the judge,to get a judgement to pissoff your costumers

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Fight Cards

Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko

Event Date: October 20, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 118: Cerrone vs. Till

Event Date: October 21, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC Fight Night 119: Brunson vs. Machida

Event Date: October 28, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell

Event Date: November 3, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre

Event Date: November 4, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 187: McKee vs. Moore

Event Date: November 10, 2017
Broadcast: Spike