UFC 71

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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 Paradise, Nevada
Attendance 14,728 (13,224 paid)[1]
Total gate $4,304,000[1]
Buyrate 675,000[2]
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 Paradise, Nevada.

Background[edit]

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.

Results[edit]

Preliminary card[edit]

Gouveia defeated Marrero via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:06 of round 1. This preliminary bout was aired on the pay-per-view broadcast.
Thomas defeated Stephens via submission (armbar) at 2:44 of round 2. This preliminary bout was aired on the pay-per-view broadcast.
Belcher defeated Salmon via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:53 of round 1.
Silva defeated Irvin via TKO (knee injury) at 1:06 of round 1.

Main card[edit]

Starnes defeated Leben via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 29–28).
Martin defeated Salaverry via TKO (slam and punches) at 2:04 of round 1.
Parisyan defeated Burkman via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).
Alexander defeated Jardine via KO (punches and knees) at 0:48 round 1.
Jackson defeated Liddell via TKO (punches) at 1:53 of round 1 to become the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

Bonus awards[edit]

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

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

Purses[edit]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Doyle, Dave (2007-05-26). "Rampage fits the bill, drops Liddell in first". Fox Sports.com. Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  2. ^ http://mmapayout.com/blue-book/pay-per-view/
  3. ^ Sherdog.com staff (2007-05-17). "Liddell-Jackson II Weigh-Ins Live on ESPNEWS". Sherdog.com. 
  4. ^ Trembow, Ivan (2007-05-29). "FIGHTER SALARY BREAKDOWN FOR UFC 71". MMAWeekly.com. Retrieved 2007-06-07. 
  5. ^ "MIXED MARTIAL ARTS SHOW RESULTS, May 26, 2007" (PDF). Nevada State Athletic Commission. p. 2. Retrieved 2007-06-07. 

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