Matt Hamill gets Majority Decision victory over the bloodied Keith JardinePosted on June 19, 2010, 10:35 PM by Anton Gurevich
Matt Hamill has probably scored the most important victory of his career, by defeating the fellow Ultimate Fighter veteran Keith Jardine. In a bout that is a worthy candidate for the Fight of the Night award, Hamill showed an amazing heart by unleashing takedown attempts and striking combination at Jardine. The Dean of Mean tried to make his best by using unorthodox striking, but it was Matt Hamill who managed to deliver most of the damage in the fight.
Keith Jardine has every reason to count himself unfortunate, after Herb Dean decided to deduct from him one point for an accidental eye poke. In the same process, Jardine received a big cut on his forehand, which allowed Hamill to capitalize and gain a little amount of control. The Dean of Mean battled his way through the third round, but fatigue and Matt Hamill’s stubborn approach.
In the end, Matt Hamill won a Majority Decision 29-27, 29-27, 28-28, which could go easily to Keith Jardine’s way if not the deducted point. Jardine is now on a three-fight losing streak in the UFC, and could see himself cut from the promotion after this event. As for Hamill, the Ohio-native is now on a four-fight winning streak, getting himself into the top flight of the UFC Light Heavyweight division.