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The Daily Recap: Rampage Declines Title Shot, UFC 126 Medical Suspensions & More

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

— After Rashad Evans went down with injury, it was Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, not Jon Jones, who was first approached about facing Mauricio "Shogun" Rua on March 19. However, Jackson declined, stating that it would not be enough time for him to prepare for Rua nor get into proper fight shape. [MMAJunkie.com]

— The Nevada State Athletic Commission today released the list of medical suspensions stemming from UFC 126 this past weekend. The most notable suspensions were handed out to Forrest Griffin and Jake Ellenberger, who could be sidelined until August with a broken foot and a pair of broken hands respectively. [MMA Weekly]

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Marshall Victorious, Oliveira Injured at PFC

Doug Marshall. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

Former WEC light heavyweight champion Doug Marshall overcame a scary first round to stop a game Phil Collins in his return to the California outdoor fight scene at the Palace Fighting Championship’s latest event, dubbed “The Return” last night in Lemoore.

A slow start saw Marshall get stunned with a combination early in the first round. Collins capitalized on his dazed foe by hopping on Marshall’s back and fighting to sink in a choke from behind for nearly three minutes. Marshall defended well and was eventually able to shake Collins off before taking him down and working some ground-and-pound just before the round ended.

Marshall turned up the heat in the second round. A blocked Marshall high kick resulted in an abrupt toe-to-toe exchange between the two, which ended after Marshall landed a right hook that sent Collins crashing to the canvas. Marshall pounced on his opponent and landed two more right hands before the referee stepped in and stopped the fight.

PFC light heavyweight champion and Chute Boxe USA product Jorge Oliveira left the arena with the belt still in his possession, but likely not the way he wanted to. After an exciting two-round war where both fighters let everything hang out, things came to a crashing end, literally, when opponent Isaiah Larson attempted a takedown that caused both fighters to fall out of the ring.

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Marshall-Collins Headlines Tonight’s PFC

Doug Marshall. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

Former World Extreme Cagefighting light heavyweight champion Doug Marshall will take on fellow submission artist Phil Collins in the main event of Palace Fighting Championship’s latest show this evening at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California.

“It’s hard to keep raising the bar, but we keep trying to raise it,’’ PFC president Christian Printup said in a press release sent out to the media. “This is one of the most balanced cards we’ve ever had. We have established veterans with name value, and we have a lot of young talent. We’re not a small show anymore. I don’t care what anybody says.’‘

Marshall, who received permission from World Extreme Cagefighting to fight in the event, will attempt to bounce back from his first loss in nearly two years, a first-round TKO defeat to current WEC title holder Brian Stann. Collins has won his last two bouts under the PFC banner, most recently submitting Mike Martinez in March.

The card will also feature a PFC light heavyweight title bout between Chute Boxe product Jorge Oliveira and top contender Isaiah Larson. Additional featured bouts include lightweight prospect Casey Olson going up against Tito Jones and Gladiator Challenge veteran Jaime Jara clashing with Dominique Robinson.

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Lapsley’s Win Over Jara Changed to No Contest

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has announced that they have overturned Anthony Lapsley’s win over Jaime Jara at KOTC: Arch Rivals in October and changed it to a no contest.

The ruling comes after the commission decided that Lapsley’s victory should be overturned due to a positive test for marijuana. The NSAC originally announced that Lapsley tested positive for the banned drug in November.

Lapsley is currently serving a six-month suspension stemming from the positive test.

KJ Noons vs Edson Berto Live Blog

I turned on ShoXC just in time to see Jaime Jara knocking out Jeremiah Metcalf in the first round.  Outside of seeing a nice punch, Jara has a ton of tattoos.  There’s some insight for you.

KJ Noons vs Edson Berto was about to start, so I thought I’d do a casual live blog.

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