Sherdog.com is reporting that Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell will defend his title at UFC 71 May 26th when he locks horns with Quinton Jackson.
Ibarra indicated the Liddell bout should be officially announced by Tuesday of this week.
Their initial encounter took place in November 2003 at PRIDE Final Conflict when Jackson TKO’d Liddell early in the second round.
Since that time Liddell has gone 7-0 defeating Tito Ortiz twice, Randy Couture twice, Renato Sobral, Jeremy Horn, and Vernon White.
Jackson on the other hand has gone 7-3 suffering knockout losses to Wanderlei Silva twice and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Rampage’s victories came over Ikuhisa Minowa, Ricardo Arona (devastating slam), Murilo Rua, Hirotaka Yokoi, Dong Sik Yoon, Matt Lindland and Marvin Eastman.
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