“It was just great to be back in the UFC….It was a crazy year. I fought against a tough opponent, and I thought I did well. I have no excuses.”
“Gleison’s a friend of mine….I just saw him last week. We shook hands, and I wished him luck.”
“Spencer has no reason to fight that guy….I don’t think Melvin’s earned the right to fight him yet. I think Spencer should be fighting somebody where he’s got something to gain.”
“Spencer obviously would be the favored guy….Melvin’s a dangerous kid, but I don’t think Melvin’s a polished fighter at Spencer’s level.”
UFC 86 “Jackson vs. Griffin” takes place July 5 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the event are The Ultimate Fighter 7 coaches Quinton “Rampage” Jackson taking on Forrest Griffin for the UFC light heavyweight belt.
The undercards start at 8:30 pm EST with the Pay-Per-View main card to follow at around 10 pm EST.
- Quinton Jackson vs. Forrest Griffin (T)
CT R1: 10-9 Jackson, Rampage drops Griffin towards the end of the round.
CT R2: 10-9 Griffin buckles Rampages leg early in the round, Griffin controls the ground.
CT R3: 10-9 Jackson, Flurries of Punches by Rampage, Griffin Playing it Safe, very close.
CT R4: 10-9 Griffin, very close
CT R5: 10-9 Griffin, Griffin lands more, Rampage did damage. Hard to call.
Result: Forrest Griffin defeats Quinton Jackson by Unanimous Decision
- Patrick Cote vs. Ricardo Almeida
CT R1: 10-9 Almeida
CT R2: 10-9 Cote, dominated stand up, escaped when taken to the ground.
CT R3: 10-9 Cote, very close, lackluster round. It could go either way.
- Gleison Tibau vs. Joe Stevenson
CT R1: 10-9 Tibau, close – Tibau held Stevenson in an omaplata ending the first round.
Result: Joe Stevenson defeats Gleison Tibau by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:57 of R2.
- Chris Lytle vs. Josh Koscheck
CT R1: 10-9 Koscheck, all lay and pray
CT R2: 10-9 Koscheck, Kos’s elbows from top cut open Lytle.
CT R3: 10-9 Koscheck
Result: Josh Koscheck defeats Chris Lytle by Unanimous Decision.
- Tyson Griffin vs. Marcus Aurelio
CT R1: 10-9 Griffin
CT R2: 10-9 Griffin
CT R3: 10-9 Griffin
Result: Tyson Griffin defeats Marcus Aurelio by Unanimous Decision. (30-27 x3)
- Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Justin McCully
Result: Gabriel Gonzaga defeats Justin McCully by Submission (Kimura) at 1:57 of R1.
- Cole Miller vs. Jorge Gurgel
Result: Cole Miller defeats Jorge Gurgel by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 4:48 of R2.
- Melvin Guillard vs. Dennis Siver
Result: Melvin Guillard defeats Dennis Siver by TKO (Punches) at 0:36 of R1.
- Corey Hill vs. Justin Buchholz
Result: Justin Buchholz defeats Corey Hill by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:57 of R2.