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UFC 76: Chuck Liddell vs. Keith Jardine

Chuck Liddell vs. Keith Jardine

Round 1: The two exchanged blows with Liddell getting the better of the exchanges early in the round. Jardine got cut above the eye. Jardine kept hitting leg kicks. The two were going toe to toe the whole round. Pretty close, but I’m scoring 10-9 for Jardine.

Round 2: Jardine hit Liddell with some body kicks and hit Liddell with a hard right to know Liddell down. Chuck got right back up and Jardine hit him with a hard kick. Liddell was looking surprised while Jardine was getting more confident. Jardine seemingly slipped and Chuck hit a flurry of punches. Great round with Jardine getting tired towards the end. 10-9 Jardine. Liddell is visibly disoriented as he was going to the wrong corner.

Round 3: Jardine keeps hitting the leg kicks. Jardine hit a leg kick followed by a hard left hook. The announcers noted that Liddell hasn’t gone the distance in a fight in 5 years. The round is over and Liddell raised his arms to boos from the crowd. I’d score it 10-9 Jardine.

Winner: Keith Jardine via split decision. One judge gave it to Liddell 29-28, while the other two scored it 29-28 for Jardine.