In a duel between former champions, light heavyweight’s Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida are now officially set to face each other later this month, serving as the headliners for UFC 123.
The 11-bout card has been made official by the promotion today, including two-televised Spike TV bouts serving as the lead in for what is shaping up to be a good night of fights.
Along with the highly anticipated light heavyweight match up, a pair of former welterweight champion’s are set to face one another for a third time in order to put to rest a rivalry that has lasted for over 7 years, when BJ Penn meets UFC Hall of Famer, Matt Hughes in the co-main event of the evening.
In addition the 170-pound fight, a pivotal match up in the lightweight division has been arranged, with two “The Ultimate Fighter” veterans squaring off on the pay-per-view event. Joe Luazon will meet George Sotiropoulos, who is currently riding a 6-fight win streak inside the octagon, with his last victory coming over the likes of perennial contender Kurt Pellegrino at UFC 116. For Lauzon, a win could vaunt him back into the title mix.
Here is the full card in it’s entirety. Thanks to MMAJunkie.com for the lovely format.
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)
PRELIMINARY CARD (un-aired)