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“Rampage” Jackson vs. Lyoto Machida In The Works for Nov. 20 UFC Event

A matchup between former UFC light heavyweight champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida is reportedly in the works, with the bout targeted for a November 20 UFC event, according to MMAjunkie.

“Almost ready to sign the bout agreement! I would tell ya’ll who I’m gonna get down with, but I can’t spell his name. Hahaha,” Jackson wrote on Twitter overnight.

After losing the light heavyweight title to Forrest Griffin in 2008, Jackson (30-8) earned back-to-back wins over Wanderlei Silva and Keith Jardine, then appeared as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter 10 opposite rival Rashad Evans. After resolving disputes with the UFC and finishing filming of The A-Team, Jackson ended a 14-month layoff in May by dropping a unanimous decision to Evans at UFC 114.

Machida (16-1) won the 205-pound title from Rashad Evans last May after beginning his career with five-straight dominant wins, but narrowly retained the belt with a controversial decision over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in October. In an immediate rematch in May, Machida suffered a first-round knockout.

The event is expected to be UFC 122 or UFC 123, depending on whether the UFC hosts an event on November 13 in Germany.

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Pictured: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

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