Two of the premier light heavyweights of the modern era finally meet when former light heavyweight champions Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida battle it out in a 205-pound showdown that will pit the aggressive style of knockout artist Jackson against the unorthodox wizardry of Brazil's Machida in a fight no UFC fan will want to miss. But that’s not all, as the six-year rivalry between UFC hall of famer Matt Hughes and two division world champion BJ Penn comes to an end when they meet in the rubber match of their historic trilogy. UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida – Saturday, November 20th, live on Pay-Per-View from the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Two Brazilian fighters with unblemished professional records square off in the Octagon for this light heavyweight bout. Lyoto Machida and Thiago Silva are not prototypical Brazilian fighters, in that they prefer to stand than grapple on the ground.
Tito Ortiz stepped into the Octagon™ for what was probably his final UFC® appearance to take on the undefeated Lyoto Machida. This back-and-forth battle left the fans wishing that this was a 5 round fight.
At 10-5 inside the PRIDE ring, slamming & power-punching fan-favorite Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was set to tangle with Japanese professional wrestling crossover & judo stylist Hirotaka “Kaibuts-Kun” Yokoi with his overall 10-3 MMA record.
Making his 3rd PRIDE appearance, instant fan-favorite Quinton “Rampage” Jackson looked to wow the Japanese crowd with his raw destructive power as he squared off against a veteran striker in Masaaki Satake, a former K-1 kickboxing & Muay Thai champion.
After an exciting but losing effort in his PRIDE debut, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson scored a TKO in another Japanese organization “Battlearts”. In his 2nd PRIDE bout, “Rampage” would take on Battlearts’ shoot-style wrestling founder Yuki Ishikawa.
Two of the premier light heavyweights of the modern era meet when "Rampage" Jackson and Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida battle it out in a showdown pitting the aggressive style of knockout artist Jackson against the unorthodox wizardry of Brazil's Machida.
Two fighters known not only for their fierce punching and striking power, but also for their animosity. This bout between "Suga" Rashad Evans and Quinton "Rampage Jackson is the biggest grudge match in UFC history. These guys genuinely hate each other.
With UFC president Dana White calling the action from ringside, the UFC’s Chuck Liddell enters the Pride Middleweight Grand Prix looking to land a dream match with Wanderlei Silva. However, Pride contender Rampage Jackson vowed the ruin the Iceman’s plans by knocking Liddell out in this quarter final match-up. A classic collision from November 2009.
On October 31, 2004, the two most powerful forces in Pride’s talent-laden middleweight division collided for the second time, when Wanderlei Silva defended his world championship against bitter rival Rampage Jackson. Jackson was anxious for revenge against the man who had brutally knocked him out a year previously.
The breakout star of 2011, light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones will look for another spectacular victory when he defends his belt for the first time against his toughest challenge yet, former title holder Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.