Despite being part of the PRIDE roster for years, Quinton Jackson and Dan Henderson had never crossed paths when they were paired up back in 2007. At the time, “Rampage” was fresh off a knockout win of Chuck Liddell and held UFC gold, while Henderson had just been brought over in the organization’s acquisition of PRIDE and was holding the company’s equivalent of Jackson’s belt. The two went toe-to-toe for five rounds packed with punches. Though neither of the notoriously tough fighters went down, it was still a very memorable meeting if for no other reason the stakes involved as an uber-rare unification bout.
Saturday night’s spectacular showdown between UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and talented contender Alexander Gustafsson will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest championship clashes in the organization’s history. Action saw each man on top at certain points in the pairing, while bout also had to battle through some serious adversity in order to go the full five rounds. Their UFC 165 fight won’t be forgotten for a long time, adding to the list of title-tilts leaving fans in awe based on the effort put forth in the Octagon. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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