“UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida” will be jumping off tonight inside The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan. The first preliminary bout is scheduled to start at approximately 7:20PM ET/4:20PM PT. Make sure to stay with 5thRound.com all night for our live coverage.
Former light heavyweight champs Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida will headline Saturday’s pay-per-view broadcast. Thankfully, Spike TV has started their giving ways early this Holiday Season. The edgy network will kick off the televised portion of tonight’s festivities with two freebie preliminary bouts at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
The live PPV broadcast begins immediately after the hour-long lead-in show.
Rampage was humbled by bitter rival Rashad Evans in his last outing at UFC 114, while Machida lost the 205-pound crown to reigning champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua the last time he took the stage. A violent finish by either fighter could have them right back in the title picture.
Here is the roster for tonight’s extravaganza:
Tyson Griffin vs. Nik Lentz
Paul Kelly vs. T.J. O’Brien
Mike Lullo vs. Edson Barboza
Dennis Hallman vs. Karo Parisyan
(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Mark Munoz vs. Aaron Simpson
Brian Foster vs Matt Brown
Joe Lauzon and George Sotiropoulos
Tim Boetsch vs. Phil Davis
Gerald Harris vs Maiquel Falcao
Matt Hughes vs. BJ Penn
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Lyoto Machida