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UFC 114 Live Blog: Rampage Jackson vs. Rashad Evans Updates

LAS VEGAS -- This is the UFC 114 live blog for Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Rashad Evans, the main event of tonight's pay-per-view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The former light heavyweight champions and opposing The Ultimate Fighter coaches are set to finally settle their feud.

The live blog is below.

Evans is introduced first and gets a huge hail of boos from the sold-out crowd. Jackson has been staring a hole through Evans the whole time, and he gets a huge ovation from the crowd.

Round 1: Evans lands his first punch, a vicious overhand right, knocking Jackson back two steps and against the cage.The crowd explodes. Jackson clinches as he tries to find time to recover. Evans goes low and tries to dig out a takedown, but Jackson stops him as they remain against the fence. Ref Herb Dean breaks them up and we restart. Evans explodes for a takedown and Rampage is on his back, not where he wants to be. Evans lands a few strikes until Jackson gets up. Again, they're against the fence as we go under a minute left. Jackson can't work his way free as Evans likely wants to wear Rampage out. Another break at :20. Jackson lands a buckling right as the round ends, but MMA Fighting scores the round for Evans, 10-9.

Round 2: Jackson opens up with a combo, but Evans ducks them and pushes Jackson into the cage. The crowd boos it, but if Jackson can't work his way free, that's where he deserves to be. An uppercut frees him a few seconds later, though. Back to the middle of the cage. Jackson manages to throw one punch, and Evans bull-rushes him to the fence again. This strategy is a smart place, though not exciting as the fans grow restless. Herb Dean breaks them apart. Rampage is looking to counter, but Evans hits and gets out. Another clinch against the fence. Evans gets Jackson's back but can't take him down as the round ends. Another round for Evans, 10-9. Jackson is being outworked.

Round 3: Rampage starts moving forward now. He scores with a right. Jackson drops Evans with an uppercut and follows Evans to the ground. He unleashes ground and pound as the thousands go wild. Evans holds on as Herb Dean takes a long look. Evans gets back to his feet with 2:50 left. Evans looks like he's OK now as Rampage stalks him around. Evans takes Jackson down with 1:45 left. That might do it. Evans scores with rights to the face as we near the 1:00-mark. Great will show by Evans here. Jackson gets up, Evans takes him right back down and scores with lefts. The crowd is at a fevered pitch. MMA Fighting scores it for Evans, 10-9.

Evans walks to his corner at the final bell with his hands raised in victory while Jackson shakes his head in frustration.

Winner: Rashad Evans via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

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