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“Rampage” clearly the crowd favorite here. Herb Dean is reffing this one. Dean has to push them apart back to their corners, the staredown was ice cold.
Round 1: Evans knocks “Rampage” off balance with a big shot early. They are pressed up against the cage. Evans tries to drop for a double but Jackson stops it. Jackson with a big knee. Dean separates them. Rashad sets up a big double leg takedown with some punches. He completes the takedown and has Jackson held up against the cage. Evans’ landing some big shots as Jackson gets back to his feet. Evans wearing Jackson down against the fence. Dean separates them again. Rashad looking fluid with his stance. Jackson stuffs a takedown and lands some good shots to end the round. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Evans
Round 2: “Rampage” showing crisper head movement in this round, he blocks a right hook and Evans immediately presses him against the cage. Evans with a knee to the leg. Jackson trying to land as they break. Evans gets “Rampage” back against the fence. The crowd isn’t thrilled with Evans’ approach, they cheer as Dean separates them again. Jackson is swinging big but Evans is a little too fast. Evans moves in with an uppercut and presses Jackson against the fence again. Rashad trying very hard for a takedown at the end of the round; he’s all over him. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Evans
Round 3: Jackson is going to have to finish the fight if he hopes to win. Jackson shrugs off a takedown and looks to land big punches. Jackson lands a big punch and knocks Evans to the ground, he holds Jackson’s shorts while trying to survive. Jackson has him against the cage. He tries briefly for a single leg but lets go of it to try his luck in the striking department again. Jackson inexplicably giving Evans time to recover and Evans takes him down for it. Rashad pounding Jackson against the fence. Evans in side control teeing off on “Rampage.” Jackson gets to his feet but Evans quickly gets him back down. 20 seconds to go, this fight is all Rashad. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Evans
Rashad Evans defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
The crowd is loudly booing Evans’ win, but the judges did not make a mistake this time. Rashad says that he is open for a rematch. Jackson is gracious in defeat and gives Evans his props, says that ring rust might’ve been a factor. The crowd cheers Jackson and “Rampage” says that he is open for a rematch as well.