Liddell vs. Jackson 2007

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NHL & FIGHTING RENO GAZETTE-JOURNALRGJ.COM GAZETTE-JOURNALRGJ.COM GAZETTE-JOURNALRGJ.COM SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2007 Jackson takes UFC light-heavyweight light-heavyweight light-heavyweight title from Liddell BY NEIL DAVIDSON ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS Quinton Jackson upset Chuck Liddell to win the UFC light-heavyweight light-heavyweight light-heavyweight title Saturday night at UFC 71, dethroning the champion with a hard right to the chin in the first round. Liddell toppled and Jackson jumped in to throw a couple of punches for good measure before referee John McCarthy stepped in at 1:53 of the first round to protect the fallen champion. Only a few punches were thrown before the one that tagged Liddell and at one point Jackson, who had been stalking the champion, raised his hands as if to ask what was going on. The two traded blows and then Jackson nailed Liddell. "I made a mistake and got caught," said Liddell, the reigning rock star of mixed martial arts and the face of the UFC. Jackson defeated Liddell by TKO in November 2003 at a Pride Fighting Championships Championships show in Tokyo. Liddell went on to win his next seven fights, avenging previous losses to Randy Couture and Jeremy Horn along the way. But Jackson Jackson remains his nemesis. Liddell fell to 20-4, 20-4, 20-4, while Jackson improved to 27-6. 27-6. 27-6. "Rampage" Jackson, 28, entered entered the MGM Grand Garden Arena wearing his trademark rumble chain, howling like a wolf. But the crowd roar was reserved reserved for the 37-year-old 37-year-old 37-year-old 37-year-old 37-year-old "Iceman." "Iceman." Jackson just waited in the ring from Liddell, ready to do business. business. He was booed when introduced introduced in the ring. On the undercard, light-heavyweight light-heavyweight light-heavyweight Houston Alexander Alexander upset Keith "The Dean of Mean" Jardine, crumpling the favorite with a series of hammer-like hammer-like hammer-like hammer-like blows to the head. The slugfest ended with a knockout after just 48 seconds, with Alexander Alexander smashing Jardine with an uppercut that sent his mouthpiece mouthpiece flying. Alexander improved to 6-1, 6-1, 6-1, and Jardine dropped to 12-4-1. 12-4-1. 12-4-1. 12-4-1. 12-4-1. ftp Ducks, Senators create an unfamiliar matchup BY KEN PETERS ASSOCIATED PRESS ANAHEIM, Calif. Ottawa Ottawa captain Daniel Alfreds-son Alfreds-son Alfreds-son isn't familiar with the play of Anaheim star Chris Pronger. Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf know n. j . ...5

Clipped from Reno Gazette-Journal27 May 2007, SunPage 54

Reno Gazette-Journal (Reno, Nevada)27 May 2007, SunPage 54
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