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UFC 97: Chuck Liddell vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

The following is from our live coverage of UFC 97 on

Co-Main Event: Chuck Liddell vs. Mauricio Rua

Round one: Rua with a big leg kick right away. Liddell blocks a high kick attempt by Rua. A nice exchange in the center of the cage. Liddell landing some combinations, Rua takes him down and goes for a leg lock. Liddell gets to his feet but Rua keeps him tied up momentarily. Liddell escapes and gets it back to striking game. Liddell shrugs off another takedown attempt then takes Rua down. Liddell lets him up, they circle each other and Rua lands a left hook. Chuck goes down as Rua keeps punching. Liddell tries to get to his feet but shows no defense and the referee stops the fight.

Final result: Rua wins by TKO at 4:28 of Round 1