UFC 123

UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 20, 2010 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan.[3] It was the first UFC event in the Metro Detroit area since UFC 9.

UFC mixed martial arts event in 2010
UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida

The poster for UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date November 20, 2010
Venue The Palace of Auburn Hills
City Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance 16,404[1]
Total gate $2,100,000
Buyrate 500,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck Finale

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A private ceremony was hosted an hour before the start of the card, where José Aldo was awarded the inaugural UFC Featherweight Championship belt by Dana White. Fans in the building were not permitted to view the ceremony.[4]

UFC 123 featured preliminary fights live on Spike TV.

On October 13, Rory MacDonald had to withdraw from his fight against Matt Brown. He was replaced by Brian Foster.[5]

Gabe Ruediger was scheduled to face Paul Kelly, but was forced off the card with a groin injury on October 25.[6] T.J. O’Brien replaced Ruediger.[7]

Darren Elkins withdrew from his matchup with promotional newcomer Edson Barboza and was replaced by Mike Lullo.[8]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Quinton Jackson def. Lyoto Machida Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight B.J. Penn def. Matt Hughes KO (punches) 1 0:21
Middleweight Maiquel Falcão def. Gerald Harris Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Phil Davis def. Tim Boetsch Submission (modified kimura) 2 2:55
Lightweight George Sotiropoulos def. Joe Lauzon Submission (kimura) 2 2:43
Preliminary card (Spike TV)
Welterweight Brian Foster def. Matt Brown Submission (guillotine choke) 2 2:11
Middleweight Mark Muñoz def. Aaron Simpson Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Welterweight Dennis Hallman def. Karo Parisyan TKO (punches) 1 1:47
Lightweight Edson Barboza def. Mike Lullo TKO (leg kicks) 3 0:26
Lightweight Paul Kelly def. T.J. O’Brien TKO (elbows) 2 3:16
Lightweight Nik Lentz def. Tyson Griffin Decision (split) (29–28, 27–30, 29–28) 3 5:00

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