UFC 96 “Jackson vs. Jardine” goes back to Ohio for a UFC light heavyweight contendership bout between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and “The Dean of Mean” Keith Jardine. With a win at UFC 96, Rampage would be primed to get a chance at Rashad Evans and his lost UFC light heavyweight belt.
Keith Jardine vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Result:Quinton Jackson defeats Keith Jardine via Unanimous Decision. (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shane Carwin Result:Shane Carwin defeats Gabriel Gonzaga via KO (Punch) at 1:09 of R1.
Pete Sell vs. Matt Brown Result:Matt Brown defeats Pete Sell via TKO (Strikes) at 1:32 of R1.
Matt Hamill vs. Mark Munoz Result:Matt Hamill defeats Mark Munoz via KO (Head Kick) at 3:53 of R1.
Gray Maynard vs. Jim Miller Result:Gray Maynard defeats Jim Miller via Unanimous Decision. (30-27 x3)
Tamdan McCrory vs. Ryan Madigan Result:Tamdan McCrory defeats Ryan Madigan via TKO (Strikes) at 3:35 of R1.
Kendall Grove vs. Jason Day Result:Kendall Grove defeats Jason Day via TKO (Strikes) at 1:32 of R1.
Tim Boetsch vs. Jason Brilz Result: Jason Brilz defeats Tim Boetsch via Unanimous Decision. (29-28 x3)
Brandon Vera vs. Mike Patt Result:Brandon Vera defeats Michael Patt via TKO (Strikes) at 1:27 of R1.
Aaron Riley vs. Shane Nelson Result:Shane Nelson defeats Aaron Riley via TKO (Strikes) at 0:44 of R1.