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UFC 96 'Jackson vs. Jardine' Play-By-Play Results

Live results of UFC 96 "Jackson vs. Jardine" from the UFC's third consecutive trip to Columbus, Ohio for the Arnolds Sports Expo.

Fight #1 - Jim Miller (154.5) vs. Gray Maynard (155)

R1: They feel each other out. They clinch 35 seconds in, with Miller pressing Maynard against the cage. Miller throws high knees. They separate at 3:52. Maynard comes in with punches and Miller dodges. Maynard lands a nice straight right and another to the body. Miller connects with a kick to the body. Miller shoots and aggressively goes for the finish but Maynard defends. Miller continues working for the single-leg. They end up in clinch at 1:39 and quickly separate. Maynard tags Miller. Maynard wins the first round with his boxing. scores the round 10-9 for Maynard.

R2: Miller lands a leg kick and is warned by referee Dan Miragliotta. Maynard lands punches to the body. Miller lands an inside leg kick and he's warned again. One more close call under the belt and he's going to get a point taken away. Maynard continues his attack on Miller's body. Miller shoots and pulls guard. Yep, Maynard doesn't want the fight on the ground. And with good reason, he's winning the fight on his feet. They're back up. Miller's right eye is busted. The fighters exchange missed punches. scores the round 10-9 for Maynard.

R3: Maynard and Miller throw punches that are blocked. Miller shoots at 3:10 and is quickly stuffed. Maynard jabs and attempts his first takedown. He finishes it, picking Miller up for the big takedown. Miller goes for a kneebar and Maynard escapes with 2:30 left in the fight. Miller shoots and Maynard sprawls. Miller keeps working and eventually falls to his back with a minute left. Miller is unable to close the guard and receives left punches. Maynard exits from top position with 23 seconds left. Maynard throws one more straight right. scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Maynard.

Maynard wins via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Fight #2 - Mark Munoz (204.5) vs. Matt Hammil (205)

R1: Hamill with a punch combo. Munoz shoots and is stopped. Hamill comes in with more jabs. Munoz shoots for the single and Hamill turns him over. Hamill lands a short inside leg kick and tags Munoz some more with punches. Munoz goes for right hooks, and lands one. Munoz shoots and Hamill immediately sprawls. Hamill knocks out Munoz with a right head kick! Munoz is asleep. Who knew Hamill had a little Mirko "Cro Cop" in him?

Hamill wins via KO - R1 (3:53)

Fight #3 - Matt Brown (170.5) vs. Pete Sell (170)

R1: No touch of gloves, Brown throws a kick. Brown lands a head kick. Brown with a left hook and right and Sell is down. The referee appears to have stopped the fight but says they can continue. Brown rains down punches on Sell who is desperately looking for the takedown.Brown with knees to the body and head. Brown is destroying Sell. Brown looks at the referee to stop the fight. The ref doesn't and Brown drops Sell. Brown with more punches on the ground and the ref stops the fight.

Brown wins via TKO (punches) - R1 (1:32)

Fight #4 - Shane Carwin (259.5) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (257.5)

R1: Carwin charges with punches. Gonzaga lands two consecutive straight rights. Carwin's eyes roll back but he recovers. Gonzaga takes Carwin down. Back up, they exchange punches and Carwin knocks out Gonzaga with a left and a right! Nice comeback and Carwin puts himself in the running for the UFC title. Gonzaga is sitting unconscious against the cage.

Carwin wins via KO (punch) - R1 (1:09)

Fight #5 - Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (205) vs. Keith Jardine (204)

R1: No touch of gloves. They go right into clinch. Jackson taps knees into Jardine's thigh. The referee separates them at 4:15 for lack of action. Jardine lands a leg kick. Jardine goes for another and is blocked. Jardine keeping his distance, lands leg kick. Jardine goes in and they quickly separate. They clinch again. Jardine pops out with a left hook. Jardine misses a right. Jackson swings and misses. Jackson lands a right and Jardine counters before stepping away. Jackson catches a leg kick. Jackson moves forward and lands several punches. Jardine backs away. Jardine pushes Jackson off with a front kick with 30 seconds left. Jackson throws more bombs. scores the round 10-9 for Jardine.

R2: Jackson glances a straight right. Jackson connects on a leg kick. Jardine throws kick to the body that is blocked. Jardine lands a leg kick. Jardine with more leg kicks. Jackson throws a heavy punches, and more. Jackson lands a left and knocks down Jardine! Jardine recovers and clinches with 2:48 left. Jackson surprises Jardine with a takedown. Jardine fights back with his barrage of punches. Jackson looks to be in trouble but he's covering up. Jardine lands an uppercut in the flurry. Jackson lands a right. They end the round in clinch. scores the round 10-9 for Jackson.

R3: Jackson is looking for the knockout. They box. Jackson throws a leg kick and Jardine sneaks in a straight right. Jackson takes down Jardine at 3:42. Jardine stands up into clinch. They separate. Jardine lands a leg kick, and three more. Jackson with more heavy shots that miss. Jackson lands another leg kick. Jackson connects with a left. Jardine goes for the takedown but doesn't get it. The referee breaks them and they restart with51 seconds left in the fight. Jackson looking to finish. They exchange with Jackson getting the better of Jardine. Jardine's high kick is blocked. Jackson drops Jardine with right followed by a left hook, and that will seal the win. The fight ends with Jardine hugging Jackson's right leg. scores the round 10-9 for Jackson and the fight 29-28 for Jackson.

The judges score it 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 for Jackson.

Jackson wins via unanimous decision

Jackson will fight Rashad Evans for the light-heavyweight title at UFC 98 on May 23 in Las Vegas.


Preliminary Bouts:

1. Shane Nelson (155) def. Aaron Riley (155) via TKO (punch) - R1 (1:44)
2. Brandon Vera (205) def. Mike Patt (204.5) via TKO (leg kick) - R2 (1:27)
3. Jason Brilz (204) def. Tim Boetsch (205) via unanimous decision
4. Kendall Grove (185) def. Jason Day (184.5) via TKO (elbows) - R1 (1:32)
5. Tamdan McCrory (170) def. Ryan Madigan (169) via TKO (punches) - R1 (3:35)

Televised Bouts:

6. Gray Maynard (155) def. Jim Miller (154.5) via unanimous decision
7. Matt Hammil (205) def. Mark Munoz (204.5) via KO (head kick) - R1 (3:53)
8. Matt Brown (170.5) def. Pete Sell (170) via TKO (punches) - R1 (1:32)
9. Shane Carwin (259.5) def. Gabriel Gonzaga (257.5) via KO (punch) - R1 (1:09)
10. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (205) def. Keith Jardine (204) via unanimous decision