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Quinton Jackson vs. Lyoto Machida: Head to Head

This Saturday in Detroit, two former light-heavyweight champions — both coming off of losses — will battle to retain their top-contender status. To better predict the outcome of Rampage vs. Machida, we look to the stats, which never, ever fail us. Check ‘em out below, and don’t forget to make your picks in this week’s MMA Fightpicker pools!

Jackson: 1
Machida: 1  
Advantage: even

Jackson: 55% (21 stoppage wins in 38 career fights)
Machida: 41% (7 stoppage wins in 17 career fights)
Advantage: Jackson

Jackson: It’s kind of a secret.
Machida: Black House
Advantage: Machida

Jackson: Energy drinks
Machida: Pee-pee
Advantage: Jackson

Jackson: +220
Machida: -225
Advantage: Machida

Jackson: 6’1", 73-inch reach
Machida: 6’1", 74-inch reach
Advantage: The phrase "virtually identical" comes to mind, but the slight edge goes to Machida.

Jackson: Four (2 KO of the Night, 2 Fight of the Night) in seven UFC fights
Machida: Two (2 KO of the Night) in nine UFC fights
Advantage: Jackson

Jackson: none
Machida: Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 3rd-dan black belt in Shotokan Karate
Advantage: Machida

Jackson: 4 (D’Angelo Rampage, Raja Rampage, Elijah Rampage, Naname Page)
Machida: none
Advantage: Jackson

Jackson: Lost to Mauricio Rua via TKO R1, lost to Rashad Evans via unanimous decision
Machida: Defeated Rashad Evans via KO R2, defeated Mauricio Rua via unanimous decison, lost to Mauricio Rua via KO R1
Advantage: Machida

Jackson: No
Machida: Yes
Advantage: Machida

Jackson: Ketchup on everything.
Machida: Acai smoothies every morning.
Advantage: even

Jackson: Sure
Machida: Not yet
Advantage: Jackson

By a score of 6-5-2, Machida sneaks off with the matchup on paper. Look for the Dragon to win by unanimous decision or a KO/TKO late in the fight…

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stopdrinkingpee- November 17, 2010 at 11:58 pm
Fried Taco ftw. Lots of good comments, actually. Nice set-up, CP.
Cup Cheick- November 17, 2010 at 1:09 pm
Yeah but how many pregnant women has Lyoto ran over?

Game changer.
rampagejaxson- November 17, 2010 at 1:06 pm
and good post travis.logan haha, and Loki, I actually laughed out loud when i read the grasp of english language category haha
rampagejaxson- November 17, 2010 at 1:02 pm
this is by no mean a bias post, but wasnt the 'machida era' the dumbest thing ever... he KO's Gayshaud Evans and it becomes the 'era of the dragon' and then lost the next two fights to Shogun (not technically but cmon, seriously you know what i mean). So Every time someone wins a championship it becomes their era? I would think you have to at least defend the belt three times for it to become your 'era'.... any thoughts cp nation?
Elentius- November 17, 2010 at 1:01 pm
I like both fighters so it is a tough call. My first thought is that Machida will win via KO actually. I would like to see Page use the cage and maybe some GnP. I just hope they both do well regardless of the outcome.
Charming Charlie- November 17, 2010 at 12:34 pm
What the heck, can't a guy wear a glow-in-the-dark two dimensional chain without someone calling it faked?
Clyde- November 17, 2010 at 12:21 pm
Excellent Loki.

Ginger viking, if you win the worst career move, is that a point for or against you?

I'll have to go with Machida on this one. I don't think Rampage has it anymore.
RSparrow- November 17, 2010 at 12:18 pm
Machida = "When you pay too much attention to the leaf, you forget about the tree... when you pay too much attention to the tree, you forget about the forest"

Rampage = "This is the Ultimate Fighting Championship, not the Utimate elusive guy"

Advantage: Rampage
J-Dog- November 17, 2010 at 11:55 am
@Destinationblood - I agree.... looks like a PS job to me
superflat- November 17, 2010 at 10:08 am
Rampage was an awesome video game. That counts for something, right?
Travis.Logan- November 17, 2010 at 9:45 am
Besides the fact that this little post is kinda of lame and i dont like wasting my thoughts on such meaningless ideas, id have to say Rampage wins. on these unsaid topics.

Jackson: Wears a chain, put chickens in Rashads car on TUF 10 ( claaasic), and drives a truck with his howling face blasted on the side of it.
Machida: Drinks pee-pee cause dadda says it makes you strong, and sits under waterfalls to gain serenity.
Advantage: Rampage, mainly because he keeps his pee right where it should Tikis mouth.

Jackson: Has slammed, jammed, and crammed people to ko's or gritty decisions, and yes many submissions in his younger years, from Japan to the States and dealing with many big names along the way.
Machida: Has three true ko wins the rest have been some good and some not so good decisions and two submissions
Advantage: Clearly the man who has SLAMMED a person unconscious.

7-6-2 Quinton " Alboroto" Jackson, for all the bilingual hombres
p.s. add one for the Page due to the fact he was Mr.t
RSparrow- November 17, 2010 at 9:25 am
@Destinationblood - bigtime.
RSparrow- November 17, 2010 at 9:10 am
Rampage - Howls at the moon
Machida - Drinks pee in his room

Advantage: Hood nigga! (He keeps the purp by the pound)

Smitty- November 17, 2010 at 9:04 am
Hopefully, Rampage will be smarter than Rashad, and utilize his wrestling to GNP Machida. Either that or use a lot of clinch work against the steel to wear him out. If he can't do one or both of these things, he will lose.
destinationblood- November 17, 2010 at 9:02 am
Is it just me or does the chain just look photoshopped onto Rampage?
mustache revival- November 17, 2010 at 8:57 am
Is Machida starting to grow a mustache? If so, Machida by 2nd round arm triangle.
Ginger Viking- November 17, 2010 at 8:50 am
Worse Career Move:
Rampage: Taking time off to film "The A Team"
Machida: Training with Steven Segal

Advantage: Rampage
LOKI- November 17, 2010 at 8:30 am
Closest Street Fighter Character Resemblance:
Rampage: Balrog
Machida: Ryu
Advantage: Machida

Command of the english language: Even

BFF's who have bannged a ring-girl/Playboy cover model
Rampage: 1
Machida: ?
Advantage: Tiki
Fried Taco- November 17, 2010 at 8:29 am
Seeing as how Machida's pee-pee has açaí in it, and Rampage's energy drinks probably have pee-pee in them, I'd call that one even.
Tai-Pan- November 17, 2010 at 8:26 am
I'd rather drink piss then give out involuntary abortions.

Machida as TWO KO of night bonuses? The irony. Machida takes this via Uni Decision, no surprises there. Should still be a good fight tho and I am curious to see how Machida rebounds.
PortlandMMA- November 17, 2010 at 8:13 am
Jackson: Energy drinks
Machida: Pee-pee
Advantage: Jackson

True, but to be fair Energy drinks have gotten Rampage in a lot more trouble then Machida has gotten into drinking piss.
NastyGuido- November 17, 2010 at 8:07 am
first! lets go Page!