A grudge match between former light heavyweight champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans, originally scheduled for December then UFC 113, is now likely to take place at UFC 114 on May 29 in Las Vegas, according to Yahoo! Sports.
“Rampage” and Evans, opposing coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 10, had been set to settle their feud at UFC 107 in Jackson’s hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, but his role in “The A-Team” and brief retirement put the matchup in jeopardy. However, Jackson’s return to the UFC, announced in December, and Evan’s win over Thiago Silva at UFC 108 earlier this month put the bout back on track, but it will co-headline UFC 114 instead of UFC 113 as previously expected.
Jackson (30-7), who lost the 205-pound title to Forrest Griffin in July 2008, is coming off back-to-back wins over Wanderlei Silva and Keith Jardine, while Evans (14-1-1) rebounded from a May loss to Lyoto Machida with a unanimous decision win over Thiago Silva.
UFC 114 airs live on pay-per-view from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and coincides with the second UFC Fan Expo.
Pictured: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans