Wanderlei Silva Rampage Jackson

Wanderlei Silva announces fourth fight with Rampage Jackson

Two legends are set to do battle once again

Bellator’s legend themed fight matchups continue.

Former Pride FC champion and icon, Wanderlei Silva took to social media to announce that the fight he had been wanting is on. Silva will face one of his biggest career rivals, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson for the fourth time at a Bellator event on September 29th.

@rampage4real aceitou o desafio! Então agora é ver quem é quem dentro do Octógono!! No dia 29 de Setembro vou mostrar a ele a minha superioridade nessa super luta!! @bellatormma conto com a torcida de todos 🇧🇷 para manter a hegemonia! Vamos com tudo!! 👊🏼 ••• Gostaria de agradecer aos nossos parceiro: @invictustacticaloutdoor @esperandiotacticalconcept @andradecombat @charneskifightteam @federalnutrition @mundo_paracord_550 ••• Edição @policiabrasileirapirata Câmera: @caiomartn • • • @bellatormma @fordcenterautomoveis @kings_mma @andredida @werdum @babalusirongym @felipewerdum @jean_faillace @diegogalleas @danielp3na @ricardotestai @shogunoficial @muriloninjaoficial @lyotomachidafw @josealdojunioroficial @minotauromma @michaelcostamma @serginhoalliance @lucasmineiromma @evolucaothaibr @evolucaothai @fabianoboxer @andrevenum @venum_br @drdalledone @arthur.kings @paulohorse @guilherme_guimma @bettegafer @thedoctorspider @henrique_fogaca74 @criscyborg @sergioboaz @canalcombate

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@rampage4realaccepted the challenge!
So now is to see who is who inside the Octagon !! On September 29th I will show him my superiority in this super fight !!@bellatormmaI count on everyone’s cheer to maintain hegemony! Let’s do it all !! 👊🏼

Ironically, both men’s last times inside the Bellator cage saw them accepting defeat to Chael Sonnen.

For the former UFC champ, Rampage, his loss was as part of the opening round of the Bellator heavyweight Grand Prix in January. Silva’s being a bit longer ago as Sonnen beat him at the big Bellator 180 card in Madison Square Garden almost exactly a year ago.

‘The Axe Murderer’ Silva came into the Sonnen bout after a four-year layoff due to his suspension after fleeing from a drug test while still under UFC contract. Therefore Silva’s last victory was in the epic two-round war with Brian Stann at UFC on Fuel TV 8. He hasn’t lost two fights in a row since Rampage and Rich Franklin defeated him back to back in 2008-2009.

Rampage, on the other hand, hasn’t done too bad since the twos most recent encounter. Not amazing or anything, but 8-6 is better compared to Silva’s 3-4.

Both fighters are now in their 40s and the ends could soon be near for their great careers. While Silva didn’t clarify, a fight like this being a Bellator main event would be nothing new or surprising. Let’s just hope it can be at least half as good as any of their first three encounters.


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Drake Riggs is an MMA writer who specializes in feature pieces, the women's fight scene, lists, and rankings. He has been a passionate fan of MMA ever since 2009. Drake also currently writes for BJPenn.com, FanSided MMA, The Body Lock, and is a former contributor to Sherdog. He is a die-hard fan of the NFL's Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars as well.