Date: December 30, 2006
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
City: Las Vegas, Nevada USA

Preliminary card

  • Heavyweight bout:  Christian Wellisch vs.  Anthony Perosh
Wellisch wins by unanimous decision. Judges scored the bout 29–28, 29–28, and 29–27.
  • Middleweight bout:  Yushin Okami vs.  Rory Singer
Okami wins by submission (strikes) at 4:03 of round three. Singer was a late replacement for David Terrell, who withdrew due to an elbow injury.[5]
  • Heavyweight bout:  Gabriel Gonzaga vs.  Carmelo Marrero
Gonzaga wins by submission (armbar) at 3:22 of round one. This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Liddell vs. Ortiz fight.
  • Welterweight bout:  Thiago Alves vs.  Tony DeSouza
Alves wins by knockout at 1:10 of round two. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Griffin vs. Jardine fight.
After the fight Alves tested positive for spironolactone.[6] He was fined $5,500 by the NSAC and suspended for eight months. [4] Alves is the first fighter in Nevada to ever test positive for a diuretic.

Main card

  • Light Heavyweight bout:  Michael Bisping vs.  Eric Schafer
Bisping wins by technical knockout (strikes) at 4:24 into of round one.
  • Heavyweight bout:  Andrei Arlovski vs.  Márcio Cruz
Arlovski wins by knockout (strikes) at 3:15 into of round one.
  • Middleweight bout:  Jason MacDonald vs.  Chris Leben
MacDonald wins by technical submission (referee stoppage) from a modified guillotine choke at 4:01 into round two.
  • Light Heavyweight bout:  Forrest Griffin vs.  Keith Jardine
Jardine wins by technical knockout (strikes) at 4:41 into of round one.
  • Light Heavyweight Championship bout:  Chuck Liddell (c) vs.  Tito Ortiz
Liddell wins by technical knockout (strikes) at 3:57 into round three. Liddell retains the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.


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