Rampage to Fight Tito in First Bellator PPV

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bellator thumbRumours were rampant that Rampage Jackson would fight Roy Jones Jr in a PPV boxing match. Even UFC president Dana White had commented on that bout. However, Bellator MMA surprised everyone on tonight’s Bellator 97 telecast by announcing that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson would face Tito Ortiz on November 2 in the promotion’s first PPV event.

The fight will by Jackson’s first since leaving the UFC on the heels of three consecutive losses – his last to Glover Teixeira. However, Jackson says he was rejuvenated. He said, he was “happy to be back on Spike TV, training hard, back motivated. I found my love for MMA again, now that I am with a reputable company that knows how to treat its fighters.”

Like Rampage, Tito Ortiz is coming into this fight after losing three consecutive losses in the UFC – his last to Forrest Griffin. The UFC Hall of Famer said “It was time to push the friendship aside and give the fan’s what they want to see.”

Jackson replied, “It’s going to be one of the best fight’s in history.”

The Bellator PPV will be held in the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California.


3 Responses to “ Rampage to Fight Tito in First Bellator PPV ”

  1. topmmafan says:

    Continually liking Bellator more and more. Can’t go wrong against tournament action where fighters can fight their way to the top. And who wouldn’t want to watch this bout, awesome!

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  2. Agreed. Interested to see who fills out this PPV. Like how fighters earn their title shots in Bellator and don’t lose their way to shots like they do in some other promotion.

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  3. Cody Rempel says:

    It’ll be interesting to see what some of these Bellator guys get paid… the only time I remember their payroll being released was Bellator 85 and Bellator 66

    Bellator 85 Fighter Salaries:
    Pat Curran: $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus)
    Michael Chandler: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus)
    Patricio Freire: $15,000
    Jacob Noe: $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 win bonus)
    Mikhail Zayats: $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 win bonus)
    Emanuel Newton: $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 win bonus)
    Jason Lambert: $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus)
    Seth Petruzelli: $10,000
    Joe Williams: $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 win bonus)
    Rick Hawn: $8,000
    Renato Sobral: $7,000
    Atanas Djambazov: $7,000
    J.J. Ambrose: $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 win bonus)
    Savant Young: $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 win bonus)
    Cleber Luciano: $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 win bonus)
    Aaron Miller: $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 win bonus)
    Mike Guyman: $6,000
    Hector Ramirez: $5,000
    Brian Warren: $3,000
    Jamie Yager: $3,000
    Mario Navarro: $3,000
    Joe Camacho: $3,000

    Bellator 66 Fighter Salaries:
    Eddie Alvarez ($50k + $50k win bonus = $100,000) defeated Shinya Aoki ($60,000)
    Andreas Spang ($15k + $15k win bonus = $30,000) defeated Brian Rogers ($15,000)
    Maiquel Falcao ($15k + $15k win bonus= $30,000) defeated Vyacheslav Vasilevsky ($15,000)
    Rick Hawn ($15k + $15k win bonus = $30,000) defeated Lloyd Woodard ($15,000)
    Brent Weedman ($15k + $15k win bonus = $30,000) defeated Thiago Michel ($15,000)
    Jessica Eye ($3.5k + $3.5k win bonus = $7,000) defeated Anita Rodriguez ($2,000)
    John Hawk ($1.5k + $1.5k win bonus = $3,000) defeated Marcus Vanttinen ($2,000)
    Attila Vegh ($3k + $3k win bonus = $6,000) defeated Dan Spohn ($1,800)
    Frank Carabello ($1.8k + $1.8k = $3,600) defeated Donny Walker ($1,500)
    Julian Lane ($700 + $700 win bonus = $1,400) defeated Joe Heiland ($1,250)

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