Rampage Jackson Draws Glover Teixeira For Final Fight at UFC 153 in Brazil

July 9, 2012
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Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson
It appears Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson has his final fight in the Octagon and it won’t be an easy test by any means.

According to UFC officials who confirmed through Sportv in Brazil, Jackson will facing rising light heavyweight star Glover Teixeira at UFC 153 in Brazil.

The event is currently scheduled for the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro on October 13.

Much has been made about Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and his desire to leave the UFC after the final fight on his current deal expires.

Jackson has gone back and forth with the UFC mainly via Twitter and has been very vocal about his wish to have one more fight and then part ways with the promotion.

The former light heavyweight champion has lost his last two bouts in the Octagon dropping to current 205lb king Jon Jones and then losing a unanimous decision to Ryan Bader in February.

Helping to say goodbye to Rampage in Brazil will be one of the top prospects at 205lbs, Glover Teixeira.

A veteran of many fights, Teixeira was one of the most sought after fighters not under the UFC banner until the promotion finally snapped him up earlier this year and he did not disappoint in his first performance.

Teixeira made short work of former Ultimate Fighter competitor Kyle Kingsbury, and now looks to add a former UFC light heavyweight champion to his resume of wins.

The bout between Jackson and Teixeira is the first confirmed fight for the UFC 153 card headed to Brazil in October.


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  • browill70

    They’re sending Rampage Jackson a going away present….a butt-whipping by Glover Teixeira.

  • phrankthetank

    Way to step up rampage!

  • http://www.facebook.com/yannick.messaoud yannickmessaoud

    Not sure what happened to Rampage and why he wants to stop fighting and all that bitching going on between him and the UFC.

    He is burning bridge, i hate to see him go i just love that guy, i really hope that he got plans after MMA, i enjoyed him in the A-Team and felt he was incredible along side experienced actors like Liam and others.

    It really sucks to see guys like that go

  • jonnypatrick

    I used to like Rampage but after all the bitching and him talking about the UFC being modern day slavery and all that BS i have no use for him. He gets paid more in 1 fight than the average American makes in 3-4 years. Stop your complaining and be thankful for the millions you have made doing something you like. That being said I do hope he wins this fight!

  • javiersepulveda

    Well after the bader fight rampage kept bitching about fighting someone that will stand with him and not wrestle him.

  • JesseShredderMalloy

    I understand Rampage’s frustration with judges, but honestly not wanting to resign with the UFC??? Where does he go after 153? Bellator? lol

    • Lesnardo

      No one except UFC nuthuggers thinks of UFC that highly.

      Rampage has been in the fight biz for 10+ years. I have a feeling he knows what he wants.

      • http://www.twitter.com/uncanny390 uncanny390

        Hey Bjorn Rebney, first post under your real name, and second wake up to the fact that the UFC is the only significant organization. That isn’t nuthugging, that’s an objective look at the facts. How many sponsorship and merchandising deals can you get in the UFC? I mean yeah those Titan Fighting Championship shirts are just flying off the shelves. Everyone I know has Titan Fighting Championship shirts and hats. And that Bellator $15 downloadable game is just making millions I’m sure. Probably will win all kinds of awards.

        The fact is Rampage can only leave UFC because he already made his name due to their help, and if he does go fight elsewhere he will always be viewed as a washed up former champion.

        That being said it would be a giant FU to the UFC to beat their prized up and comer on his way out. UFC must be confident in Texeira.

      • http://www.facebook.com/tommyblingshyne thomasabrams

        you dont have to be a UFC nuthugger to know the UFC is by leaps and bounds the premiere MMA organization…its not even possible to debate this…maybe Rampage just wants to bounce around from small org to small org cashing paychecks for 1 off fights against cans, has beens or never was’s…thats his perogative…he made his name already…but id love to see him stay in the UFC if he does plan on fighting…theres still alot of intriguing match ups left for him as well as rematches…

        • Lesnardo

          I never said that UFC is NOT the biggest MMA organization.

          There is more to UFC nuthugging than just stating the obvious.

          Stuff like: “Haha! He is leaving the UFC…he must be dumb…because only morons would leave the UFC…look at Tito…he came back…Dana White is right…M-1 is bad for MMA…bla bla”

  • goleta83

    F–k yeah this is cool news

  • Prodigy815

    He took the fight Shogun was scared to.

    • mark-31

      Exactly Prodigy. I just gained even more respect for Rampage. Shogun was too scared to fight Glover. UFC is hoping to Glover will win over a big name like Rampage, but I really hope Rampage wins this and goes out on a big win.

    • http://n/a Glassjaw11

      You and mark-31 are complete morons. Rua wasn’t ever scared to take this fight. This fight just would have done even less for him than Vera. This guy has never even fought main card in the UFC before, not that Vera deserves to be these days. More respect for rampage? Why would anyone respect that guy at this point, much less hope he wins. You guys are total spoofs. Took my virgin post…I signed up just to reply…I have only lurked here for like 5 or 6 years… Why would anyone respect someone that whines as much as page? And I would rather fight someone that has already made a name and will get me a higher slot on the card. Doesn’t matter if Vera is easier at this point. More is known about the opponent and it will allow him to fight again sooner. He made the smart choice. Why fight a guy the casual fans never heard of. Shogun hasn’t turned down an opponent that I can recall and if he has i’m sure it was for either rehab or because a teammate. He just took the better fight option.

      Read articles to have a real understanding rather than making up your fairy tales. And that was all of 1 minute worth of google search.

      http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1230524-shogun-admits-to-turning-down-teixeira-fight-but-denies-preferring-release

      http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1208889-shogun-ruas-camp-denies-turning-down-fight-against-glover-teixeira-at-ufc-149

      http://www.cameldog.net/empire-ufc-strikeforce/89295-glover-teixeiras-manager-says-shogun-never-turned-down-fight.html

      • RubeKegal

        The bleacher report is about as credible as the national enquirer and Shogun DID turn down Teixeira for the whooping would have come 10 fold.

  • D-rail

    Rampage needs to do what Jamie Varner did.

  • zacharydetal

    It’s cool that Rampage took this fight, but there’s a 95 perecent chance he loses.

  • gnodeb

    Not sure Rampage is an easy match-up for Teixeira. I’m under impression that Teixeira is very aggressive “in your face” fighter. The kind of fighter Rampage can KO on their way in… But, I’m afraid that Rampage will gave up if Teixeira chose not to play that game…

    • Lesnardo

      I think people see Ramapge vs prime Wandy and Ramapge vs Shogun and think that an aggressive Brazilian strikers can out scrap Rampage.

  • D-rail

    Rampage took this fight based on his last dry-hump. He clearly wants to stand a bang, which is why he took this fight. Shogun doesn’t want to go through another beating like the one he didn’t expect from Hendo.

  • D-rail

    Look Glasspipe11 (he who speaks after the fact), the point is, Shogun turned down the fight plain and simple. Whatever excuse he gave u when he was spooning u, means nothing to us morons. He also threatened to leave the promotion. For all the whining Rampage has done, the man accepted a bout with a very dangerous striker in his home town. U tell us morons how that makes Shogun look fighting Vera? someone who truly wants to be a UFC champion, yet is willing to walk away from the promotion. Some ranked top ten have accepted fights that made no sense with everything to lose. Why is he any different?

  • http://www.facebook.com/walter.johnson.77312477 walterjohnson

    I think this match will be pretty good. Even though Rampage is more experienced, Teixeira has made himself to be considered a worthy opponent…I believe Rampage can do well, but only if he really has his head in the game.

    http://youtu.be/LvwcYozkV-M <-From that video, I think it will be interesting if we could see him still stick around and battle out Chael after Teixeira haha. It would be a shame to see him leave and burn his bridges with the UFC after all.