On this day 10 years ago, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson served notice to the MMA world with a victory over Ricardo Arona at Pride Critical Countdown 2004.
What made the moment so noteworthy? It marked an incredible slam knockout delivered by Jackson to Arona in the first round, over seven minutes into the action.
“Today is the 10 year anniversary of my POWER BOMB slam against Ricardo Arona in Pride,” Jackson wrote on Instagram. “On my 26th bday I’m Japan. A very proud moment 4 me.”
Jackson, coming off a decision win over Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal at Bellator 120, turned 36 years old on Friday.
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