Fight News

Thursday, February 01, 2007

UFC 67 Draft

Quinton and Marvin. These guys don't sound so tough. How about "Rampage" and "The Beastman"? That's more like it.
This Saturday, Feb. 3, UFC 67 "All or Nothing" sees Quinton "Rampage" Jackson take on Marvin "The Beastman" Eastman. Jackson is making his UFC debut, while Eastman has been in the Octagon before. Eastman's first MMA fight was back in 2001, and his opponent was none other than Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
In that fight Eastman won by a unanimous decision. Eastman's titles include WEF Light Heavyweight champion and Elite Fighting Light Heavyweight champion; he also won Grapplers Quest Heavyweight division in Las Vegas. His UFC record however is 0-2. He lost against Vitor Belfort by TKO back at UFC 43 in June 2003, and was knocked out by Travis Lutter at UFC 50 in October 2004.
So this is a chance for Eastman to redeem himself for those two losses.
Eastman has a long history in the ring - he began wrestling with his older brother’s junior varsity wrestling team, and later went on to hold an undefeated record (42-0) and California State Wrestling Championship at the 191 pound weight class.
He was also successful in college football and even joined the Canadian Football league (CFL) for a short time. He currently works as an officer in a detention center. His fighting style is Muay Thai, and he comes into this fight against Jackson with a 13-6-1 (W-L-D) overall MMA record.
Eastman is the underdog in this fight at +425 compared to Jackson at -625 (subject to change).