Both light heavyweights were quick to meet in the middle of the cage and get the fight underway. M’Pumbu was content with being patient and picking his shots which upset ‘Rampage’. Jackson controlled the center of the cage and worked M’Pumbu’s back up against the cage. Jackson worked for a takedown, but it was going nowhere and the referee reset the action in the middle of the cage.
‘Rampage’ went back to controlling where the fight went and M’Pumbu started to loosen up and throw leg kicks. M’Pumbu tripped after a leg kick attempt and Jackson dove on top of him. Jackson’s right knee pinned M’Pumbu’s left arm to the mat and M’Pumbu’s right arm was attempting to keep Jackson’s body close. Jackson simply postured up and started to pound his right hand into the face of M’Pumbu. M’Pumbu went stiff for two seconds before coming back to, but the referee had seen enough and put a stop to the fight.
After the bout, Quinton Jackson and King Mo met in the cage. Jackson exclaimed King Mo was next and called himself ‘The Man of Bellator’. The two tried to fight, but they were separated by security and officials.
Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and King Mo will fight in the finals of the light heavyweight tournament.
Quinton Jackson def. Christian M’Pumbu by way of KO (Punches) 4:34 of Round 1