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Video: UFC 71 – Liddell vs Jackson

May 27, 2007

Chuck Liddell’s right hand had extracted revenge for him on many occasions, leading him on a reign of terror at 205 pounds that saw him win seven fights in a row, all by KO or TKO.  But tonight, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the streak came to an end at the hands of the last man to beat him, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, who earned the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship with a stunning first round TKO.

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UFC 66

January 1, 2007

6am Sunday Morning, South African time, was time for one of the biggest UFC fights of 2006. Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz live from Vegas. The fight was not available via any provider here in South Africa. The only way to see it here was over the Internet for a price of about R280.

The fight was awesome with the build up matching any of the bigger boxing fights. Tito looked in amazing shape and was my favorite before the fight.

The fight lasted 3 rounds with Tito taking a real beating at the end of Round 1. It really amazed me how much punishment he could take. Tito managed to ground Chuck in the second but was unable to hold him down. Chuck is the master of counter attack and quickly gained the upper hand again.

The fight was stopped about 3:30 minutes into the third round with Tito being bombarded with shots on the ground. It seemed that he was effectively protected himself, but the official didn’t think so.

It has to be said that Chuck is the ultimate fighter, I’m really not sure that any of the current fighters stand a chance. Remember that this is a man of 37.

I cant wait for UFC 67…

Link to the official UFC Site.

UFC 66: What did Liddell and Ortiz earn for this weekend’s fight?

January 1, 2007

Chuck Liddell: $250,000 ($250,000 to fight; no win bonus)Tito Ortiz: $210,000 ($210,000 to fight; no win bonus)Source

I wonder what the pay-per-view and sponsorship earnings were? I’d actually like to see the fighters earning more, something on par with the big names in boxing. Didn’t Tyson take home $20 million for a couple of his fights? They are after all the ones that do all the hard work and at the end of the day it is their names that draw the crowds.