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UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz 2

UFC 66
  • Saturday 12.30.2006 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $5,397,300
  • Attendance: 13,761 (Paid: 12,191)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 1,050,000 | TV Ratings:
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 9
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia | The UG

Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Referees

  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Okami vs. Singer MacDonald vs. Leben (7)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    Liddell vs. Ortiz II (9)Bisping vs. Schafer (5)
  • John McCarthy
    Jardine vs. Griffin (8)Alves vs. DeSouza (4)
  • Herb Dean
    Arlovski vs. Cruz (6)Gonzaga vs. Marrero (3)Wellisch vs. Perosh (1)

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UFC 66, featuring the most anticipated rematch in MMA history at the time between superstars Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, produced both the largest live gate an MMA event had seen—at over $5 million—as well as a record number of Pay Per View buys at just over 1 million. The event served not only as an introduction of the UFC into the mainstream, but also made Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell into a sports icon.


In the main event, Liddell duplicated his first fight against Ortiz by stuffing most of his opponent’s takedown attempts before flurrying for the TKO finish in the third round. In other action, TUF 1 winner and fan favorite Forrest Griffin suffered a brutal upset loss when Keith Jardine knocked him out in the first round.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:57 PM ET
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