Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson (31-8) will try to continue his climb back up the 205-pound mountain when he takes on division stalwart Matt Hamill (10-2) at UFC 130: "Rampage vs. Hamill" from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 28 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As expected, "Rampage" is the -275 favorite and has likely come into his Memorial Day Weekend scrap as the odds-on favorite based on his Octagon experience and level of competition.
And punching with an average of 1800 pounds of force certainly helps.
"The Hammer" got nailed with a +215 underdog line despite his recent hot streak. His level of competition isn't comparable to Jackson's, but he's secured the win in each of his past five fights.
Well, sort of.
Are the oddsmakers calling it like they see it? Or playing it safe? Take a look at how these two light heavyweights stack up and decide for yourself.
205 lbs.: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Matt "The Hammer" Hamill
Backgrounds (last five fights):
Notable wins: Scrambled some Brazilian eggs at UFC 92, managed to squeak past Lyoto Machida at UFC 123.
Notable losses: Coughed up the "W" to a pair of TUF champs: Forrest Griffin at UFC 86 and Rashad Evans at UFC 114.
Strengths: Devastating power, ton of experience, hard to finish.
Weaknesses: Poor wrestling defense, lack of motivation.
Notable wins: Knocked out Mark Munoz at UFC 96, beat the crap out of Tito Ortiz at UFC 121.
Notable losses: None, but survived an attempted murder by Jon Jones to steal the DQ win at TUF 10 Finale.
Strengths: Great wrestling, underrated striking, always game.
Weaknesses: Stubborn, falls in love with his jab, can't hear his corner (not a joke, it matters).
Quinton Jackson (-275) vs. Matt Hamill (+215) at UFC 130. Who ya' got and why?