UFC chairman Lorenzo Fertitta told Yahoo Sports that Jackson signed a contract for the fight on Friday in Australia, and both fighters have now formally agreed to the bout.
“Rampage” and Evans, opposing coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 10, had been set to settle their feud in December, but Jackson’s role in “The A-Team” and brief retirement which ended in December, postponed the fight.
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 over Thiago Silva last month.
UFC 114, which airs live on pay-per-view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena and coincides with the second UFC Fan Expo, is also expected to include Forrest Griffin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Amir Sadollah vs. Dong Hyun Kim.
Pictured: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans