“UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida” takes place Saturday night 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.
Spike TV kicks off the televised portion of tonight’s festivities with two live preliminary bouts at 9PM ET/6PM PT. Fanatics will have to pay for the good stuff after the hour-long freebie when the pay-per-view broadcast begins at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will stand opposite Lyoto Machida in the card’s featured contest. While most believe a devastating finish by either of the former champs will earn the victor next dibs, UFC president Dana White has taken a wait-and-see approach in regards to anointing a new light heavyweight top contender.
Machida was perfect through his first 16 professional fights en route to capturing the title. Unfortunately, the Brazilian was forced to grant Mauricio “Shogun” Rua a rematch at UFC 113 and had his bling-bling belt stolen by the time he came to.
Jackson holds an impressive 30-8 record and has finished off 21 of his victims before the final horns have sounded. The former Pride superstar posted a forgettable unanimous decision loss to Rashad Evans in his last outing.
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Here are the results from UFC 123:
Nik Lentz Defeated Tyson Griffin via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 27-30)
Paul Kelly Defeated T.J. O’Brien via TKO (Strikes) at 3:16 in the 2ndRound
Edson Barboza Defeated Mike Lullo via TKO (Leg Kicks) at :26 in the 3rdRound
Dennis Hallman Defeated Karo Parisyan via TKO (Strikes) at 1:47 in the 1stRound
(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Mark Munoz Defeated Aaron Simpson via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Brian Foster vs Matt Brown via Submission (Guillotine) at 2:11 in the 2ndRound
George Sotiropoulos Defeated Joe Lauzon via Submission (Kimura) at 2:43 in the 2ndRound
Phil Davis Defeated Tim Boetsch via Submission (Armlock) 2:55 in the 2ndRound
Maiquel Falcao Defeated Gerald Harris via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
BJ Penn Defeated Matt Hughes via KO (Punch) at :21 in the 1stRound
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Defeated Lyoto Machida via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)