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Report: Quinton Jackson vs. Lyoto Machida To Meet November 20th

(The belt is now being gently caressed by Shogun as he relaxes at home watching SOAPNet. How does that make you guys feel?)

According to a new report on MMA Junkie, the rumored fight between former UFC light-heavyweight champs Quinton Jackson and Lyoto Machida has been targeted for a yet-to-be-announced event on November 20th. As Rampage tweeted last night, "almost ready 2 sign the bout agreement! i would tell yall who im gonna get down with, but i cant spell his name….hahaha." As always, Quinton, your near-illiteracy is hilarious. (Come on, it’s not like he’s fighting Vinicius Kappke de Quieroz.)

Both fighters are coming off of tough defeats, with Jackson suffering a unanimous decision loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 114 in May, and Machida getting KTFO’d by (and losing his belt to) Mauricio Rua earlier the same month at UFC 113. The winner of this fight would rebound to the top of the light-heavyweight pile, while the loser would plummet out of title contention. Can Rampage follow the Shogun game-plan and smash the Dragon, or will he be a sitting-duck for Machida’s unorthodox attacks?

No other matchups are currently rumored for the 11/20 event, which would come just a week after the UFC’s return to Germany at #122.

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Almost North- July 21, 2010 at 1:58 pm
That is Mr Jackson, because we all know Lyoto is nasty.
Cronic- July 21, 2010 at 1:01 pm
I think Rampages agent should work out a deal so that all of Rampages fights have a extra pre-fight round of nothing but trash talking that is also judged. That way he would at least have a pretty good change of winning 1 round no matter who he is facing. Plus face it , it would prolly be hilarious along with getting him "fired up"
k-onda- July 21, 2010 at 11:59 am
Mr. Jaxin, I personally believe, will get served here. Old and emotionally unstable loses to young and disturbed any day. While you never know how the loss to Rua will affect Machida, I don't see 'page doin him like. Dragon via decision.
El Guapo- July 21, 2010 at 9:20 am
+1 for each of you ^^ with a scrap off, UFC 1 rules(no biting, everything else goes)to determine the winner..

Thanks CP, for accurately depicting how Lyoto lost his last fight. I like the Dragon-man, myth, legend- but damn Rua brutalized him. "Just a loss".. Pfft. Playa please
RearNakedPoke- July 21, 2010 at 8:59 am
Piss vs. Vinegar..........Vinegar by stoppage
Viva Hate- July 21, 2010 at 8:42 am
I hope Rampage beats the piss out of him, HA!
Derekrva- July 21, 2010 at 8:08 am
If Rashad wasn't fast enough to avoid being baptized in the waters of Machida, I don't see Rampage having much better luck. The fight makes sense due to both fighters current standings in the division, but Machida is on another level.
BenTheMan- July 21, 2010 at 8:05 am
Well, lets see how Machida copes with having lost for the first time ... Im gonna go with Rampage. 2nd Round by way of Baracus Knock Out
ytrebil- July 21, 2010 at 8:01 am
Ryan Bader to be next LHW champion. Mark my words.
Draviar2001- July 21, 2010 at 7:51 am
Does anyone else think this fight is a waste of time? It obvious Rampage's chances in this fight are about as good as Sonnen's against Silva. I wish we could have a 3rd Rua vs Machida match.