UFC 71 Liddell vs. Jackson

UFC 71 – Liddell vs. Jackson

UFC 71 – Liddell vs. Jackson

UFC 71 Liddell vs. Jackson

UFC 71

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UFC 71: Liddell vs. Jackson was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The event took place on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The main event was the rematch between UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. At the time of the event, Jackson was the only fighter to have an unavenged victory over Liddell, which occurred at PRIDE Final Conflict 2003 by TKO.

The UFC announced during the broadcast of the card that the winner of the Jackson vs. Liddell bout will face PRIDE 93 kg and 83 kg Champion Dan Henderson.[1]

Mainstream sports media, especially ESPN, began extensive coverage of the UFC on this event. ESPN broadcast live the weigh-ins and post-fight coverage for UFC 71 on ESPNEWS.[3]

Alan Belcher replaced Eric Schafer for his fight against Sean Salmon due to an injury.


Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Quinton Jackson def. Chuck Liddell (c) KO (punches) 1 1:53 [a]
Welterweight Karo Parisyan def. Josh Burkman Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Terry Martin def. Ivan Salaverry TKO (slam and punches) 1 2:04
Light Heavyweight Houston Alexander def. Keith Jardine KO (punches and knees) 1 0:48
Middleweight Kalib Starnes def. Chris Leben Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Light Heavyweight Thiago Silva def. James Irvin TKO (knee injury) 1 1:06
Light Heavyweight Alan Belcher def. Sean Salmon Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:53
Lightweight Din Thomas def. Jeremy Stephens Submission (armbar) 2 2:44 [b]
Light Heavyweight Wilson Gouveia def. Carmelo Marrero Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:06