Despite an injured Tito Ortiz pulling out of their scheduled fight, Quntion “Rampage” Jackson has stepped up to fight at Bellator 108.
The former UFC Light Heavyweight champion will take on fellow octagon veteran Joey Beltran ,who will also be making his first appearance inside of the Bellator cage.
This is a good decision by Jackson and it shows that he is willing to fight on a televised card – in the co-main event no less- rather than wait for Bellator to make another pay pay per view announcement.
The fight between Jackson and Beltran could be a slug fest. They have a combined total of 25 knockouts and can display a great deal of power in the cage.
Beltran was recently let go by the UFC after a split-decision loss to Fábio Maldonado, Oct. 9. Although he will be looking to make a statement and get a win over the former light heavyweight champion, the California fighter is coming into the match on three weeks notice. This could affect him in the fight, especially since his match against Maldonado, went all three rounds.
Still, 2013 has been a year of surprises and upsets in mixed martial arts and Beltran could score a quick victory in what will be the biggest fight of his career.
In addition to the Jackson vs. Beltran fight, Bellator 108 will feature the Season Nine Featherweight Tournament final between Patricio Freire and Justin Wilcox, and the middleweight title match between challenger Doug Marshall and champion Alexander Shlemenko.
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