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UFC 71: Liddell vs Jackson

UFC 71
  • Saturday 05.26.2007
  • 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): $4,304,000
  • Attendance: 14,728 (Paid: 13,224)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 675,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 9
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Knockout of the Night
    Quinton Jackson vs. Chuck Liddell II   |   $40,000 bonus to Jackson
  • Fight of the Night
    Kalib Starnes vs. Chris Leben   |   $40,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Din Thomas vs. Jeremy Stephens   |   $40,000 bonus to Thomas


  • John McCarthy
    Jackson vs. Liddell II (9)Thomas vs. Stephens (2)
  • Herb Dean
    Parisyan vs. Burkman (8)Silva vs. Irvin (4)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    Martin vs. Salaverry (7)Starnes vs. Leben (5)Gouveia vs. Marrero (1)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Alexander vs. Jardine (6)Belcher vs. Salmon (3)


UFC 71 Wiki

After achieving widespread fame for his second victory over Tito Ortiz six months earlier, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell hit a roadblock that later came to represent a serious turning point in his career when he lost a rematch to Pride import Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by knockout in the first round in the main event of UFC 71.

The win by Rampage ended Liddell’s 25-month reign as champion. “The Iceman” would never go on to regain the title or put together a meaningful winning streak in the Octagon.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:58 PM ET
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