Bellator Gets Injunction; ‘Rampage’ Jackson Out of UFC 186 Co-Main Event

New Jersey Superior Court Judge Karen L. Suter granted Bellator MMA a temporary injunction on Tuesday, preventing Quinton Jackson from fighting in the UFC 186 co-main event against Fabio Maldonado on April 25.

Jackson broke his contract with Bellator in December, believing that he was within his rights to cancel his contract and re-sign with the UFC, accusing Bellator of breaching their agreement.

Bellator president Scott Coker vowed that the Viacom-owned fight promotion would fight in court to protect its interests. Bellator filed suit on March 4, alleging that Jackson breached his contract with the organization.

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“We are pleased by the judge’s ruling and look forward to having ‘Rampage’ fight for Bellator again soon,” read a Bellator statement released following today’s ruling.

The two sides will now make their cases in court to settle their contractual dispute.

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