Quinton Jackson (A.K.A. “Rampage”) is a light heavyweight mixed martial artist with great skills and a truly unique persona. He is well known for his trademark wolf howl that he bellows as he walks to the ring and the large chain that he wears around his neck.
Jackson began his career fighting in smaller shows such as King of the Cage and Gladiator Challenge. Later on he was invited to fight for Pride Fighting Championships in japan. In his first fight in Pride, Jackson took on the Japanese super star Kazushi Sakuraba. Despite being submitted with a rear naked choke, Rampage made a lasting impression on the Pride fans and management. This was in no doubt partially due to his unique personality and “leave it all in the ring” mentality, but not many would argue that the biggest factor was his astonishing slams. Through out the fight Quinton employed a multitude of high altitude slams on Sakuraba. This would become known as his signature technique.
During his years fighting for Pride FC Rampage fought and defeated some of the best fighters in MMA. The most notable being Chuck Liddell, Ricardo Arona, Kevin Randleman, Igor Vovchanchyn and Murilo Bustamante.
After fighting in Pride for a number of years, Quinton signed with the World Fighting Alliance. During his short stint with the WFA, Jackson would face former Olympic silver medalist turned MMA fighter Matt “The Law” Lindland. Rampage would end up defeating Lindland by split decision in a very hard fought fight.
In late 2006 Zuffa (The owner of the UFC) bought Quintons contract along with other assets from the WFA. The UFC soon announced that Quinton Jackson would be fighting on the UFC 67 card on 2/3/2007. Jackson’s opponent would be Marvin Eastman. This would be a rematch, seeing as these fighters had faced each other in 2000 on a KOTC card. That fight was won by Eastman by decision.
On Feb 3rd Jackson debuted in the UFC and avenged his loss to Eastman with a 2nd round KO.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Highlight Video
Quinton Jackson vs Chuck Liddell
Quinton Jackson vs Kevin Randleman