Round 1: Hamill keeps Rampage at bay and throws a couple kicks to open up. Hamill tries the takedown, but Rampage stuffs it. Counter uppercut by Rampage catches Hamill. It seems Hamill steps in with a small combo every so often, but Rampage is able to throw a flurry to back him up. One minute left, Hamill lands a one-two combo. Hamill now taking some punishment and Rampage senses it. The round ends and Hamill walks to his corner with a bloody lip.
Round 2: Left high kick by Hamill is met with counter lefts and rights by Rampage. Hamill goes in for a takedown, but Rampage lifts him for the clinch up against the cage. Hamill can’t seem to get his arms around Rampage’s legs for the takedown and eats a knee in trying to do so. Another takedown attempt by Hamill is met with strikes by Rampage. Hamill deploying kicks to Rampage’s lead leg. A flurry by Rampage includes a massive left hand that shakes Hamill and Rampage presses the action for the remainder of the round.
Round 3: Hamill throws a wild strike to open, but it doesn’t find its target. A takedown attempt by Hamill now, but it’s stuff by Rampage and the two end up in the clinch. After separating, Hamill attempts a low kick, but Rampage counters with a left then right to the body. After a clinch, Rampage lands a right elbow the left hook which back Hamill up. Boos start to fill the crowd as Rampage puts his hands on his waist, waiting for Hamill to come at him. Rampage tries a couple superman elbows, but the don’t land and the crowd is upset as the round ends. A fan throws a drink at the Octagon in frustration.
Official call: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson defeats Matt Hamill via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)