UFC 71: Liddell vs. Jackson
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 Las Vegas, Nevada.
The main event was the rematch between UFC Light Heavyweight Champion "The Iceman" Chuck Liddell and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. At the time of the event, Jackson was the only fighter to have an unavenged win against Liddell, which occurred at PRIDE Final Conflict 2003.
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.
Mainstream sports media, especially ESPN, began extensive coverage of the UFC on this event. ESPN broadcasted live the weigh-ins and post-fight coverage for UFC 71 on ESPNEWS.
Alan Belcher was a replacement for Eric Schafer due to an injury.