A fight card, riddled with injuries and lacking a title fight brought out the naysayers for UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill. Claiming the card wasn’t worth it as usual, those naysayers were once again proven wrong as the card didn’t disappoint and end up being better than many of the highly anticipated cards fans drool over.
The event might have ended on a bit of a down slope but that’s only because the rest of the card had raised the bar pretty high.
The Facebook card opened with two very entertaining and fast passed fights that went the distance. The third and final Facebook fight saw Gleison Tibau earn submission of the night honors. The two Spike TV fights went the distance in both fights with Tim Boetsch making a successful middleweight debut, while Demetrious Johnson and Miguel Torres putting on an epic grappling clinic.
The main card saw Brian Stann open the PPV with a bang, earning fight of the night before Thiago Alves and Rick Story went toe to toe for three rounds. Next up was heavyweight clash that earned one of them an impressive knockout of the night before the night was close out with a co-main event and main event that couldn’t reach the bar that was set by the rest of the card.
UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill Results
205 lbs.: Matt Hamill vs. Quinton Jackson - Quinton Jackson by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Main Card (Pay-per-view):
265 lbs.: Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson – Frank Mir by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
265 lbs.: Travis Browne vs. Stefan Struve – Travis Browne by 1st rd. KO [KO of the Night]
185 lbs.: Jorge Santiago vs. Brian Stann – Brian Stann by 2nd rd. TKO [Fight of the Night]
170 lbs.: Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story – Rick Story by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (Spike TV):
185 lbs.: Tim Boetsch vs. Kendall Grove – Tim Boetsch by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
135 lbs.: Demetrious Johnson vs. Miguel Torres – Demetrious Johnson by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (May not be broadcast):
155 lbs.: Gleison Tibau vs. Rafaello Oliveira – Gleison Tibau by 2nd rd. Submission (rear naked choke) [Submission of the Night]
135 lbs.: Chris Cariaso vs. Michael McDonald – Michael McDonald by Split Decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
135 lbs.: Renan Barao vs. Cole Escovedo – Renan Barao by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
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