UFC 62 Ultimate Fighting Championship Liddell And Sobral Tonight

UFC 62 Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipUFC 62 Ultimate Fighting Championship tonight between Chuck Liddell and Sobral at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas. Defending UFC champion Chuck Liddell, 36, has 18 wins, 11 by knockout.

Chuck Liddell could be dabbling in other ventures. There is the accounting degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo collecting dust somewhere and a soft-spoken demeanor outside the octagon that betrays his proficiency inside of it. But an office job would have never sufficed for Chuck Liddell, who will defend his 205-pound title tonight against Renato Sobral at Ultimate Fighting Challenge UFC 62 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas. After all, it would have wasted his best asset: a devastating right hand that has sent a procession of the top names in mixed martial arts spiraling to the canvas while vaulting him to the top of the sport.

Chuck Liddell (18-3) is a fighter through and through, adapting a take-on-all-comers approach that has led him to this point. He has avenged all but one of his career losses; he has defeated former champions Randy Couture (twice), Vitor Belfort and Tito Ortiz, as well as No. 1 heavyweight contender Jeff Monson. 

The results of his fights are rarely left for debate, which is one of the main reasons UFC Chuck Liddell, 36, has garnered an increasingly rabid fan base. Of his 18 career victories, 11 of them have ended in a knockout. And although he is primarily a kickboxer, his wrestling ability makes it virtually impossible for opponents to take him down, forcing them to stand in with him and dangerously trade blows.

Chuck Liddell UFC“People like his style. People like real fighters,” UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White said. “Chuck is one of those guys who will fight anybody, anywhere. He likes to stand up when he fights, and a lot of people get it.”

How much more Chuck Liddell can do to cement his legacy is another issue, especially now that a proposed fight between Liddell and Wanderlei Silva — the light heavyweight champion of Pride Fighting Championships — appears doubtful after negotiations stalled between the UFC Ultimate Fighting Challenge and the Japanese MMA, mixed martial arts organization.

The UFC Ultimate Fighting Challenge has a backup plan, White said, which would pit the winner of tonight’s title fight against Tito Ortiz in December. But before Liddell can start mapping out his future he must first get past Sobral, which figures to be no easy task. Sobral (27-5) has won 10 straight fights against staunch competition since Liddell knocked him out in their first match back in November 2002.

Tonight’s pay-per-view card of UFC 62 Ultimate Fighting Challenge, which starts at 10 p.m., also will feature a rematch between light heavyweights Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar, whose first bout — a split decision in favor of Griffin in April of last year — is widely regarded as one of the best fights in UFC Ultimate Fighting Challenge history.

Source: Washington Post

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UFC 62 Ultimate Fighting Championship Liddell and Sobral tonight at Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas.

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