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.