Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (pictured) returned to the UFC Saturday surrounded in controversy. Although the former light heavyweight champion said his legal battle with Bellator MMA was draining on him, Jackson managed to pull out a unanimous decision victory over the gritty Fabio Maldonado.
Even at the age of 35, Jackson showed that he can still add new wrinkles to his perceived one-dimensional game. For the first time in God knows when , Jackson used powerful kicks in his attack.
As expected, Maldonado didn’t go down easily. He ate heavy shots and refused to fall. However, when the dust settled, it was Jackson who was awarded the favorable (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) scores from the three judges.
UFC 186 took place inside Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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