Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans may never get to see “Liddell vs. Ortiz 3”, but they may, in fact, get the next best thing. And it, too, is a battle between two legends of the sport.
MMA Junkie (via Gazeta Do Povo) reports that Bellator MMA is working on a historic fourth match between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei Silva, with Silva stating that the match would take place at Arena da Baixada in his hometown of Curitiba, Brazil.
When asked for his comment on the match up, Bellator President Scott Coker said he was unsure which weight class it would be in. Based on Rampage’s recent fights, though, one could assume it would be either a Catchweight or Heavyweight tilt. Coker also said a date and venue have not yet been chosen.
The rivalry between Silva and Jackson started in 2003 at the finals of the PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix, when Silva scored a technical knockout via knees in the first round. Silva got the better of him in similar fashion almost one year later at PRIDE 28, but “Rampage” finally got his revenge at UFC 92 and cashed in a ”Knockout of the Night” bonus in the process.
What’s in store when they finally meet for a fourth time? Fireworks!
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