When Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson made the move to Bellator, many expected that he would be able to vie for the Light Heavyweight title. Today, news broke that Rampage will in fact have a shot to get to the title with his entrance into Bellator’s season 10 Light Heavyweight tournament.
Rampage will take on former Bellator Light Heavyweight champion, Christian M’Pumbu, on February 28th at Bellator 110 in the first round of the Light Heavyweight tournament. Rampage posted about the news earlier:
This is obviously a huge fight for Rampage as he takes on the former champion. There was a lot of speculation whether or not Rampage would want to fight in a tournament or simply fight in ‘featured’ bouts on his way to the title shot.
Former StrikeForce product, King Mo Lawal, is also on the card as he faces off against Mikhail Zayats in his portion of the bracket. King Mo is looking to get back into title contention after losing to interim champion, Emanuel Newton, twice in 2013. Mo’s career in Bellator thus far has raised a lot of eyebrows regarding his choice to become a pro wrestler as well as an MMA fighter. Many believe that Mo is not dedicated enough to be a champion in MMA, but a few wins will shut the critics mouths for good.