Jackson takes center cage to start the contest and then urges his retreating opponent to engage. Jackson continues to stalk the Frenchman, but both light heavyweights are tentative to let their hands go. “Rampage” again backs off and throws his hands up, prompting M’Pumbu to hit him with a leg kick. Jackson charges forward and drills his lighter opponent with a hard right uppercut. The onetime Bellator king clinches up and presses Jackson into the fence, working knees to the thighs as the crowd grows restless. Both men posture at center cage, but neither unloads with anything of consequence. Jackson eats a low kick, and M’Pumbu slips to his backside. “Rampage” follows him down and starts to pound away from half-guard, driving the Frenchman’s head into the canvas and rendering him unconscious.
THE OFFICIAL RESULT
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Def. Christian M'Pumbu KO (Punches) R1 4:34