The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released their official list of medical suspensions from UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz II.
- Chuck Liddell is suspended until June 30th (or until receiving doctor’s approval) due to a knee and hand injury.
- Tito Ortiz is suspended until March 2nd.
- Forrest Griffin is suspended until January 31st.
- Marcio Cruz is suspended until January 31st.
- Eric Schafer is suspended until March 2nd due to a lip laceration.
- Tony De Souza is suspended until March 2nd.
- Rory Singer is suspended until June 30th (or until receiving doctor’s approval) due to a right elbow injury.
- Christian Wellisch is suspended until January 31st.
- Anthony Perosh is suspended until March 2nd.
Here are the weigh-in results for UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz II.
Chuck Liddell (205) vs. Tito Ortiz (205)
Forrest Griffin (205) vs. Keith Jardine (205)
Chris Leben (186) vs. Jason MacDonald (184)
Andrei Arlovski (236) vs. Marcio Cruz (236)
Michael Bisping (205) vs. Eric Schafer (205)
Thiago Alves (170) vs. Tony DeSouza (171)
Gabriel Gonzaga (244) vs. Carmelo Marrero (220)
Rory Singer (185) vs. Yushin Okami (284)
Anthony Perosh (236) vs. Christian Wellisch (235)
Here’s a few links to fill you in on what sports writers around the country are saying about UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz II…
LA Daily Times: UFC finds ultimate success
St.Petersburg Times: It’s not all fun and games
UFC: Chuck Liddell: the Last of the Mohicans
Globe and Mail: Liddell, Ortiz meet the media
UFC: Liddell lingers as the Last Piece in the Ortiz Puzzle
OC Register: UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz preview
LA Times: Liddell confident he’ll beat Ortiz
LV Review Journal: Trainer on top with Liddell
UFC: Jardine Ready for A Blue Collar Battle on Saturday
ESPN: UFC 66 Makes ESPN’s Top 100 Sports Events for 2006
UFC: The MMA Resurrection of Jason MacDonald
UFC: Chris Leben – Revenge Now, Redemption Later
FOX: Does Ortiz Believe He Will Win?
Keith Jardine and Forrest Griffin
Carmelo Marrero and Gabriel Gonzaga
Jason MacDonald and Chris Leben
Thiago Alves and Tony DeSouza
Christian Wellisch and Anthony Perosh
Marcio Cruz and Andrei Arlovski
Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell
Eric Schafer and Michael Bisping
UFC 66 Press Conference - Ortiz and Liddell
UFC 66 Press Conference - Jardine, Griffin, Schafer, Bisping
Liddell vs. Ortiz II Predictions
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ season 3 champion will be making his long awaited return to the octagon Saturday, December 30th at UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz II.
Bisping will be facing off against Eric Schafer who he was originally scheduled to face on November 11th at ‘The Ultimate Fighter 4’ Finale. Bisping was forced to pull out of the fight on November 11th due to issues he was having acquiring a Visa. That is now all behind him and he is ready to battle at UFC 66.
The UFC has announced that Michael Bisping vs. Eric Schafer has been pulled from ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ season four card this Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The fight was called off because Bisping was having issues acquiring his Visa.
‘The Ultimate Fighter 3’ champion Michael “The Count” Bisping will be making his much anticipated return to the octagon Saturday, November 11th at ‘The Ultimate Fighter 4’ Finale. Bisping’s opponent will be Eric Schafer.
Bisping’s last UFC appearance was at ‘The Ultimate Fighter 3’ Finale. Bisping destroyed Josh Haynes late in the second round to keep his undefeated record intact.
Eric Schafer will be making his second appearance in the octagon on November 11th. Schafer’s UFC debut was at UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral where fans saw Schafer choke Rob MacDonald unconscious.
Also on the card will be a middleweight battle between Martin Kampmann and Thales Leites.
Here are some post-fight video interviews with the fighters from UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral.