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UFC 130 fight card: Previews, predictions and a complete guide for 'Rampage vs Hamill'


For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Rampage vs. Hamill" event, going down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC 130 will feature light heavyweight contenders Quinton Jackson and Matt Hamill squaring off, in what could be a title eliminator for the former and is certainly a potential career definer for the latter.

Also on the card is a titanic heavyweight tilt pitting former champion Frank Mir against "Big Country" Roy Nelson.

Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago, Travis Browne vs. Stefan Struve and Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story round out the main card action on pay-per-view.

It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.

But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered. 

In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.

In we go:

UFC 130: "Rampage vs. Hamill"

Fight card and line-up

Results and live fight coverage

Predictions and previews:

UFC 130 predictions for 'Rampage vs. Hamill' from the man himself, Nostradumbass

UFC 130 Facebook fights preview

UFC 130 Spike TV fights preview

Fight preview: Rampage Jackson vs. Matt Hamill

Fight preview: Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson

Fight preview: Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago

Fight preview: Stefan Struve vs. Travis Browne

Fight preview: Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story

Fight card: Rampage vs Hamill -- expect the worst, hope for the best

Fight card: Frank Mir vs Roy Nelson winner could earn the next heavyweight title shot

UFC 130 press conferences:

Pre-fight press conference

Post-fight press conference

Staredown pics from the pre-fight presser

UFC 130 weigh-ins:

UFC 130 weigh in results

UFC 130 weigh in video highlights

UFC 130 weigh in photos gallery

Weigh in staredown pic and video for Rampage vs Hamill

UFC 130 odds:

Rampage Jackson vs. Matt Hamill

Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson

Stefan Struve vs. Travis Browne

Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago

Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story

Kendall Grove vs. Tim Boetsch

Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious Johnson

UFC 130 news:

Contender: An interview with Matt Hamill and Duff Holmes interview with Thiago Alves interview with Stefan Struve interview with Demetrious Johnson

Details on how to watch UFC 130 live tonight online and PPV

Video monitors approved for cageside judges at UFC 130

Matt Hamill blogs on what it's like to be a deaf fighter

UFC 130 poster for 'Rampage vs. Hamill'

UFC 130 event after party hosted by Forrest Griffin

UFC 130 schedule of events for the Memorial Day weekend

Rampage Jackson walkout tee for UFC 130

UFC 130 editorials:

MMA Memorial Day weekend memories: Mega main events

Legendary Knockouts: Rampage Jackson expires Wanderlei Silva at UFC 92

Legendary Knockouts: Matt Hamill wrecks the 'Filipino Machine' Matt Hamill at UFC 96

History in the Making: Rampage Jackson unifies the UFC and Pride 205-pound titles

History in the Making: Frank Mir spoils Brock Lesnar's Octagon debut at UFC 81

History in the Making: Jorge Santiago's epic run through Japan leading up to his UFC return

History in the Making: Rampage Jackson's greatest hits

History in the Making: Tim Sylvia and Brock Lesnar the two submissions that changed Frank Mir's career

History in the Making: Miguel Torres defends against the Land of the Rising Sun (Takeya Mizugaki edition)

History in the Making: Roy Nelson vs. Kimbo Slice fight breaks records on The Ultimate Fighter

History in the Making: Frank Mir's road to redemption leads him to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

History in the Making: Thiago Alves collides with Chris Lytle at UFC 78

Ultimate Submissions: Rampage Jackson triangle defense of Ricardo Arona with a SLAM

Ultimate Submissions: Roy Nelson defeats Frank Mir at Grappler's Quest back in 2003

Roy Nelson wants to see if he's the man against Frank Mir

Rampage Jackson is going to kick ass at UFC 130

Rampage regrets being too fat to fight Shogun Rua for the title

Travis Browne is going to expose Stefan Struve

Rashad Evans predicts Rampage over Hamill

Miguel Torres is fighting to win, not to impress you

Will Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson save the UFC 130 fight card

Jorge Santiago doesn't want to go toe-to-toe with Brian Stann

Matt Hamill is going to prove he's in Rampage Jackson's lead at UFC 130

Frank Mir isn't looking past Roy Nelson

Frank Mir will be facing a bigger and fatter guy in Roy Nelson on May 28

Rampage just wants to give fans what they paid for -- exciting fights

Jorge Santiago is going to have to kill Brian Stann to stop him

Jorge Santiago is back to finish what he started in the UFC

Frank Mir would look better if other guys started cooperating

Rampage Jackson is going to get outwrestled and taken down by Matt Hamill

Matt Hamill lit a fire under Rampage Jackson's ass

Miguel Torres has tough coaches that make him better everyday

Rampage Jackson retiring in two years at the age of 35

Rampage wants a devastating finish of Matt Hamill

Thiago Alves is going to finish Rick Story on May 28

UFC 130 videos:

Dana White video blog episode one

Dana White video blog episode two

Rampage Jackson diary episode one

Rampage Jackson diary episode two

Rampage Jackson diary episode three

Stefan Struve documentary episode one

Stefan Struve documentary episode two

Stefan Struve documentary episode three

Stefan Struve documentary episode four

Matt Hamill profile part one

Matt Hamill profile part two

Matt Hamill 'Road to Rampage' week 2

Matt Hamill 'Road to Rampage' week 6

Matt Hamill 'Road to Rampage' week 7

Matt Hamill 'Road to Rampage' week 8

Matt Hamill 'Road to Rampage' week 9

UFC 130 video trailer for 'Rampage vs. Hamill' on May 28

UFC 130 extended video preview for 'Rampage vs. Hamill'

Go ahead and think Matt Hamill will get knocked out by Rampage

Rampage is going to whoop Matt Hamill's ass

Matt Hamill wrestles wet men on South Beach to get ready for Rampage

Roy Nelson is just going to hit Frank Mir in his face on May 28

Frank Mir back to eating meat for UFC 130

Roy Nelson and his healthy mullet ready for Frank Mir

Frank Mir plans to keep Roy Nelson off balance at UFC 130

Rampage vs Techno Viking dance off

Just another day at the office for Rampage Jackson against Matt Hamill

Inside MMA preview for UFC 130

Sorry Rick Story but Thiago Alves is going to knock you out

Rampage Jackson 'In the Moment' special from Spike TV

Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago fight preview

Randy Couture predicts Matt Hamill will defeat Rampage Jackson

That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.

What has been the biggest story heading into this event? "Rampage" Jackson and whether or not he's truly motivated to fight? Matt Hamill overcoming the odds? Frank Mir and Roy Nelson as BFFs? Something else?

Sound off, Maniacs.

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