Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has been cleared to fight with the UFC, and will return Saturday to face Brazil’s Fabio Maldonado in the co-main event of UFC 186 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
A court injunction earlier this month blocking Jackson’s UFC return was lifted Tuesday, paving the way for the former UFC light heavyweight champion to compete in Montreal.
Jackson, 36, and Maldonado will fight at a catch weight of 215 pounds, the UFC announced Tuesday. The UFC 186 card now features Jackson vs. Maldonado as well as UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi as the co-main events.
“We are happy with the decision from the New Jersey Court allowing Rampage to fight in Montreal this Saturday night,” UFC president Dana White said. “I am looking forward to seeing Rampage back in the Octagon.”
Jackson (7-5 in the UFC) announced last December that he was re-signing with the UFC after a nearly two-year absence.
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