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UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin

  • Griffin new UFC champion

    By Alex Adeyanju · July 6, 2008 · 2:00 p.m.

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    In an exciting UFC Light Heavyweight Championship match, Forrest Griffin beat Quinton "Rampage" Jackson by unanimous decision to take the belt Saturday night at the Mandalay Bat Events Center.

  • Griffin Earns UFC Crown

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    Forrest Griffin took the title by unanimous decision in a fight against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in UFC 86.

  • Griffin gets UFC light heavyweight crown

    By Jeff Haney · July 6, 2008 · 1:27 a.m.

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship crowned a new light heavyweight champion Saturday night when Forrest Griffin outpointed Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in a five-round unanimous decision before a sellout crowd of 11,172 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

  • Live: Press Conference

    By Mike Trask · July 5, 2008 · 10:54 p.m.

    Quotes and notes from the post-fight press conference.

  • Live: Forrest Wins

    By Mike Trask · July 5, 2008 · 9:45 p.m.

    Las Vegas Sun reporter Mike Trask on Forrest's victory.

  • Take Five: Ultimate Fighting Championship 86, Jackson vs. Griffin

    By Jeff Haney · July 5, 2008 · 2 a.m.

    The UFC’s light heavyweight (205-pound) division is known as the organization’s deepest in terms of talent, but Griffin fought his way to leading contender status with a series of solid performances capped by an upset victory against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in September.

  • Jackson vs. Griffin: Weigh In

    By Alex Adeyanju · July 4, 2008 · 8:51 p.m.

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    Watch the weigh in for UFC 86: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson tries to defend his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship against Forrest Griffin.

  • Keith Kizer chat transcript

    July 3, 2008 · 2 a.m.

    Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, joined lasvegassun.com readers during a live discussion the afternoon of Thursday, July 3. The chat came two days before a boxing match at Planet Hollywood and perhaps the city's biggest Ultimate Fighting Championship matchup of the year at Mandalay Bay.

UFC 174
Demetrious Johnson and Rory MacDonald shut out opponents

UFC 174 Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson slammed his hands down on his UFC flyweight championship belt. Somewhere else in Rogers Arena, Rory MacDonald surely looked on with envy. Johnson and MacDonald put on dominant performances in the UFC's first trip to Vancouver in three years. Johnson defended his title for the fourth time, not allowing Ali Bagautinov to win any of their five fast-paced rounds. That couldn't quite top MacDonald, who barely let Tyron Woodley touch him in an all-important welterweight co-main event. MacDonald hopes the performance leads him to an opportunity to claim space alongside Johnson in the UFC champion's club.

Main Card Results
WinnerLoserMethod
Demetrious JohnsonAli BagautinovUnanimous Decision
Rory MacDonaldTyron WoodleyUnanimous Decision
Ryan BaderRafael "Feijao" CavalcanteUnanimous Decision
Andrei ArlovskiBrendan SchaubSplit Decision
Ovince St. PreuxRyan JimmoSubmission

Fight Schedule
DateEventHeadlining MatchLocation
October 25 UFC 179 Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes II Rio de Janeiro
November 8 HBO Boxing Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergey Kovalev Atlantic City, N.J.
November 8 UFC Fight Night 55 Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping Sydney, Australia
November 8 UFC Fight Night 56 Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Jimi Manuwa Uberlandia, Brazil
November 15 UFC 180 Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt Mexico City
November 22 UFC Fight Night 57 Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson Austin, Texas

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