This week the UFC confirmed Detroit, Michigan, as the location for the 123rd installment of the event. The evening’s main event will pit two former light heavyweight champions against each other, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida.
Machida hasn’t fought since May, when he suffered the first loss of his sixteen-fight career. Worse still, he lost his belt in the fight against Mauricio Shogun.
Jackson, too, comes in off a negative result. After dropping out for ten months, when he tried his hand as an actor in the movie The A-Team, he ended up losing to Rashad Evans, another former divisional champion.
Another fight that should make sparks fly at the show is between Matt Brown and Rory MacDonald.