UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz 2 Recap

UFC 47 Liddell vs. Ortiz

UFC 66 was such a contrast to UFC 65. UFC 66 offered the fans TKO’s and Submissions and no cautious fighters. All the fights on the card were good and quick.

Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz

Great fight. Tito came ready to fight! Liddell came in to the fight, some what better shape then his last fight, and confident as usual. Tito put on a pretty good fight, but in the end Liddell did what he does best. Beat!

Liddell wins via TKO at 3:59 of the third round.

There are three things that makes Chuck Liddell a great fighter.

  • One he hits like a truck
  • Two, his takedown defense is second to none.
  • Third, he is a master at counter punching. You always see his opponents rush him, Liddell while backpedaling keeps throwing punches.

The UFC had to go buy the WFA to get Quintin Jackson, so Chuck Liddell will have a decent opponent. Whats next, the UFC might just have to embrace Pride and work out some split promotions. If not, we will have to watch Chuck Liddell beating up B fighters.

Eric Schafer vs. Michael Bisping

This was a good fight between two talented fighters. Bisping was under attack the whole round from Schafers takedowns and submission attempts, but he still seemed like he was in control of the fight. Bisping finally took advantage of Schafers weak ground defense and pounded him till the referee stopped the fight. I want to see how far Bispings winning streak will go. Not bad for his true UFC debut.

Bisping wins via TKO at 4:24 of Round one

Andrei Arlovski vs. Marcio Cruz

Arlovski is back and looking to climb back to the top of the Heavyweight ladder. Cruz had Arlovski on the ground going for an ankle lock or something, when the referee stops the fight to warn Arlovski of kicking to the face. Confused Cruz just sits their after the referee said “fight”. Arlovski says WTF and just unleashes a punch that basically ended the fight. To bad, because Cruz had Arlovski in a bad possession. Like they say “Protect Yourself At All Times”.

Arlovski wins via knockout at 3:15 of round one.

Chris Leben vs. Jason MacDonald

While Chris Leben is not the most talented fighter in the UFC, he does fight with heart. When MacDonald secured the choke, Leben still didn’t tap passing out. The referee was forced to stop the fight.

MacDonald wins via guillotine choke at 4:03 of the second round.

Forrest Griffin vs. Keith Jardine

As much as Forrest Griffin is fun to watch, the fight showed how tough Jardine is. If you told me Forrest would be TKOed in the first round, I wouldn’t have believed you. Forrest is known for being a scraper with a rock solid chin. Definitely the fight of the night.

Jardine wins via TKO at 4:41 of round one

Thiago Alves vs. Tony DeSouza

Good fight, I’m going to keep my eye on Alves from know on.

DeSouza wins via knockout at 1:10 of the second round.