Monday, November 27, 2017

UFC 66: Feel Like A Million


Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz (Photo: imdb.com)

UFC 66: Liddell v. Ortiz – Las Vegas, Nev. – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Dec. 30, 2006

Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz gave the UFC its most successful show to date at UFC 66.

Their clash for Liddell’s light heavyweight title drew more than 1 million pay-per-view buys and over $5 million at the box office.

Liddell controlled the fight most of the way and retained his title with a TKO in Round 3.

In the co-main event, “The Dean of Mean” Keith Jardine beat Forrest Griffin by TKO at the 4:41 mark. Jardine floored Griffin with  a combination before pounding his way to victory.

Monday, November 13, 2017

UFC Fight Night 7: One for the Corps


Diego Sanchez (Photo: ufc.com)

UFC Fight Night 7: Sanchez vs. Riggs – San Diego, Calif. – Marine Corps Air Station Miramar - Dec. 13, 2006

UFC put on a show for the Marines, and Diego Sanchez remained undefeated at UFC Fight Night 7.

Sanchez knocked out Joe “Diesel” Riggs with a knee strike and punches to improve his record to 17-0.

U.S. Marines made up almost the entire crowd, and an auction raised money for military families.