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 classMethodRoundTimeNotes
Light HeavyweightQuinton Jacksondef.Chuck Liddell (c)KO (punches)11:53[a]
WelterweightKaro Parisyandef.Josh BurkmanDecision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)35:00
MiddleweightTerry Martindef.Ivan SalaverryTKO (slam and punches)12:04
Light HeavyweightHouston Alexanderdef.Keith JardineKO (punches and knees)10:48
MiddleweightKalib Starnesdef.Chris LebenDecision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28)35:00
Preliminary card
Light HeavyweightThiago Silvadef.James IrvinTKO (knee injury)11:06
Light HeavyweightAlan Belcherdef.Sean SalmonSubmission (guillotine choke)10:53
LightweightDin Thomasdef.Jeremy StephensSubmission (armbar)22:44[b]
Light HeavyweightWilson Gouveiadef.Carmelo MarreroSubmission (guillotine choke)13:06

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