Tuesday, February 20, 2018

UFC 76: Night of No Knockouts

Keith Jardine (Photo: pinterest.com)

UFC 76: Knockout – Anaheim, Calif. – Honda Center – Sept. 22, 2007

Keith Jardine scored a huge upset over Chuck Liddell in the main event of UFC 76.

Filling in for Liddell’s original opponent, Wanderlei Silva, “The Dean of Mean” scored a split decision over the legendary Liddell.

UFC 76 was subtitled “Knockout,” so of course, there were no knockouts on the show.

PRIDE star Mauricio “Shogun” Rua debuted in UFC with a 15-2 record, but Forrest Griffin used a rear-naked choke to beat him with 15 seconds left in the fight.

Jon Fitch won his 14th fight in a row, winning a split decision over Diego Sanchez.

Lyoto Machida improved to 11-0 with a unanimous decision win over Kazuhiro Nakamura.

Tyson Griffin opened the PPV with a unanimous decision over Thiago Tavares.

Rich Clementi got a chance to fight on the pre-show when another bout fell through. He handed Anthony “Rumble” Johnson his first loss with a rear-naked choke in Round 2.

In other pre-show bouts, Jeremy Stephens beat Diego Saraiva by unanimous decision; Matt Wiman defeated Michihiro Omigawa by unanimous decision; and Christian Wellisch beat Scott Junk with a heel hook at the 3:19 mark.

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