Photos by Jeff Cain – MMAWeekly.com

Quinton Jackson on Saturday night continued his quest back
to the UFC light heavyweight title. He won his second straight bout since
losing the belt to Forrest Griffin last summer.


At UFC 96 at Nationwide Arena, Jackson did enough to earn a
unanimous decision over Keith Jardine, a teammate of current UFC light
heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.


The win secured Jackson a return shot at the title. But with
Evans having to step in to the main event of UFC 98, little more than two
months away, it is unclear whether or not Jackson will accept the bout. If he
accepts, the May 23 bout would be Jackson’s third in five months.


Jeff Cain was Octagon-side at UFC 96 at Nationwide Arena to capture all of the
action in this Exclusive UFC 96 Photo Gallery.


UFC 96


UFC 96
Main Card Bouts:

-Quinton Jackson def. Keith Jardine by unanimous decision
(29-28, 29-28, 30-27), R3

– Shane Carwin def. Gabriel Gonzaga by KO at 1:09, R1

– Matt Brown def. Pete Sell by TKO (punches) at 1:32, R1

– Matt Hamill def. Mark Munoz by KO (head kick) at 3:53, R1

– Gray Maynard def. Jim Miller by unanimous decision (30-27
on all scorecards), R3


UFC 96
Preliminary Bouts:

– Tamdan McCrory def. Ryan Madigan by TKO (strikes on the
ground) at 3:35, R1

– Kendall Grove def. Jason Day by TKO (strikes on the
ground) at 1:32, R1

– Jason Brilz def. Tim Boetsch by unanimous decision (29-28
on all scorecards), R3

– Brandon Vera def. Mike Patt by TKO (leg kicks) at 1:27, R2

– Shane Nelson def. Aaron Riley by TKO (strikes on the
ground) 0:44 seconds, R1