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UFC 135 Gets 16,344 Attendance for $2M Gate

Written on September 26, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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UFC 135 drew 16,344 MMA fans to the Pepsi Center in Denver last Saturday for a $2 million live gate.

The UFC 135: Jones vs Rampage event held last Saturday was a success, attaining over 16,000 attendants and a live gate of $2 million. UFC President, Dana White, announced the good news during the evening’s post-event conference. The event, which took place at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, witnessed the submission victory of Jon Jones over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

The exact number of the complimentary tickets delivered was not disclosed, but reports have claimed that the numbers have a revenue of $122.37 per ticket issued.

UFC 135 is said to be the first UFC event that was held in Denver since “The Ultimate Ultimate” show way back in December 1995. Meanwhile, the company was reported to have visited the Broomfield, Colorado two times, but only for the UFC Fight Night and UFC on Versus cards.

The Colorado State Boxing Commission is expected to formally confirm the given figures soon.

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Video: Jon Jones Gladly Accepts Torch From Rampage

Written on September 26, 2011 by Lulu

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Jon Jones gladly accepts the torch from Rampage Jackson to be one of the greatest fighters in the history of Mixed Martial Arts.

Several people believe that Jon Jones is the future of the sport even before he defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at the UFC 135 last Saturday. He made believers out from his doubters, including Rampage Jackson.

After their fight, the two fighters talked for a while inside the Octagon. Rampage Jackson basically passed the torch to Jon Jones, and the UFC light heavyweight champion was glad to accept it.

Check out the video interview of Jon Jones after the leap courtesy of MMAweekly.com.

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UFC 135: Jones vs Jackson Quick Results

Written on September 26, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Results for UFC 135 are now in! See who took home the light heavyweight championship belt last Saturday.

Last Saturday, Jon Jones defended his light heavyweight championship belt for the first time — facing its former owner, Quinton “Rampgae” Jackson. Who among them was able to take home the title?

See the complete UFC 135: Jone vs Jackson results after the break.

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UFC 135 Workout: Rampage Jackson Talks About Respect and Jon Jones

Written on September 24, 2011 by Lulu

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Quinton "Rampage" Jackson talks about his respect to Jon Jones at the open workout, and all the caveat that foes with it.

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has been a champion and knows what it takes to be in a title fight. However, he doesn’t believe that Jon Jones knows it. It’s not that he doesn’t respect the reigning champ, he just knows that Jon Jones got a lot to watch out for at UFC 135 tonight.

However, Rampage Jackson doesn’t feel that his respect has not been reciprocated. Actually, he believes that Jon Jones isn’t showing anyone much respect at all.

Check out Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s interview video below.

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UFC 135: Jones vs Jackson Picks

Written on September 22, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC 135 is fast approaching, and Fighting Insider just want to know: Who do you think will win on Saturday's showdown?

The feud between Jon Jones and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson continues to escalate, heading to Saturday’s UFC 135 showdown. The much-favored Jon Jones will make another example out of Rampage Jackson, while the former light heavyweight title holder will attempt to steal the belt and get the hype out of the 24-year-old king. Can Quinton “Rampage” […]

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UFC 135: Jones vs Jackson Conference Call Audio

Written on September 21, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Before you get ready for a UFC 135 action, check out their conference call audio last Monday.

The Ultimate Fighting Championships has finally decided to take full steam ahead to downtown Denver with UFC 135: Jones vs Jackson. The reigning light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, will put his belt on the line against former title holder — Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Also in the fight card is Matt Hughes, who will step in to face returning welterweight contender — Josh Koscheck.

The promotion held a UFC 135 conference call last Monday to field questions from the press. In relation to this, MMA Weekly posted the full audio of the call. Hit the play button at the video after the break.

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UFC 135: Jones vs Jackson Fight Odds

Written on September 20, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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At OddsShark, Jon Jones goes -500 while Rampage Jackson is an underdog at +400.

UFC 135: Jones vs Jackson is just less than a week away, and OddsShark has already posted its fight odds for the upcoming event. For the first time, since snatching the light heavyweight title from Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Jon Jones will defend his title against former titleholder — Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

Jon Jones has blown through each of his Octagon opponents, amassing a 7-1 record under the UFC banner. That said, it’s a no brainer that he is a favorite at -500. Rampage Jackson, on the other hand, was able to beat Matt Hamill at UFC 130 — earning his shot at the light heavyweight title. However, he is a odds-on underdog with a +400 mark.

Will Quinton “Rampage” Jackson be able to pull it off on Saturday? UFC 135: Jones vs Jackson will go down on September 24 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

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Rampage Jackson: I Want That Belt Back

Written on September 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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"I think now I didn’t appreciate even myself what I had accomplished, and by the time I did, I’d lost it. That’s why I want my belt back so bad. It’s my belt." --- Quinton "Rampage" Jackson

In line to his upcoming UFC 135 match against Jon Jones, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson talk about his desire to regain the light heavyweight championship belt. Moreover, he addressed how we was able to capture the championship before and his plans on how he will beat the current champ. But when it comes to the “spy” thing, he declined to talk further about it anymore.

Check out Rampage Jackson’s blog entry at last Tuesday’s Yahoo! Sports column.

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Invitation: UFC 135 Pre-fight Press Con and Open Workout

Written on September 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Fans are invited to see UFC 135 pre-fight press conference, open workout sessions and official weigh-ins.

The Ultimate Fighting Championships will come back to Colorado next week with the much anticipated UFC 135: Jones vs Rampage event. In relation to this, the promotion invites the public to the official pre-fight press conference and open workout sessions. Fans are also invited to the official UFC 135 weigh-ins, but a venue for the event is yet to be determined.

UFC President, Dana White, along with Jon Jones, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Josh Koscheck and Matt Hughes are expected to attend the UFC 135 pre-fight press conference. And in case you can’t come, the event will be streamed live at UFC.com.

UFC 135: Jones vs Jackson will highlight a light heavyweight title match between current champ, Jon Jones, and former title holder, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. The tournament will take place on September 24 at Denver’s Pepsi Center.

See more info after the cut.

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Matt Hughes vs Josh Koschek, Official for UFC 135

Written on September 07, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Matt Hughes gets a new opponent, as Josh Koscheck officially replaces Diego Sanchez for UFC 135.

Last Tuesday, UFC President – Dana White – announced that Matt Hughes will officially face Josh Koscheck for the upcoming UFC 135: Jones vs Jackson event.

Matt Hughes was supposed to meet Diego Sanchez on the said tournament, but the latter withdrew due to hand injury. Stepping in for him is Josh Koscheck, who’s coming off a loss from reigning UFC welterweight champion – Georges St-Pierre – at UFC 134 last December. Meanwhile, Matt Hughes is making a return for the first time since UFC 123 after losing to BJ Penn.

Matt Hughes and Josh Koscheck will lock horns as the co-main event for UFC 135. The said tournament, which will go down on September 24 in Denver, will headline a light heavyweight title bout pitting Jon Jones and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

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