How GOOD was Rampage Jackson Actually?Jun 01, 2021
when you hear ruckus, you think of the word which is defined as a period of violent and uncontrollable behavior or the name of the mma fighter who became a superstar in the sport with his eccentric personality and highlights the real performances of a fighter who also captured ufc gold but his post ufc fighting career and popularity out of the cage seems to have eclipsed what he did back in the day so how cool was
actuallyhey guys it's keon and today i'm going to talk about quentin
jacksonhe is a name most casuals even know and that is a big deal in itself but i feel like his mma career has not been recognized apart from his legendary highlights so in this video let's take a look at the rampage race to understand how
actuallyit was but before we get there shout out to the undisputed members of my patreon there are many perks you could get as an undisputed or introductory member including streaming video of kian kimora podcast which is also available on the podcast from Apple, Spotify and SoundCloud but the best thing about this is that 100% of the money will go to charity so please join my Patreon for all these benefits as we could really make a difference in the lives that support it. they need now. let's cut to the chase rampage began his mma career on november 13, 1999 at the age of 22. his first fight was against mike pyle mike weighed in at 175 while rampage weighed in at 206. according to mike he was wrecked throughout the fight as rampage knocked him out of the ring a few times this was enough for rampage to win a unanimous decision six months later he fought against marco bermudez rampage he struck marco multiple times with his sheer power he finally made his way to the mount where he threw dirt and pound before securing the rare naked choke, he returned a month later to fight marvin eastman for the king of super heavyweight championship the cage the fight was mostly on the stream as the two started out swinging wildly but rampage tired right away and from there it was all marvin who shredded him on the feet and threw ground and pound as the fight made its way to the ground this was enough for marvin to win a decision after this loss rampage picked up two wins before fighting rob smith it was a competitive fight Itive in which both men secured takedowns, threw ground and pound and reversed position but near the end rob started to fade and fuss continued to pressure the action this was enough for fuss to win via unanimous decision he then chose won two wins before fighting for the king of the cage type heavyweight championship his opponent was rocco henderson for most of the first round it was all ruckus who was fighting rocco and that continued in the second when ruckus slammed bronco to the canvas and finally secured kimora making him king of the cage light heavyweight champion after this win rampage beat bryson hallbrick before fighting kenneth williams in this fight he to ok kenneth immediately went down and started throwing ground and pound rampage ended a fight in a rear naked choke so after going 10-1 on the local circuit he made his proud fc debut his pri His first opponent was Kazushi Sakuraba, the biggest star in the promotion in At this point, this was a wild fight in which Ramge slammed Sakuraba multiple times to the canvas to prevent oncoming submissions, but Sakuraba didn't give up and ultimately he grabbed Ramge's back, where he finished him in a rear-naked choke, regardless of the loss. he earned the respect of many Japanese fans that night when he put up a valiant effort about two months later, he returned and fought Alexander Atsuka for most of the fight.
The rampage had control on their feet in the clinch and on the ground in the second rampage. he connected with some big punches that broke otsuka's nose, forcing the doctor to stop the fight; his next fight after this win was against yuki ishikawa rampage he defeated the fight and spent my time in top position before they got back up where he connected with knees and punches knocking out yuki in pride 18 fought dejiro matsui the fight it was over in 14 seconds after the two grappled and rampaged threw a knee to matsui nuts who was unable to continue, it was so bad he had to be stretchered off, resulting in a riot disqualification loss four months later , fought satake masaki satake rampage controlled satake for most of the fight on the ground where he connected with some heavy ground and pound sataki tried to get up but that led to him getting suplexed on the canvas where he was finished with punches rampage returned to the states to fight sean gray his jab looked great as he spent most of the fight picking sean apart on the feet with punches punching and kicking near the end of the second round, he nearly ended a fight with a knockout, but the bell saved Sean, but going into the third he was still shaken and the ruckus went on. ith a barrage of punches that forced the referee to intervene in the previous 22 he battled igor de chanchin this was a wild fight with both men grappling early and throwing punches before igor connected with a kick to the head and punches leading to a guillotine choke but rampage used his power to pick igor up and slam him to the mat from there he threw some heavy ground and hit igor who managed to get back up only to be slammed back to the mat canvas and receive more blows. this damage and even attempted a leg lock but the fight eventually ended when rampage landed a punch to igor's body which cracked a rib and immediately stopped the fight on march 16, 2003 he fought former ufc heavyweight champion kevin randleman even though kevin was a strong fighter. he failed to secure a single takedown, this led to the two exchanges of shots in the clinch before the rampage connected with a big knee and punches that took Kevin down, he connected with more ground and punch before the refs stepped in. three months later rampage fought mikael elukian rampage started the fight denying mikael's takedown attempts which led to a big punch that was all might and though mikael locked in a tight guillotine and kimura rampage came out and ended up finishing the fight with a big knee to the body followed by punches that forced the bunt after this win he entered the 2003 pride middleweight grand prix in the quarterfinals he fought murillo bustamante it was a very close fight in which both men were successful standing and on the ground bustamante tried a few submissions at first but rampage was a fresher wrestler near the end, the judges ended up giving the split decision for rampage, the semifinals and finals of the tournament occurred on November 9, 2003 in the semifinals , rampage fought ufc star chuck liddell the two passed the most. of the fight on the feet exchanging shots that rocked the other but rampage was the aggressor and even secured a couple of takedowns going into the second c huck was exhausted so rampage secured the takedown and started throwing ground and pound until the chuck's corner threw in the towel in the finals he fought pride middleweight champion van der ley silvage looked
goodat first securing the takedown and landing a strong ground punch from the top but once the fight stopped everything It was Van Derley, who began throwing punches, soccer kicks and knees that ultimately forced the referee to step up in riot credit for showing so much heart in this loss on New Year's Eve. he fought ikuhisa manoa, it was a dominating performance from rampage, who slammed manoa into the canvas multiple times, avoiding his submission attempts and landing a heavy punch.
The fight finally ended in the second when rampage connected with a knee to the head, forcing the referee to step in six months later. wrestled ricardo arona, the two were trading shots early and ricardo was trying to break the fight down by attempting takedowns or pulling guard but ruckus on Determined on top pitching ground and hit, ricardo came very close to securing a triangle choke, but Ramge used all his power to lift him into the air before slamming him to the canvas for an immediate knockout. This powerbomb move has become one of the highlights of mma at pride 28 rampage he fought vanderlei silva for the second time with the pride middleweight championship on the line he looked great in the first round when he blocked most of vanderley's shots and dropped knees in the clinch rampage also secured the takedown and as the fight resumed he connected with a right hand which put vandalia down, the momentum continued in the second as he secured another takedown early but after from trying to grab a leg, the rampage was reversed, leading to brutal stomping and football kicks. de vanderlei as the two recovered silva pressed forward with punches before throwing knees that ultimately knocked out the ruckus after this loss he fought murillo ninja hua th The fight was very competitive as both men connected standing up in the clinch and in On the ground, the ninja attempted a few submissions on the ground, but the rampage secured more takedowns, which may have been why he won the fight via split decision.
Two months later, he fought the ninja. younger brother mauricio shogunhua shogun dominated the ruckus throughout the fight beating him to the feet, taking him down and throwing heavy knees into the clinch, finally the knees went down in the ruckus and he was finished off on the ground with some brutal soccer kicks in pride 30 fought against hirotaka yakoi, although Ramge was in the top position at the start, he ended up getting reversed, but then he reversed Hirotaka and caught him in a mounted crucifix. Ramge threw punches before ending the fight with soccer kicks. pound and attempted submissions rampage was the aggressor on the feet and secured multiple takedowns which led to hard punches from top position this was enough for him to win via unanimous decision this win was also his last proud fight before signing with world wrestling alliance where he fought matt lindland it was a very close fight where both men connected feet knock each other down and reverse position rampage landed pound punches as matt nearly blocked some submissions after three rounds rampage won By split decision although Rampage signed a multi-fight deal with the World Fighting Alliance and they ended up being bought by the UFC So Rampage made his debut with the promotion at UFC 67 when he fought Marvin Eastman for the second time in this fight Rampage was the aggressor. on his feet for most of the first round before finishing marvin in the second with punches that knocked him out in this his act. awesome ation gave him a ufc light heavyweight title shot against champion chuck liddell since he lost to the rampage back in chuck pride won ufc gold and defended he did it four times he really seemed unstoppable at this point in his run but Ramge had his number as it took him less than two minutes to drop Chuck with a right hand before finishing him to the ground with more punches Quentin Ramge Jackson was now a ufc champion his first title defense was against former pride welterweight and middleweight champion dan henderson it was a competitive fight at first as both men took down and reversed position while on their backs they also connected on their feet but it was the ruckus that knocked dan down a couple of times it was also the newer fighter in the later rounds this was enough for him to win the fight via unanimous decision his second title defense was against the season 1 winner of the last scam fighter forest griffin before their fight they were both coaches for the seventh fight season of the ultimate fighter they fought at ufc 75 and while the ruckus took us down early with an uppercut griffin he came back in the second with leg kicks and a takedown on the ruckus thrower throwing ground and pound the rest of the fight saw rampage looking for the knockout while forest continued to press the action throwing with volume after five rounds rampage lost the light heavyweight title to forest by unanimous decision after this loss rampage fought vanderlei silva for the third time, but unlike the first two fights, rampage finished vanderlei in the first with a left hook followed by three more brutal punches to the ground at ufc 96, he fought keith jardine, the two They hit each other for three rounds on a rampage connecting with the best punches and dropping keith in the second and third also clinching the only ico fight knockdown this was enough for him to win via unanimous decision in the post fight interview he faced light heavyweight champion rashad evans this was the obvious fight to make but unfortunately the injury sidelined the ruckus, the fight between the two would later be booked for ufc 114 but before that, they became coaches of the tenthultimate fighter season this was one of the best seasons because of all the drama in the house as the rivalry between rampage and rashad reached its all time high and this was a great promo to build on. their fight which was the main title and this card did over 1 million pay per view buys which is very impressive considering there was no belt up for grabs after rashad lost it to lyoto machida but rashad he still looked like a championship level fighter that night shaking Ramge early and wrestling him for most of the fight, there was a moment in the third where Ramge came close to finishing Rashad after connecting with a right hand , but Evan survived and ultimately won the fight via unanimous decision.
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida made it a very close fight with Ramge pushing the action forward, while Lyoto responded with kicks and punches, also taking each other down. n but the third round probably went to Machida who almost finished the fight with punches it was a very close fight and many believed Lyoto won but I could see why the split decision was given to Ramge due to his constant pressure throughout the fight in ufc 130 fought Matt Hamill, it was an uneventful fight in which Ramge denied all of Hamill's takedown attempts and outclassed him on his feet in this dominating performance.
It earned him the unanimous decision and a shot at the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship against champion jon jones though most likely rampage won the look down jon was dominant in this fight as he bested rampage on the feet and also secured the takedown where he connected to the ground and pound finally secured a rare naked choke on the fourth forcing tap dial of the first time Ramage ended up in the UFC on February 6, 2012 he fought Ryan Bader Ramage lost weight by six pounds Ryan fought him for all three rounds to win the unanimous decision after this loss rampage fought guanter against shara guanter dominated rampage on the feet and on the ground to win via unanimous decision after these three losses rampage signed with bellator in his debut with the promotion he fought joey beltran the bout was deadlocked 210lb weight the two traded shots in the first round before Ramge swung wildly in the final 10 seconds and managed to cut Joey down and finish him off before let the bell ring at bellator 110 he fought christian pumbu was a semifinal fight in the bellator season 10 light heavyweight tournament rampage ended with christian in the first round for vicious right hands to the ground in the tournament final he fought mohammed king mo lawal it went pretty smoothly as kingmo controlled the fight on the ground while rampage controlled it on the feet it could have gone either but all the judges gave rampage the decision which also made him the tournament winner after some contract disputes with bellator rampage returned to the ufc where he fought fabio maldonado at a catch weight of 215lbs during three rounds he outpointed fabio to win the fight via unanimous decision this was also his last fight with the ufc before returning to bellator where he fought olympic judo gold medalist satoshi ishii after a strong first round from ishii that saw him throw light kicks, safe takedowns and attempting submissions which also continued in the second round but rampage was starting to hold his own more than in the third he took over with a takedown and a ground and pound the fight definitely could have gone to ishi but rampage took home the split decision at bellator 175 for which he fought king mo. a second time around this fight looked a lot like the first as king mo controlled the fight on the ground in the first round while rampage was the aggressor on the broadcast in the second but king mo's strong third round gave the unanimous decision after her first bellator loss entered the promotion's heavyweight world grand prix in the quarterfinals fought chele sonnen though rampage slammed chilled to the mat early it was sonnen who controlled the rest of the fight with her fight which earned him the unanimous decision in September 2018 Ramge fought Vanderlei Silva for the fourth time, although both men were much older at this point they still put on the show swinging from toe to toe Vanderlei had h Are moments but the ruckus connected with a right hand that dropped him before ending the fight with a ground and punch.
A year later, he fought former pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emilianenko. The two traded shots before phaedra connected with a right hand that knocked out the rampage. This was the last. time rampage fought and possibly his last with bellator since he is now a free agent. prove himself in the sport so after being 38 and 14 years into the career that saw him become ufc light heavyweight champion how good quentin rampage jackson was actually back in the day he seemed unstoppable he was a fighter like no other , as he used his strength to take Fight Down Slams powerbombs were not only impressive because it takes a lot of energy to do them, but they were also an instant crowd-pleaser as no one saw anything like that and when the fight was on court, brutalizing his opponents with ground and pound, he also greatly improved his punches throughout his career, leading to a reputation as a knockout artist because his hands were fast and powerful.
I was also impressed with his overall defense as he was a very hard guy to finish off and along with his charismatic personality he became a star in both Japan and the United States which really hasn't been done by anyone else. fighter. Another thing I liked about Ramge was his honesty after the fights. If he was around, he felt bad. when he was given the decision, which is something most fighters wouldn't do as they'd be content to take home the win and even if it was a clear decision, you could tell Ramge wasn't happy not finishing the fight. gave his mma career a 9 out of 10. he backed his popularity with so many highlights that quentin jackson truly defined what rampage means my name is keon and this is my take on how good quentin rampage jackson really was if i don't agree I agree or if you have anything else to add, please write in the comments below because I love reading it.
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