|Written by Michael|
Bet on the UFCThe result of Saturday's UFC 130 was a unanimous decision for Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who overcame all of his opponent's takedown attempts.
Rampage took the easy victory in the light heavyweight fight, although neither fighter was ever in serious danger throughout the bout. Jackson will now be looking ahead to his next fight, which may give him an opportunity to reclaim his light-heavyweight title.
Although there were no real highlights during the fight – Hamill was never in real danger, and Rampage was in control throughout – Jackson proved to be too much, dominating Hamill in almost every area. Jackson was able to stuff Hamill's takedown attempts, and his superiour sparring made Hamill pay. Rampage landed hooks to the head and knees to the guy, all on the way to destroying his opponent in 15 minutes.
Jackson is seeking a chance to recapture the light-heavyweight title, but will have to go through the UFC's newest star, Jon Jones, to do it. His main concern right now must be his hand, as he fought Saturday night with a fractured hand. If the hand is too damaged, he will lose his first chance to fight Jones, and Lyoto Machida would most likely get the shot at the title. In that case, Rampage may look forward to fighting the winner of the UFC 133 Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis bout.
Hamill was outfought on almost every level on Saturday night, and will have to wait before earning a high-profile win to spark his UFC career. His next fight may come sometime after UFC 133, where he will get a chance to fight someone closer to his current level. He may possibly face the loser of the Alexander Gustafsson vs. Vladimir Matyushekno fight.
Probably the main concern for Rampage fans is his hand. He came out Saturday night just looking to counter Hamill's takedown attempts, and the fight seemed a lot longer than 15 minutes at times. Once he finally picked up the pace, Jackson was able to administer a one-sided beating that was never really close. But against a more highly skilled opponent, Rampage's hesitation may be his undoing, especially against the athleticism of Jones or Machida.