It’s official, the co-main event of the inaugural Bellator PPV on May 17th will be the final of the season ten light heavyweight tournament as Quinton “Rampage” Jackson meets Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal.
Bellator MMA made the announcement on Tuesday and along with announcing the fight, the organization revealed that the fight card will come from the Landers Center in Southhaven, Mississippi.
Tickets for this fight card will go on sale on Friday, March 14th at 10 a.m. CT priced at $250, $150, $80, $60 and $40. Tickets will be available on Ticketmaster.com, Bellator.com and The Landers Center Box Office.
“We now have two fights on this card that are absolute fireworks,” Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney said. “Like I said before, we have Alvarez and Chandler headlining a card that will end the best trilogy ever in MMA, and now we’ve added two more superstars to the mix with Rampage and King Mo. May 17th is going to be an absolutely huge night for Bellator, live on Pay-Per-View.”
Jackson (34-11) is a native of South Memphis and he will be fighting in the area of his hometown for the first time in fifteen years. He has opened his Bellator career with back to back first round knockout victories and will be looking to secure a title shot against Lawal.
“I’ve been wanting to come back to Memphis for the last decade, and I’m finally getting that chance to fight in one of the biggest fights of my career for Bellator,” Jackson said. “After being part of the Bellator family for a while now, I feel like the old Rampage, and that’s not a good thing for Mo. I’m back, I’m a monster, and I’m looking to put on another entertaining fight for all my fans on May 17th.”
Lawal (12-3, 1NC) secured his spot in this fight by defeating Mikhail Zayats by unanimous decision in the co-main event of Bellator 110 two weeks ago. This is the second time that he has made it to the tournament final, with his previous tournament final appearance being in the Summer Series tournament last year, which he defeated Jacob Noe.
“When it comes down to it, this is a fight I’ve wanted for a long time, and I’m going to be able to beat his ass in his hometown, and everyone is going to respect me,” Lawal said. “Rampage is just a stepping stone in my way to get that title shot again and get that belt. It’s all I want, and after I beat Rampage, I’m going for that belt, simple as that.”
More information on this fight card will be announced int he coming weeks by Bellator, including the other fights that will be on the pay-per-view broadcast.