Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has suffered an injury and has been forced to withdraw from his planned UFC 153 appearance against hard-hitting Brazilian Glover Teixeira.

UFC President Dana White revealed the news Tuesday via Twitter. The nature of Jackson’s injury is unknown at this time, and no replacement opponent has been announced.

UFC 153 takes place Oct. 13 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro and will be headlined by a featherweight title confrontation between reigning 145-pound king Jose Aldo and former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar.

Jackson, 34, was defeated in each of his last two bouts, submitting to Jon Jones last fall in a failed UFC 135 title bid before dropping a unanimous decision to Ryan Bader at UFC 144 this past February. Prior to those setbacks, “Rampage” had won four of his last five after losing the light heavyweight championship to Forrest Griffin in 2008. Jackson’s bout with Teixeira was expected to serve as the American’s final UFC appearance following a public row with the organization earlier this year.

Just twice beaten in 10 years as a pro, 32-year-old Teixeira has not tasted defeat since 2005 and currently rides a 16-fight winning streak. Like Jackson, Teixeira is known for his punching power and owns 11 of his 18 career wins via form of knockout. Teixeira recently made his Octagon debut this past May after resolving some longstanding visa issues, submitting Kyle Kingsbury at UFC 146 in Las Vegas.

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