The whole “Rampage Jackson vs. Roy Jones Jr.” boxing match looks to have been a smoke screen.
Instead, Jackson’s first fight for Bellator will be against former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz who is coming out of retirement. Ortiz last fought on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148, losing a unanimous decision to Forrest Griffin.
The two will square off at Bellator 107 on November 2 in Long Beach, California in what will be the promotion’s first pay-per-view event.
Here is the official press release from Bellator: