ESPN’s Thanksgiving edition of MMA Live recaps UFC 123, including Quinton “Rampage” Jackson‘s defeat of Lyoto Machida in the main event and the controversy surrounding the scoring. Hosts Jon Anik, Kenny Florian and Franklin McNeil share their opinions on the bout and who they think won.
The gang also discusses B.J. Penn‘s knockout win over Matt Hughes, his upcoming bout against Jon Fitch and what it means for Penn’s UFC future. Lightweight Phil Davis stops by to talk about his win over Tim Boetsch, his lats and what’s next for him.
The rest of the UFC 123 card is also discussed including an announcement that Matt “The Immortal” Brown was cut by the UFC after his submission loss to Brian Foster. It was Brown’s third straight submission loss.
Finally, the guys take a look at the upcoming “Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu” event which will take place Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., and is headlined by Dan Henderson vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral. Hendo stops by to give his thoughts on how he matches up with Babalu.