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Quinton Jackson vs. Matt Hamill: Head to Head

(So much is on the line here. Pride. A win bonus. Mostly just those two things.)

In less than two weeks, the UFC will return from its spring hibernation to present UFC 130 in Las Vegas, featuring a makeshift main event that not even the fighters themselves are that psyched about. But hey, fighting is fighting. Let’s all stay positive and consult the cold, hard data to predict how the light-heavyweight bang-up between Quinton Jackson and Matt Hamill will play out. If you see things differently, let us know in the comments section…

Jackson: 6’1″, 73-inch reach
Hamill: 6’1″, 76-inch reach
Advantage: Hamill

Jackson: Split-decision over Lyoto Machida at UFC 123
Hamill: Unanimous decision over Tito Ortiz at UFC 121
Advantage: Jackson

Jackson: His slam KO of Ricardo Arona at PRIDE Critical Countdown 2004
Hamill: His head-kick KO of Mark Munoz at UFC 96
Advantage: Jackson

Jackson: His split-decision win over Murilo “Ninja” Rua at PRIDE 29
Hamill: His DQ victory over Jon Jones at the TUF 10 finale
Advantage: Even

Jackson: -240
Hamill: +252
Advantage: Jackson

Jackson: 53.8% (21 stoppage wins in 39 fights)
Hamill: 50% (6 stoppage wins in 12 fights)
Advantage: Jackson

Jackson: Coached on seasons 7 and 10; his team got blown out both times, and he went on to drop decisions to both of his rival coaches (Forrest Griffin and Rashad Evans)
Hamill: Was a Team Punishment member on season 3. Outpointed Mike Nickels in his preliminary match, but had to bow out of competition due to a medical suspension. Went on to TKO Jesse Forbes at the Finale show.
Advantage: Hamill

Jackson: Got submitted by Kazushi Sakuraba in his PRIDE debut (at PRIDE 15), after allegedly having his food poisoned
Hamill: His split-decision loss to Michael Bisping at UFC 75
Advantage: Hamill

Jackson: Unanimous decision victory at UFC 96
Hamill: Majority decision victory at the TUF 11 Finale
Advantage: Jackson

Jackson: The role of B.A. Baracus in last year’s A-Team flick; plus, roles in four different Hector Echavarria films, and a guest-spot on King of Queens.
Hamill: No acting roles, but a movie was made based on his life story.
Advantage: Even

Jackson: 2 Fight of the Night bonuses (against Forrest Griffin and Keith Jardine), 2 Knockout of the Night bonuses (against Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva)
Hamill: 2 Fight of the Night bonuses (against Seth Petruzelli and Keith Jardine), 1 Knockout of the Night bonus (against Mark Munoz)
Advantage: Jackson

Jackson: Yes
Hamill: Yes
Advantage: Even

Jackson: The official Rampage Jackson plastic chain
Hamill: The Matt Hamill action figure
Advantage: Jackson, by a mile

Result: By a final score of 7-3-3, Rampage easily outscores the Hammer. Look for Jackson to earn the stoppage sometime after the first round.

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ArmFarmer- May 20, 2011 at 5:15 am
Fair enough.. I haven't seen the fight in a while I just remember Hammil getting demolished, and being amazed at the fact that jones could toss him with such ease and power that he broke his collar bone. Maybe it wasn't as lopsided as I remember but I just see it as one guy was left laying on his back covered in blood with a broken bone and the other guy was undamaged. I guess I need to watch it again, sometimes you remember things differently than they actually were because of the impression it left on you. In this case, hammil getting ragdolled and bloodied. I'm impressed with Jones but I'm not buying into the "second coming" just yet, and I would love to see him matched up with Machida. I think Machida poses some new threats with his striking, elusiveness, takedown D and submissions.
Jon Jones is a hack...- May 19, 2011 at 4:55 am
The fight was completely even during the stand up, Jones got a takedown and started throwing anything and everything that he could, but Hamill defended over 90% of the blows, the only thing that damaged him were the illegal elbows. lol btw, I used the screenname to mainly draw attention to my comment, Jones is a good fighter, I just dont like it when fighters cant follow rules.
moomessa- May 18, 2011 at 10:31 pm
@Fried Taco has it. Any time Rampage talks about not being excited (and he doesn't have Mike Dolce to spoonfeed him this time), I have to bet on the other guy. If Jackson doesn't come hungry, I expect to see a boring decision from Hamill
ArmFarmer- May 18, 2011 at 8:28 pm
Bottom line.. two guys got in a cage to fight, one guy beat the ever living shit out of the other, the fight was stopped, and the recipient of the brutal ass whooping was awarded the win on a technicality (which I just view as effective technique). That = undeserved win in my book.
ArmFarmer- May 18, 2011 at 8:23 pm
@jones is a hack

Because I don't think being rag dolled so hard your bones break (literally) and then being beaten the fuck out of until you're a helpless bloody mess constitutes a winning performance. Not to mention the fact that it was ruled a dq due to the fact that the ref was asking a permanently deaf and temporarily blind fighter if he could continue, and then calling the fight because he didn't get a response. There, that wasn't really that hard to explain now was it. You really shouldn't use a screen name like "jon jones is a hack" if you want to maintain credibility when discussing a jon jones performance by the way, I mean that doesn't scream "bias opinion" or anything right. It also helps to learn the difference between "then" and "than" when calling someone else an idiot.
The Highest Primate- May 18, 2011 at 7:30 pm
LMFAO at these comments! Gold fellas pure gold..
My workmates keep looking at me weird for laughing in a quiet office..
stank breff and number of senses FTW
Gladheateher- May 18, 2011 at 5:53 pm
What the rule on the 12-6 elbows? does anyone really know, because I see guys throw 12-6 off their backs all the time, especially while in guard. Lets check my copy and paste skills.

“NAC 467.7962 Acts constituting fouls. (NRS 467.030)

10. Striking downward using the point of the elbow. All elbow strikes are legal except for an elbow that is thrown in a downward trajectory (hand traveling from 12 o’clock to 6 o’clock). Any elbow thrown with an arc is a legal elbow. The point of the elbow may be used as striking instrument as well as the forearm or the tricep area of the arm.”
Trouser Snake- May 18, 2011 at 5:45 pm
Skin colour :
Jackson : Black
Hamill : White
Social advantage : Hammil
Jon Jones is a hack...- May 18, 2011 at 4:21 pm
Anyone wanna try to explain how Hamill's DQ victory over Jones was undeserved? Jones throws 40 shots and the only thing that lands clean are 4 illegal 12-6 elbows. Jones knew better, and if he didn't then he is a bigger idiot then I thought. "Um....I cant finish him with everything I've thrown and I'm starting to get tired, maybe the ref wont notice these elbows."
just some dong- May 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm
Live on PPV.
RwilsonR- May 18, 2011 at 1:45 pm
Besides skin color and hearing ability, everything else is virtually identical.
bgoldstein- May 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm
This is one of my favorite comment threads in recent CP history.
danomite- May 18, 2011 at 1:28 pm
Rampage: yes
Hamill: no
advantage: Rampage

Rampage: no
Hamill: yes
advantage: Hamill
ArmFarmer- May 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm
On the most undeserved win aspect... what the fuck??

I haven't even seen Rampage's most undeserved win and I still feel comfortable calling bullshit on the "even" verdict. Unless Ninja almost fucking killed Rampage, there is no way there is a more undeserving win in mma history than Hammil's over Jones.
Wanderson Silver- May 18, 2011 at 12:55 pm
@Sloppy FACK beat me to it
Wanderson Silver- May 18, 2011 at 12:55 pm
Soft Skull?
Jackson: No
Hamill: Yes
Advantage: Jackson
Sloppyspray- May 18, 2011 at 12:54 pm
Jackson: Hard
Hamill: Soft
Advantage: Jackson
Trouser Snake- May 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm
Number of senses:

Jackson: 5
Hamill: 4
Advantage : Jackson
Stak40- May 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Jackson: Humping the interviewer on more than one occasion.
Hammill: Inability to understand what the fuck his response was to any question.

Get Off Me- May 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm
Advantage: Jackson
Cranekick- May 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm
Jackson: No
Hamill: Fo' Sure
Advantage: Jackson
Fried Taco- May 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm
Jackson: No
Hamill: Yes
Advantage: Hamill
Horror Fighter- May 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm lover. Wow, that's bad.
Horror Fighter- May 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm
What, no lover for Midnight Meat Train?