Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
and Tito "The People's Champion" Ortiz
will fight inside the Bellator MMA
cage live on PPV Saturday, November 2nd. The announcement was made live on Spike TV July 31st.
The event is set for Southern California's Long Beach Arena and tickets are on sale now.
"To have two of the biggest names in MMA headline our first PPV is awesome," Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney
said. "Rampage vs. Tito is a fight I've wanted to see for years and to have it as our main event on our first Pay-Per-View is a spectacular next step in Bellator's evolution. They're both re-energized, excited and ready for a war. This will be a great fight."
"Honestly, I feel like I've been re-born," Jackson said. "My excitement, energy and aggression, it's all back and bigger than ever. I feel like a kid again. The Rampage you'll see Nov. 2nd will be better than any Rampage you've ever seen. I've got a ton to prove on November 2nd, and unfortunately for Tito he's the guy I have to make an example of. He's in my house now and Saturday, November 2nd on PPV, it's going to be a horrible night for Tito Ortiz."
"I'm back," Ortiz stated. "Over the last few years, my passion for MMA was completely killed, dealing with UFC politics and with Dana. I didn't have that drive to compete, my heart wasn't in it. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I'm free. Bjorn and Bellator put together an opportunity that made me part of the promotion, part of the family. I've fought and beaten the very best in MMA history and on Nov. 2nd, Rampage will be the next huge win on my record. This is a new era for the People's Champion."