Former light heavyweight champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans, rivals who are appearing as opposing coaches on upcoming tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter, will headline UFC 107 in December in Jackson’s hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.
Details on the bout were first confirmed by Jackson in a recent YouTube video and the UFC’s Marc Ratner tells MMAjunkie that the pay-per-view event will take place on December 12 or 19 at the 19,000-seat FedEx Forum in Memphis.
Jackson passed on a title shot against Lyoto Machida following back-to-back victories over Wanderlei Silva and Keith Jardine, instead opting for a second stint as a coach on the UFC’s reality series and an eventual top-contender showdown with Evans, with whom he had an in-octagon verbal confrontation with in March following a unanimous decision win over Jardine.
Evans, who is also familiar with TUF, appearing as a heavyweight on the second season of the show, suffered a second-round knockout to Machida in his most-recent bout in May. He was previously undefeated in 14 career fights with wins over Michael Bisping, Chuck Liddell, and Forrest Griffin.
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[Pictured: Quinton Jackson and Rashad Evans]