by FTX (2005-08-26)
Chuck “The Iceman�? Liddell iced out Jeremy Horn to a standing room only crowd as he defended his Light Heavyweight championship title in spectacular form at UFC 54: BOILING POINT tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Liddell delivered tremendous punching power knocking Horn down several times prior to Horn’s surrender in the fourth round.The crowd of more than 13,500 included celebrities Shaquille O’Neal, Wilmer Valderrama, Ice-T, Mario Lopez, Kevin James, Michael Clarke Duncan, James Caan and Willa Ford.
Also on the card was a sensational matchup between Randy “The Natural�? Couture and Mike Van Arsdale, which ended with Couture submitting Van Arsdale by choke hold at 52 seconds in the third round.
World class fighters Frank Trigg, Georges “Rush” St. Pierre and “The Nightmare” Diego Sanchez also competed in the Octagon™ tonight.The event will be replayed throughout the next 30 days on iN DEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH Network, TVN, Bell ExpressVu and Viewer’s Choice Canada.
Following are all bout results:
MAIN EVENT:Light Heavyweight Championship Bout
Chuck Liddell – 204 LBvs Jeremy Horn – 203 LB
Liddell defeated Horn by TKO at 2:46 in the fourth round.
Light Heavyweight Bout
Randy Couture – 206 LBvs Mike Van Arsdale – 205 LB
Couture submitted Van Arsdale with a choke hold at 52 second in the third round.
Light Heavyweight Bout
Terry Martin – 206 LB vs James Irvin– 206 LB
Irvin defeated Martin by KO 9 seconds into the second round with a flying knee strike.
Trevor Prangley – 184.5 LBvs Travis Lutter – 186 LB
Prangley defeated Lutter by unanimous decision (29-27; 29-26; 29-27).
Joe Doerksen – 185.5 LB vs Matt Lindland – 185.5 LB
Lindland defeated Doerksen by unanimous decision (30-27; 29-28; 30-27).
Georges St. Pierre – 170 LBvs Frank Trigg – 170 LB
St. Pierre defeated Trigg by submission with a rear naked choke at 4:09 in the first round.
Brian Gassaway – 170 LBvs Diego Sanchez – 170.5 LB
Sanchez submitted Gassaway by tapout at 1:56 into the second round.
SWING BOUT: Heavyweight Bout
Tra Telligman – 229 LBvs Tim Sylvia – 264 LB
Tim Sylvia defeated Telligman by KO with one second remaining in the first round.
For more UFC action, the premiere of Season II of The Ultimate Fighter premieres Monday, August 22 at 11:00pm ET/PT on Spike TV. Also, UFC 55: FURY takes place Friday, October 7 live from Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets are priced at $350, $250, $150, $75 and $35 for an eight-fight card and are available through ufc.tv, Ticketmaster locations and http://www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket purchases are subject to transaction fees.
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