Quinton "Rampage" Jackson beat and battered Matt Hamill to take a three round unanimous decision at UFC 130.
Hamill immediately landed a leg kick but couldn't follow up on it. Jackson backed him into the cage and couldn't close the take down. Jackson circled away from Hamill's power but managed to circle back and maintain control of the cage. Hamill landed a right to the face but Jackson countered with a quick upper cut. Hamill landed a leg kick and fired a front kick that Jackson pawed away. Hamill winged big right hands that Jackson sought to counter. No one connected. Jackson advanced behind a series of hooks and uppercuts. Hamill telegraphed a knee tap that Jackson easily fended off. Another. With about 1:20 left, Jackson began advancing behind combinations, landing. Hamill landed a 1-2. Hamill went for another knee tap and ate a knee. Jackson slung him off and landed an uppercut. Hamill walked away from the first round bloodied.
Hamill went for a high kick to open the second. Jackson punished him for his impertinence with a combo of hooks and uppercuts. Hamill telegraphed a couple more shots that Jackson easily fought off. More uppercuts. Then Hamill slung Jackson away and landed a lead hook. Hamill shot and Jackson punished him with knees, hooks and uppercuts. They paused and Hamill threw a double jab and a leg kick. Jackson drove him off with a counter left. Hamill landed a jab and had a brief moment of initiative but he once again went for a knee tap and once again Jackson punished him. A flurry from Jackson with about 40 seconds left had Hamill buckling briefly. Jackson fired a leaping elbow to the head and a knee to the body to close out the second.
Hamill opened the third with a superman punch that missed and led to a battering from Jackson. Hamill somehow managed to force Jackson back into the cage but couldn't get Jackson down. Jackson began pouring it on with aggressive fllurries but Hamill managed to clinch and force Quinton back into the cage. Jackson landed a mean 1-2. And another. Jackson began landing leg kicks while fending off more take downs. Joe Rogan was calling for a dramatic finish but it didn't seem to be forthcoming as the fighters exchanged places up against the fence. Jackson went for the flying elbow, knee combo again but only landed with the knee. A final uppercut hook knee combination ended the fight.