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Wanderlei Silva: I’m fighting Rampage Jackson on Sept. 29 in California

Sorry, Brazil.

Like it or not, mixed martial arts (MMA) fans are getting a fourth fight between former UFC and PRIDE FC rivals Wanderlei Silva and Quinton Jackson, in what is expected to be a Bellator MMA event this fall in “The Golden State.”

”Like people say, it’s very hard for a good professional to retire,” Silva wrote on his social media channels. “I just got a call from Bellator inviting to be part of the Sept. 29 (show) against Quinton Jackson in the main event in California. It’s our fourth bout, I won two of the first three, so it’s 2-1 for me.”

They last fought at UFC 92 back in late 2008, with “Rampage” scoring a first-round knockout.

A lot has changed between then and now. Jackson (37-13) turned 40 this month while Silva (35-13-1, 1 NC) hits 42 in July. Both are coming off decision losses to fellow UFC import Chael Sonnen, who now moves on to fight Fedor Emelianenko later this year.


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