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May 30, 2010

Rampage vs. Evans at UFC 114: what was that?

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson said at UFC 96 that his fight with Rashad Evans at UFC 114 was going to be “black-on-black crime." The only crime that was committed Saturday night was perpetrated on the fans of Ultimate Fighting Championship who paid to see a main event with very little action.

"This fight's going to haunt me for a long time," Jackson said after the fight. "... I never had so much pressure on me. I almost regret doing the movie [The A-Team]."

It looked as if Jackson was holding back so that he could make it into the fifth round, but the fight only lasted for three.

Rashad Evans won by unanimous decision, but displayed very little action in the victory.

The winner was promised a fight with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua for the UFC light heavyweight championship. Rua could have defeated both fighters Saturday.

I was more disappointed in this fight than I was with Anderson Silva's match against Demian Maia, but that could be because of the hype around the fight and the trash talking by both fighters leading up to UFC 114.

I’m waiting to hear Dana White’s comments on the fight.

The UFC should give Jon "Bones" Jones a shot at the title.

Was everyone as disappointed with the Evans-Jackson fight as I was?

Did Jason Brilz get robbed with the split-decision loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira?

Other results on the card:

Ryan Jensen defeated Jesse Forbes by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:06 of the first round.

Aaron Riley defeated Joe Brammer by decision (unanimous).

Cyrille Diabate defeated Luis Arthur Cane by TKO (punches) at 2:13 of the first round.

Melvin Guillard defeated Waylon Lowe by KO (knee to the body) at 3:28 of the first round.

Efrain Escudero defeated Dan Lauzon by decision (unanimous).

Dong Hyun Kim defeated Amir Sadollah by decision (unanimous).

John Hathaway defeated Diego Sanchez by decision (unanimous).

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira defeated Jason Brilz by decision (split).

Mike Russow defeated Todd Duffee by KO (punch) at 2:32 of the third round.

Michael Bisping defeated Dan Miller by decision (unanimous).

Rashad Evans defeated Quinton Jackson by decision (unanimous).

Posted by Kevin Richardson at 1:36 AM | | Comments (8)
        

Comments

The Brilz decision was a display of the growing corruption in the UFC.

I agree. That was a waste of $50. Was Rampage paid to not beat Evans or something? He had him done in the 3rd, and just danced around to let him recover. One of the worst fights I have ever paid for.
Both Liddell and Ortiz could have beat these guys. Plus, what's up with Evans sleuthing around like a monkey?
The whole fight was a joke.
Bisping did great, but that was boring as well.
Rampage seems done to me and Shogun will absolutely destroy Evans,=.
Dana - we want our money back.

MadMax,
Did Evans go old school Kung Fu? Entering the cage performing his version of monkey style kung fu.
Kevin

Wow Rampage got dominated!!!! Unbelievable! Honestly, with that effort, Evans could get Shogun a battle for the belt…Miss the fight? see it at http://www.lionsdenu.com/rampage-vs-evans-fight-video/
Rashad is a BEAST!!! Yeahhh

I agree that the Brilz vs. Nogueira fight shows that the corruption of the UFC may be growing. Jason Brilz won that fight, hands down.

That main event was a glorified wrestling match. Both fought to not get knocked out. Bisping still sucks! Hathaway looks like a good up and comer. And, how bout that crazy jab that doughboy knocked the meat head out with? Then he followed up with a little love slap to the face--that was a priceless knockout. Brillz should've finished Lil Nog in the 2nd when he was on queer street---he's got nobody to blame but himself. And jeez Melvin Guillard seems to be the happiest career undercard fighter ever. He should keep his mouth shut and just string some wins together for real. Overall not a bad card, but a horrible main event no doubt.

I agree. It all looked interesting up until the referee said "fight!", then...they didn't fight. Instead, they danced for 3 rounds. I mean, Jackson, from the look on his face when he entered the octagon, he looked like he was gonna cannibalized Evans. But he ended up trading patty cakes with Evans. What an uninteresting fight, very disappointing.

So many stupid comments and posts. First of all, yes I wish it was more exciting because of all the hype. However, these people have 4oz gloves on. Why would they want to stand there and throw wild punches with no strategy, especially since so much was on the line this fight? Morons, this was a good fight. Plenty of tactics on Rashads part and it was a very effective strategy. The fight went back and forth. There were some big shots. Overall, I give this fight a 6 1/2 out of 10. And as far as the "corruption" of the UFC due to bad decisions... dude, UFC has nothing to do with the refs or judges idiots. That's all the gaming commission. If you have such a problem with the UFC, make sure you do a little research before you go flaming them. Go back to watching Crapforce and Bellator.

Accessdenied,
First, there are no morons on this site, everybody is entitled to there opinion. Secondly, we all know the glove sizes.
As far as the fight, I didn't think I was going to see a Leonard Garcia vs. The Korean Zombie. But, I did want to see a fight. Not one guy (Evans) pressing the other guy against the cage. It was only one good punch landed in the first round. None in the second and several punches in the third by Rampage. When Rampage fought Chuck Liddell for the title, in 4oz. gloves, they had a lot on the line. Rampage had a strategy in that fight and not one in this fight.
Kevin R.

For everyone that thought that was a good fight YOU MUST BE BLIND did you watch a rerun fight

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Kevin Richardson has been a fan of mixed martial arts competition ever since UFC 3, when 600-pound sumo wrestler Emmanuel Yarborough was beaten by Keith Hackney. Kevin will cover the world of MMA — in Baltimore, nationally and internationally. He plans to take readers into the locker rooms and MMA schools, where they'll hear from local fighters and trainers. If you have a news tip or suggestions for the blog, please e-mail him.

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