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March 7: UFC 96 ‘Jackson vs. Jardine’ (PPV)

UFC 96 Poster

Date: Saturday- March 7, 2009

Time: 10 pm ET (PPV)

Location: Nationwide Arena, OH- U.S.A.


Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was at his devastating best last December as he settled his score with Wanderlei Silva via a chilling first round knockout. On Saturday, March 7, Jackson will look to move one step closer to regaining his title when he takes on the man who beat both Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin, Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine. For the third year in a row, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® is heading back to Columbus, Ohio for UFC 96: JACKSON vs. JARDINE, live from the Nationwide Arena on Saturday, March 7, 2009.

Here’s how the UFC 96 ‘Jackson vs. Jardine’ fight card will look like:

Main Fight Card: (PPV)

  • Quinton Jackson Vs. Keith Jardine
  • Gabriel Gonzaga Vs. Shane Carwin
  • Pete Sell Vs. Matt Brown
  • Matt Hamill Vs. Mark Munoz
  • Gray Maynard Vs. Jim Miller

Preliminary Fight Card: (may not be aired)

  • Tamdan McCrory Vs. Ryan Madigan
  • Kendall Grove Vs. Jason Day
  • Tim Boetsch Vs. Jason Brilz
  • Brandon Vera Vs. Michael Patt
  • Aaron Riley Vs. Shane Nelson


  1. clerksrat

    March 5, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Well this will be the big test for the UFC to see if the younger names can sell a PPV. Jackson/Carwin/Brown/Hamill are entertaining, but I’m not sure if they can push this to buy rate numbers. I imagine Jackson probably sells well, but really I can’t think of a PPV he headlined basically alone (Lets not kid ourselves and think a casual MMA fan has a clue who the Dean of Mean is. I’m stunned they are shoving Brown and Maynard down our throats and letting Vera, Grove, and Boetsch sit on the shadow card.

  2. Poohbertin

    March 6, 2009 at 7:58 am

    I can’t say that I agree with you!! Rampage Jackson, he was the champ, anyone who has reached that level becomes well known. I don’t think that they will get figures as high as they did for penn vs st. pierre 2, mostly because this event was not hyped up as much as many of the others. Although I did hear a radio commercial promoting saturdays event, and I don’t think I have ever heard one before.

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