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UFC 186 live blog: Rampage Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado

Rampage Jackson and Fabio Maldonado are in the UFC 186 co-main event.
Rampage Jackson and Fabio Maldonado are in the UFC 186 co-main event.
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This is the UFC 186 live blog for Rampage Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado, a catchweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Jackson, who has won two of his past five fights, will face Maldonado, who has won three of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 186 live blog below.

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Round 1: Marc Goddard is your referee. Rampage is stalking Maldonado. Hard outside leg kick and a right to the body by Rampage just before the two clinch. Jackson fires a right and they separate. Decent uppercut and leg kick by Rampage, but he eats a jab. Maldonado is lightly jabbing to the body, but it's not doing much. Rampage is crusihng Maldonado with an array of strikes, from hooks to knees up the middle and more. The two go back to clinching, this time with the Brazilian pressing Jackson into the fence. They separate and Rampage double jabs. Two good jabs to the body by Maldonado plus a left hook.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Rampage

Round 2: Jackson lands an uppercut, but says he's eye poked. The fight is not halted, so they clinch instead. Rampage secures the Thai clinch, but can't land much effectively. Maldonado is pressing him against the fence again, but Rampage throws a punch and backs away. Hard body shot by Rampage, but Maldonado taunts him to do more. Maldonado digs two more to the body, but Rampage responds with one of his own. Outside leg kick now by the Brazilian, but he eats to front hand uppercuts in the process. Plus a one-two. Maldonado hits an inside trip just before the end of the round.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Rampage

Round 3: Maldonado leads things off with a body shot and a checked leg kick. Thudding right to the body from Rampage. Jackson jabs twice, but checks a leg kick. He fires two hard uppercuts that land, but Maldonado is still sort of there at all times. Series of hooks from Rampage finds the mark. Maldonado loses his mouthpiece, but immediately puts it back in. Another hard body shot from Rampage, although the Brazilian manages a left of his own. The two exchange a series of punches before the final bell.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Rampage and the fight 30-27 Rampage

Rampage Jackson def. Fabio Maldonado via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

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