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Wanderlei Silva vs. Quinton Jackson I

Main Event | Grand Prix Championship | 93 kg

Wanderlei Silva defeats Quinton Jackson via KO/TKO at 6:28 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva
Mmaweekly large Quinton "Rampage" Jackson

Round 1

Wanderlei Silva Quinton Jackson

"The Axe Murderer" "Rampage"

22-3-1   Pro Record At Fight   18-3-0
Climbed to 23-3   Record After Fight   Fell to 18-4
Br Brazil   Nationality   Us United States
Las Vegas, Nevada   Fighting out of   Irvine, California
27 years, 4 months, 6 days   Age at Fight   25 years, 4 months, 2 weeks, 6 days
5'11" (181cm)   Height   6'1" (186cm)
74.0" (188cm)   Reach   73.0" (185cm)
Wand Fight Team   Gym   Wolfslair Academy
Pride Final Conflict 2003
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Pride Final Conflict 2003
  • Date: Sunday 11.09.2003
  • Referee: Yuji Shimada
  • Venue: Tokyo Dome
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 8 of 8)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 93 kg (205.0 lbs)
  • TV Commentary: Damon Perry, Bas Rutten
  • Broadcast:
  • Post-Fight Interviewer:
  • Silva Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Jackson Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Title on Line: Grand Prix Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: N/A
  • Tournament: Pride 2003 Middleweight Grand Prix
  • Tournament Round: Finals
  • Event Links:

Silva vs. Jackson I Wiki Update Wiki

After defeating Chuck Liddell in the tournament semifinals in a grueling fight lasting over 13 minutes, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was forced to take on a relatively undamaged Wanderlei Silva in the tournament finals on the same night. The result was one of the worst losses of Jackson’s career, and it sparked a feud between him and Silva that would last for almost a decade.

Prior to his fight with “Rampage” in the tournament finals, Wanderlei Silva had emerged as the man to beat worldwide at 205 lbs. after going unbeaten for three years with Pride Fighting Championships. Although both men had to fight a semifinal match before they met in the finals, many felt that Jackson’s fight with Liddell took more out of him than Silva’s long but one-sided contest with Hidehiko Yoshida.

Jackson entered the ring first, wearing his traditional chain and looking a bit worn following his bout with Liddell. Silva entered next, looking as fresh and aggressive as always right up until the pre-fight staredown. The staredown itself was a classic; Wanderlei rocked back and forth, licking his lips, while Jackson snarled and tracked him with his eyes.

After escaping from a tight Guillotine Choke attempt from Silva in the early going, Jackson had success implementing positional control and inflicting damage from Silva’s guard for much of the round. The fighters were then stood up in a decision Jackson would criticize for years. Following the stand-up, Silva began to land at will, catching Jackson in a tight clinch and firing off gigantic knees before finally getting the finish 6:28 in. Following their meeting at Pride Final Conflict 2003, Quinton Jackson and Wanderlei Silva met again in 2004, this time for Silva’s Middleweight Championship. Unfortunately for Jackson, the result was almost identical to their first meeting, as Silva bludgeoned him out with knees at the 3:26 mark of the second round.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:45 PM ET
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