UFC 130: ‘Rampage’ wins, Mir beats Nelson in battle of Las Vegas natives

Former light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson dominated Matt Hamill on Saturday night, winning a unanimous decision at UFC 130 at the MGM Grand Garden.

Jackson was able to neutralize every takedown attempt by the former NCAA wrestling champion while easily controlling the stand-up action throughout the fight. All three judges scored the bout 30-27.

Jackson came on strong at the end of the first round, bloodying Hamill’s mouth just before the bell. He also landing a number of power punches in the final two rounds on his way to a convincing victory.

In the co-main event, former heavyweight champ Frank Mir beat Roy Nelson in a unanimous decision. The judges’ scores were 30-27, 30-27 and 30-26.

Mir had a nice judo toss while taking the first round easily. He used the single-leg takedown to bring Nelson to the mat a number of times in the final two rounds.

On the undercard, Travis Browne knocked out Stefan Struvein the first round. Rick Story won by unanimous decision over Thiago Alves and Brian Stann continued his march up the middleweight ranks with a second-round TKO over Jorge Santiago.

Demetrious Johnson and Tim Boetsch also earned unanimous decision victories in the preliminary bouts. Gleison Tibau earned a submission victory and Michael McDonald and Renan Barao each won by decision.

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