Tuesday, Jan. 29
It was a little bittersweet for nostalgic types who love themselves some Quinton Jackson, but the Pride version of "Rampage" isn't coming back. Jackson got his wish of drawing an aggressive stand-up fighter in Glover Teixeira, but Teixeira was quicker, stronger and more effective for three solid rounds. Every now and again, Teixeira would score a token takedown, just to show that he could. But he also won the majority of the exchanges and had his way with one of the game's lingering icons. Whether Jackson returns to the UFC or ends up elsewhere remains a mystery, but Teixeira is well into his northbound trek through the 205-pound Power Rankings. Who will be next for him? The options are a little limited, but the winner of the Rashad Evans/Antonio Rogerio Nogueira bout at UFC 156 looks pretty good, doesn't it? Short of that, there's also Ryan Bader, who scored an impressive, lightning-quick TKO over Vladimir Matyushenko on Saturday.