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Bellator wins preliminary injunction, keeps Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson off UFC 186 fight card

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The mixed martial arts future of Quinton Jackson continues to be uncertain as Bellator MMA won its preliminary injunction against 'Rampage' in the Burlington County Superior Court of New Jersey on Monday, preventing the light heavyweight from competing at UFC 186 later this month, MMA Fighting has learned.

Jackson previously claimed Bellator had breached its contract by not properly promoting his events or providing requisite entertainment opportunities as well as failing to provide a copy of the Bellator 120 pay-per-view buyrates. This, he claimed, gave him the contractual right to terminate their written agreement. He signed with the UFC, despite Bellator claiming it was Jackson's exclusive promoter.

"We are pleased by the judge's ruling and look forward to having Rampage fighting for Bellator again soon," Bellator said when reached for comment.

Bellator filed a preliminary injunction in March asking, among other things, that Jackson be prevented from competing at UFC 186, fighting in the UFC at all and more.

UFC 186 is set to take place on April 25th at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and will air on pay-per-view.

MMA Fighting will update this story with additional details as they become available.

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