Rampage Jackson (Photo: fcfighter.com)
UFC 71: Liddell vs. Rampage – Las Vegas, Nev. - MGM Grand Garden Arena – May 26, 2007
Chuck Liddell sought to avenge a loss to Rampage Jackson, but Rampage took his title instead at UFC 71.
The two had met at PRIDE Final Conflict 2003, which Rampage winning by TKO.
“The Iceman” tried to even the score, but Jackson knocked him out in 1:53 to win the UFC light heavyweight title.
Dan Henderson, who held two PRIDE championships when the company closed, was announced as Jackson’s first challenger.
Karo Parisyan moved up the welterweight rankings in the co-main event, beating Josh Burkman by unanimous decision.