UFC 123: Quniton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida & B.J. Penn vs. Matt Hughes

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UFC will finish 2010 with a bang, thanks to their final Pay-Per-View event of the year. In the main fight, light heavyweight Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (28-8-0) takes on Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida (16-1-0). The two former world champions will battle it out this Saturday, Nov. 20, in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Jackson is coming from a disappointing loss earlier this year to Rashad Evans. Many critics have cited his loss of focus in the Evans fight to the distraction of starring in and promoting the feature film The A-Team. Jackson says that he is 100 percent focused on his fight with Machida and "getting his belt back." Machida is also coming off a disappointing defeat, to Mauricio Rua, where he lost his lightweight title. Both fighters have the power to finish the fight with a single blow, and the winning fighter will be one step closer to a title shot. Expect fireworks.

Also on the card, former world champions B.J. Penn (15-7-1) and Matt Hughes (43-7-0) will complete a trilogy of fights in a welterweight war. Penn and Hughes first went head-to-head at UFC 46 in 2004, with Penn coming out the victor. Hughes took the second match at UFC 63 with a TKO in the third round. Saturday's fight between the two future UFC Hall-of-Famers is fueled by years of bad blood and, more important, bragging rights.

Although UFC 123 doesn't have a title fight on its card, four of the most-respected MMA fighters in the world will be going to war, and that's plenty enough reason to watch. Check out the following preview of the main event.

Source:  NickTheFace


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