Injunction Lifted, Jackson Cleared To Fight on Card

Published on April 22nd, 2015 7:50 am EST

UFC 186, which is set to take place this Saturday in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, received a boost earlier today after it was announced that the Light Heavyweight fight between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Fabio Maldonado is back on.

Earlier this month, Bellator MMA (Jackson's former employer) was granted an injunction by a New Jersey Superior Court judge barring Jackson from fighting at UFC 186. You see, Bellator feels that they still have a valid contract with "Rampage" and that he should not be allowed to fight at UFC 186. Jackson and his legal team feel otherwise, as they claim that Bellator violated the terms of the former UFC Light Heavyweight champion's deal.

Jackson and his legal team had the injunction lifted earlier today, clearing the way for the Jackson vs Maldonado fight to go forward. The UFC revealed that the fight will take place at a catchweight of 215 pounds as the card is just mere days away.

Following the granting of the injunction on April 7th, the UFC replaced Jackson with former hockey player Steve Bosse. The UFC revealed in a press release earlier today that Bosse has now been pulled from the card.


UFC 186 has been decimated by injuries and will benefit from this piece of good news. Here is how the main card looks as of now:

Demetrious Johnson vs Kyoji Horiguchi
Quinton Jackson vs Fabio Maldonado
Michael Bisping vs CB Dollaway
John Makdessi vs Shane Campbell
Yves Jabouin vs Thomas Almeida

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