Birth Name: Charles David Liddell
A.K.A.: The Iceman
Birth Date: December 17, 1969
Born in: Santa Barbara, California
Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell is a legend of the sport and one of the most popular MMA fighters in the world. He is known for his excellent striking ability and takedown defense.
After defeating Randy Couture for the UFC Light-Heavyweight title in April of 2005, Liddell dominated the division with four successful title defenses before losing his title to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 71. After losing to Jackson, Liddell went on to lose the next four of his five bouts. He lost to Rich Franklin at UFC 115 via KO in the first round. While he has not offically made a statement, it is believed that the Franklin bout will be the last of Liddell’s career.
Liddell also gained noteriety for competing on season 9 of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. He also appeared in a cameo on the hit HBO show Entourage as well as cameos in the films The Death and Life of Bobby Z, 300 and Drillbit Taylor.
MAJOR TITLES WON: UFC Light-Heavyweight
NOTABLE VICTORIES: Wanderlei Silva, Tito Ortiz, Renato Sobral, Randy Couture, Alistair Overeem, Vitor Belfort, Guy Mezger, Kevin Randleman
NOTABLE LOSSES: Rich Franklin, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Rashad Evans, Keith Jardine, Quinton Jackson, Randy Couture, Jeremy Horn