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Las Vegas, Nevada - Former unified UFC & PRIDE light heavyweight champion ‘Rampage’ Jackson is pumped to finally be fighting again in Japan – where he made his legend – after an absence of exactly six years.
Jackson last fought in the Land of the Rising Sun in February 2006, defeating elite judo competitor Yoon Dong-Sik at the PRIDE® 31 event. Since then, Jackson has predominantly fought in Las Vegas, where the Ultimate Fighting Championship®organization is headquartered; and he is reveling in finally getting another chance to return to the scene of some of his career-defining victories.
“I had a lot of success here, but the real reason I was so anxious to be on this UFC 144 card is that have a special bond with the Japanese fans,” Jackson said from his hotel room in Tokyo. “I’ve really missed fighting here, just the whole energy of the place and how they go crazy but they are also so respectful at the same time. I was so determined to make sure I was on this card. I must have a...
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<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;">Another day, another fight breakdown for this weekend’s UFC 144 card airing live on PPV from the Land of the Rising Sun. This...
“I’d say [it is a death sentence]. That’s a very tough fight for Ryan Bader. Don’t get me wrong, Bader’s a tough guy and I’ve got a lot of respect for him, he came back from two tough losses impressively. But Rampage is going to be excited to fight in Japan, he’ll be excited to [...]
Michael Bisping doesn't have much faith in Ryan Bader and says that Quinton Jackson is a "death sentence" matchup for Bader
Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and the UFC make their return to Japan this weekend at UFC 144 (check out the Japanese Promo Video here). Jackson will face Ryan Bader with an opportunity to get back in the win column following his submission loss to UFC Light Heavyweight Champ, Jon Jones, at UFC 135. Bader, who was also submitted by Jon Jones (that guy’s pretty good...
Ryan Bader jumped at the opportunity to fight MMA legend Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the co-main event of UFC 144 in Japan. Rader (13-2) began his career with twelve consecutive victories which included becoming the Ultimate Fighter 7 winner. In 2011 Bader would suffer the first two losses of his career when he was submitted by Jon Jones and Tito Ortiz. However, he would get...
By: Joshua Carey Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has returned to Japan for the first time since PRIDE 31 in 2006. Jackson, who spent five-years fighting in the country during his tenure under the aforementioned PRIDE banner meets Ryan Bader in the co-headliner at UFC 144’s pay-per-view inside Saitama Super Arena. With a professional career that spans [...]
With UFC 144 going down in Japan this Saturday (Feb.25), THQ’s UFC Undisputed 3 has decided to simulate the co-main event between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Ryan Bader using PRIDE rules. Check out the video below the stats.
UFC Undisputed 3 predicted the outcome of this fight by simulating 25 matches
Rampage defended almost 80% of Bader’s takedown attempts
Whether you just have a short downtime during work, or don't want a lengthy breakdown, these “Quick Breaks” are for you. "Quick Breaks" = short breakdowns of upcoming fights. In a summed up focus of strengths, weaknesses and variables; this will analyze what could happen in the fight, and end with this writer’s prediction.
UFC 144 (Japan) is coming to us on Saturday...
When Quinton Jackson (Pictured) battles Ryan Bader this Saturday at UFC 144, it will mark exactly six years since the last time “Rampage” fought in Japan. While the veteran has appeared in countless classics in The Land of the Rising Sun, there will be a special cheering section in his corner for this weekend’s scrap.
“Fighting in Japan is very important to me, personally...
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Japan for a UFC 144 card that is highlighted by a lightweight title bout between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Ben Henderson. The co-main event features a light heavyweight clash between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Ryan Bader. Get an up close and personal look inside the private lives of the fighters with their families...
Awesome, Japanese Anime style promo video for UFC 144 in Japan this coming weekend. The event will feature 7 bouts on the Pay Per View Portion of the card, including Japanese Fan Fvorite Rampage Jackson, in a co main event vs Ryan Bader. Main card Lightweight Championship bout: Frankie Edgar (c) vs. Ben Henderson Light Heavyweight bout: Quinton Jackson vs. Ryan [...]
Enjoy the full episode of Countdown to UFC 144 from the official youtube page of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This up close and personal video takes a look inside the camps of UFC 144 Japan fighters Benson Henderson, Frankie Edgar, Rampage Jackson, Ryan Bader and more. The UFC will return to Japan this weekend for [...]
This past Tuesday on FUEL TV the debut of “Countdown to UFC 144″ aired. The show is the lead up to this Saturday’s giant UFC 144 event, which features Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson in the main event, followed by Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Ryan Bader in the co-main event. The countdown show also featured welterweights Jake Shields and local boy Yoshihiro Akiyama, as...
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