Jackson will make his Bellator foray on Nov. 2, when “Rampage”
takes on fellow UFC veteran Tito Ortiz at
Bellator’s inaugural pay-per-view show.
Jackson was linked to a year-end boxing match Roy Jones Jr. last
week, but that matchup appears to have been put on hold. Jackson’s
clash with Ortiz will take place at the Long Beach Convention
Center in Long Beach, Calif.
Known for his knockout power, Jackson, 35, ended his UFC career
earlier this year following three consecutive defeats. “Rampage”
last competed on Jan. 26, when he dropped a unanimous decision to
Teixeira at UFC on Fox 6.
Ortiz, 38, announced his retirement from fighting roughly one year
ago and was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. The Californian
called it quits after losing six of his final seven fights, with a
submission win over Ryan Bader
serving as his lone victory in that stretch.