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"Rampage"

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Quinton Jackson

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson

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  • Given Name: Quinton Ramone Jackson
  • Professional MMA Record: 35-11-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Rampage
  • Current Streak: 3 Wins
  • Age: 36 | Date of Birth: 1978.06.20
  • Last Fight: May 17, 2014 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 205.9 lbs
  • Affiliation: Wolfslair Academy
  • Height: 6'1" (186cm) | Reach: 73.0" (185cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $2,215,000 USD
  • Born: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Irvine, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, Jackson had his first taste of combat sports as a wrestler for Raleigh-Egypt High School, where he won All-State honors. Originally, Jackson intended to become a professional wrestler after graduating high school, but ultimately extended his amateur career at the junior college level. After discovering mixed martial arts, Jackson trained in Las Vegas with BAMMA fighter Lewis Rumble.


Jackson was a junior college amateur wrestler before entering the world of professional MMA, but it would be his natural blend of raw strength and stunning knockout power that would help to build him into one of the most intimidating fighters in the light heavyweight division for over a decade. Though he depended on natural talent and power in his early days, Jackson has worked with renowned MMA trainers and coaches in recent years to improve his skillset, including the U.K.-based Wolfslair MMA Academy, and has made noticeable improvements in his striking accuracy and conditioning.


Quinton Jackson started fighting professionally in 1999 and ran his record to a standout 10-1 before debuting for Japan's Pride Fighting Championships in 2001. Although he lost his debut fight to Japanese legend Kazushi Sakuraba via Rear Naked Choke, Jackson made a name for himself in the bout with a crowd-pleasing showcase of reckless abandon, repeatedly slamming “The Gracie Hunter” to the canvas in an awesome display of power. It would prove to be a coming out moment for one of MMA's brightest stars. “Rampage” subsequently established himself as a true talent at 205 lbs., and an enormous crowd draw. He collected dominant victories over Kevin Randleman, Murilo Bustamante, Chuck Liddell, and Ricardo Arona over his next three years in Pride, utilizing his trademark slams and powerbombs to end more than one bout, along with a very heavy pair of fists.


Following the collapse of Pride and a stint outside of a major promotion, Rampage made his long-awaited debut in the UFC in 2007 with a knockout win over Marvin Eastman, the first man to ever defeat him. Jackson then took the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship from longtime champion Chuck Liddell, defeating him for a second time, before successfully defending the belt against Pride champion Dan Henderson the same year unifying the 205 pound title. When the UFC 205 lb. belt changed hands from Liddell to Jackson, the mantle of the UFC's biggest star arguably changed hands as well. Jackson would begin to enjoy the crossover fame in popular culture that few other fighters besides Liddell and Randy Couture possessed. 


Rampage would coach The Ultimate Fighter 7 opposite Forrest Griffin and would lose in a close upset in 2008, but would follow up with a devastating KO in a rematch with nemesis Wanderlei Silva. He would follow that up with a win over Keith Jardine. Even without a championship belt, Jackson has continued to increase his popular appeal in recent years, and is one of the most successful MMA athletes in the world in business and entertainment ventures outside of the cage. Jackson landed a starring role in 2010’s remake of The A-Team, in which he played B.A. Baracus, the role previously held by Mr. T.


Rampage would again end up coaching again for The Ultimate Fighter 10 this time against Rashad Evans. There was lot's of bad blood between the two and in the end Evans would get the better of Rampage winning a decision. Rampage would pick up wins over Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida and Matt "The Hammer" Hamill earning him a title shot against Jon "Bones" Jones a bout in which Jackson would end up being submitted in the 4th round. He would drop his next two fights to Ryan Bader and Glover Teixeira. He would then announce issues with the UFC publicly and ask to be released from his contract.


Rampage has now signed on with Bellator and would win his first two fights by TKO over Joey Beltran and Christian M'Pumbu. The win over M'Pumbu was the semi final match up of the Light Heavyweight tournament so with that win Rampage will now square off against  Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal in the finals. Jackson faced Muhammed Lawal in the tournament final for a title shot on May 17, 2014, at Bellator 120. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Last updated 05.18.2014, 2:16 PM ET
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Quinton Jackson Light Heavyweight Ranking History

Quinton Jackson MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Muhammed Lawal
Ref: John McCarthy

Bellator 120: Rampage vs. King Mo
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 205 lbs

2014.05.17
Odds: -210 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 205.9 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:34 Round 1 of 3

Christian M'Pumbu
Ref: John McCarthy

Bellator 110: Rampage vs. M'Pumbu
Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 205 lbs

2014.02.28
Odds: -470 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs
#28 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:59 Round 1 of 3

Joey Beltran
Ref: Dan Miragliotta

Bellator 108: Rampage vs. Beltran
Main Event | Catchweight | 210 lbs

2013.11.15
Odds: -300 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 210.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Tito Ortiz Bellator 106 2013.11.02
Reason: Ortiz Neck Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Glover Teixeira
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC on FOX 6: Johnson vs. Dodson
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2013.01.26
Odds: +225 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs
#35 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
Cancelled Bout Glover Teixeira UFC 153 2012.10.13
Reason: Jackson Elbow Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ryan Bader
Ref: Leon Roberts

UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 96 kg

2012.02.25
Odds: -155 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 211.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:14 Round 4 of 5, 16:14 Total

Jon Jones
Ref: Josh Rosenthal

UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
Main Event | Title Challenge | Light HW | 205 lbs

2011.09.24
Odds: +400 Heavy Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $75,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs
#60 Greatest Submission of All Time
#39 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
#31 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2011
UFC 135 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Matt Hamill
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.05.28
Odds: -300 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $250,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Thiago Silva UFC 130 2011.05.28
Reason: UFC Rescheduling
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Lyoto Machida
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.11.20
Odds: +190 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Rashad Evans
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC 114: Jackson vs Evans
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.05.29
Odds: -105 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $250,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Walkout Music: Al Kapone - Ain't Stoppin' Me
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Keith Jardine
Ref: Yves Lavigne

UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.03.07
Odds: -313 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $385,000 ($225K Base, $100K Bonus, $60K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
#35 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
UFC 96 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
3:21 Round 1 of 3

Wanderlei Silva
Ref: Yves Lavigne

UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.12.27
Odds: +116 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $385,000 ($225K Base, $100K Bonus, $60K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs
#20 Greatest Knockout of All Time
UFC 92 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Forrest Griffin
Ref: Yves Lavigne

UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin
Main Event | Title Defense | Light HW | 205 lbs

2008.07.05
Odds: -259 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $285,000 ($225K Base, $60K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
#29 Greatest Fight of All Time
#16 Biggest Upset of All Time
#9 Greatest Light Heavy MMA Fight of All Time
UFC 86 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Dan Henderson
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC 75: Champion vs Champion
Main Card | Title Defense | Light HW | 205 lbs

2007.09.08
Odds: -120 Near Even | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs
#59 Greatest Fight of All Time
#11 Greatest Light Heavy MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:53 Round 1 of 5

Chuck Liddell
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC 71: Liddell vs Jackson
Main Event | Title Challenge | Light HW | 205 lbs

2007.05.26
Odds: +165 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $265,000 ($225K Base, $40K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
#88 Greatest Knockout of All Time
UFC 71 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:49 Round 2 of 3, 8:49 Total

Marvin Eastman
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC 67: All or Nothing
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.02.03
Odds: -800 Huge Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $170,000 ($85K Base, $85K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Matt Lindland
Ref: Herb Dean

WFA 4: King of the Streets
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2006.07.22
Odds: -210 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $150,000 Base | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Dong Sik Yoon
Ref: Daisuke Noguchi

Pride 31: Unbreakable
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2006.02.26
Odds: -1100 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:05 Round 1 of 3

Hirotaka Yokoi
Ref: Minoru Toyonaga

Pride 30: Fully Loaded
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2005.10.23
Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Kicks
4:47 Round 1 of 2

Maurício Rua
Ref: Yuji Shimada

Pride Total Elimination 2005
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16 | 93 kg

2005.04.23
Odds: -105 Near Even | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Murilo Rua
Ref: Yuji Shimada

Pride 29: Fists of Fire
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2005.02.20
Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Knees
3:26 Round 2 of 3, 13:26 Total

Wanderlei Silva
Ref: Yuji Shimada

Pride 28: High Octane
Main Event | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 93 kg

2004.10.31
Odds: +125 Slight Underdog
#15 Greatest Fight of All Time
#7 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#4 Greatest Light Heavy MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Slam
7:32 Round 1 of 3

Ricardo Arona
Ref: Minoru Toyonaga

Pride Critical Countdown 2004
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2004.06.20
Odds: -170 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
#3 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#13 Greatest Light Heavy MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:05 Round 2 of 3, 11:05 Total

Ikuhisa Minowa
Ref: Yuji Shimada

Pride Shockwave 2003
Main Card | Light Heavyweight

2003.12.31
Weigh-In: 200.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Retired
3:10 Round 2 of 2, 13:10 Total

Chuck Liddell
Ref: Daisuke Noguchi

Pride Final Conflict 2003
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 93 kg

2003.11.09
Odds: -120 Near Even
#24 Greatest Light Heavy MMA Fight of All Time
Loss | KO/TKO | Knees
6:28 Round 1 of 2

Wanderlei Silva
Ref: Yuji Shimada

Pride Final Conflict 2003
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 93 kg

2003.11.09
#55 Greatest Fight of All Time
#18 Greatest Light Heavy MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Murilo Bustamante

Pride Total Elimination 2003
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 93 kg

2003.08.10
Cancelled Bout Ricardo Arona Pride TE 2003 2003.08.10
Reason: Arona Broken Ankle
Win | Submission | Knee
6:26 Round 1 of 3

Mikhail Illoukhine

Pride 26: Bad to the Bone
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2003.06.08
Odds: -340 Moderate Favorite
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
6:58 Round 1 of 3

Kevin Randleman
Ref: Yuji Shimada

Pride 25: Body Blow
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2003.03.16
Odds: +185 Slight Underdog
Win | Submission | Injury
7:17 Round 1 of 3

Igor Vovchanchyn

Pride 22: Beasts From the East 2
Main Card | Heavyweight

2002.09.29
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Sean Gray

King of the Cage

2002.05.17
Win | KO/TKO | Slam
7:07 Round 1 of 3

Masaaki Satake
Ref: Minoru Toyonaga

Pride 20: Armed and Ready
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2002.04.28
Loss | Disqualificaton
0:14 Round 1 of 3

Daijiro Matsui
Ref: Daisuke Noguchi

Pride 18: Cold Fury 2
Main Card | Heavyweight

2001.12.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:52 Round 1 of 3

Yuki Ishikawa
Ref: Keiji Shiozaki

Pride 17: Championship Chaos
Main Card | Heavyweight

2001.11.03
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Alexander Otsuka

Japan Regional

2001.10.14
Loss | Submission | Choke
5:41 Round 1 of 3

Kazushi Sakuraba

Pride 15: Raging Rumble
Main Card | Heavyweight

2001.07.29
#46 Greatest Submission of All Time
#29 Greatest Heavyweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Submission | Choke

Kenneth Williams

Gladiator Challenge

2001.06.17
Win | Submission | Punches

Bryson Haubrick

King of the Cage

2001.04.29
Win | Submission | Shoulder

Rocko Henderson

Gladiator Challenge

2001.04.07
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Dave Taylor

Gladiator Challenge

2001.02.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Charlie West

Gladiator Challenge

2000.12.09
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Rob Smith

King of the Cage

2000.11.29
Win | Submission | Armlock

Warren Owsley

Virginia Regional

2000.10.28
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Ron Rumpf

Mississippi Regional

2000.07.19
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Marvin Eastman

King of the Cage

2000.06.24
Win | Submission | Choke

Marco Bermudaz

California Regional

2000.05.13
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Mike Pyle

International Sport Combat Federation

1999.11.13

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