UFC 123: Rampage vs Machida will take place Saturday, November, 20 from The Palace of Auburn Hills, in Detroit, Michigan. This will be the first return to Detroit for the UFC since UFC 9 in May of 1996.This will also be the first time that four former champions filled out the main events.
In one of the most stacked UFC cards of the year, Quinton Rampage Jackson and Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida will be looking to rebound back to title contention with a win over their adversary. A battle that is looking to be Methodical vs. Strength.
Also featured on the card is the final battle in the trilogy between UFC legend Matt Hughes and future legend BJ Penn in the welterweight division. BJ Penn will be coming up for a third time from the lightweight division to start a new journey to the title. A task that will prove very difficult against the former champ, Hughes who is on a three win-streak against some of the top jiu-jitsu artists in the sport.
Lightweight bout: Tyson Griffin vs. Nik Lentz
Nik Lentz wins over Tyson Griffin via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Lightweight bout: Paul Kelly vs. T.J. O’Brien
Paul Kelly wins over T.J. O’Brien via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:16.
Lightweight bout: Edson Barboza vs. Mike Lullo
Edson Barboza wins over Mike Lullo via TKO (leg kicks) – Round 3, 0:26
Welterweight bout: Karo Parisyan vs. Dennis Hallman
Dennis Hallman defeats Karo Parisyan via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:47
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Middleweight bout: Aaron Simpson vs. Mark Muñoz
Mark Munoz defeats Aaron Simpson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Welterweight bout: Matt Brown vs. Brian Foster
Brian Foster defeats Matt Brown via submission (Guillotine) – Round 2, 2:11
Lightweight bout: George Sotiropoulos vs. Joe Lauzon
George Sotiropoulos wins over Joe Lauzon via submission (kimura) – Round 2, 2:43
Light Heavyweight bout: Phil Davis vs. Tim Boetsch
Phil Davis wins over Tim Boetsch via submission (one-armed kimura) – Round 2, 2:55
Middleweight bout: Gerald Harris vs. Maiquel Falcão
Maiquel Falcão defeats Gerald Harris via decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Welterweight bout: Matt Hughes vs. B.J. Penn
B.J. Penn defeats Matt Hughes via KO – Round 1, 21 seconds
Light Heavyweight bout: Quinton Jackson vs. Lyoto Machida
Quinton Rampage Jackson wins over Lyoto Machida via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)