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UFC 71: Liddell vs. Jackson
A poster or logo for UFC 71: Liddell vs. Jackson.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date May 26, 2007
Venue MGM Grand Garden Arena
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 14,728 (13,224 paid) [1]
Total Gate $4,304,000[1]
Buyrate 675,000
Event chronology
UFC 70: Nations Collide UFC 71: Liddell vs. Jackson UFC Fight Night: Stout vs Fisher

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.

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Background

The main event was the rematch between UFC Light Heavyweight Champion "The Iceman" Chuck Liddell and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. At the time of the event, Jackson was the only fighter to have an unavenged win against Liddell, which occurred at PRIDE Final Conflict 2003.

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 broadcasted live the weigh-ins and post-fight coverage for UFC 71 on ESPNEWS. [2]

Alan Belcher was a replacement for Eric Schafer due to an injury.

Results

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Preliminary card

Gouveia wins by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:06 of the first round. On the pay per view, this bout aired following the Light Heavyweight Championship bout.
Thomas wins by submission (armbar) at 2:44 of the second round.[3] This preliminary bout was aired on the pay-per-view broadcast.
Belcher wins by submission (guillotine choke) at 0:53 of the first round. This preliminary bout was not aired on the pay-per-view broadcast.
Silva wins by TKO (knee injury) at 1:06 of the first round. This preliminary bout was aired on the pay-per-view broadcast.[3]

Main card

Starnes wins via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28).
Alexander wins via KO (strikes) at 0:48 of the first round.
Martin wins via TKO (strikes) at 2:04 of the first round.
Parisyan wins via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
Jackson wins via TKO (punches) at 1:53 in the first round to become the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

Bonus awards

After every UFC event, bonuses are given to fighters who perform well.

The bonuses for this event were $40,000 each.

Purses

Purse amounts were provided by the NSAC, and includes amounts for show and win. The figures do not include PPV and special award bonuses:[4]

Total disclosed payroll: $920,500

Injuries

The NSAC suspended the following fighters for medical reasons:[5]

Suspended until 7/12; No contact until 6/26
Suspended until 11/23 unless right shoulder is cleared by orthopedic doctor; Minimum suspension until 6/26; No contact until 6/17
Suspended until 11/23 due to left thumb injury unless cleared by orthopedic doctor
Suspended until 7/26; No contact until 7/12
Suspended until 6/26; No contact until 6/17 (right eyebrow laceration)
Suspended until 6/26; No contact until 6/17 (left cheek laceration)
Suspended until 11/23 unless cleared by orthopedic doctor (ACL tear)
Suspended until 7/12; No contact until 6/26

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