Completed MMA Event

UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine

UFC 96
  • Saturday 03.07.2009
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Nationwide Arena
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $1,861,200
  • Attendance: 17,033
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 350,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 10
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Fight of the Night
    Quinton Jackson vs. Keith Jardine   |   $60,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Knockout of the Night
    Matt Hamill vs. Mark Muñoz   |   $60,000 bonus to Hamill


  • Yves Lavigne
    Jackson vs. Jardine (10)Sell vs. Brown (8)McCrory vs. Madigan (5)Vera vs. Patt (2)
  • Dan Miragliotta
    Carwin vs. Gonzaga (9)Hamill vs. Muñoz (7)Maynard vs. Miller (6)Brilz vs. Boetsch (3)
  • Rick Fike
    Grove vs. Day (4)Nelson vs. Riley I (1)


UFC 96 Wiki

In one of the weaker Pay Per View cards of the year, former Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson edged out TUF veteran Keith Jardine to gain the Unanimous Decision nod in the main event of UFC 96, while undefeated heavyweight contender Shane Carwin emerged as a title hopeful with a first-round knockout of respected heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga.

Following the main event, Rashad Evans, training partner of Jardine and then-Light Heavyweight Champion, entered the cage and publicly challenged Jackson. The war of words escalated quickly as bluster gave way to raw emotion with Joe Rogan holding the mic between the two. It resulted in a long-standing feud between the two that would not be settled until 2010.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:58 PM ET
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