Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell is a professional mixed martial artist. The Iceman currently fights as a light heavyweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Liddell is primarily known for his stand-up style with a background in Kempo and Koei-Kan Karate. Liddell, along with Randy Couture, is credited with bringing MMA into mainstream America. Liddell has held the PRIDE Middleweight Championship title and the UFC Light Heavyweight title. Liddell currently trains under John Hackleman in Hawaiian Kempo Kickboxing at the Pit in California.

Chuck Liddell's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
06/12/2010 Loss Rich Franklin UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin KO Strike 1 4:55
04/18/2009 Loss Mauricio Rua UFC 97: Redemption TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 4:28
09/06/2008 Loss Rashad Evans UFC 88: Breakthrough KO Strike 2 1:51
12/29/2007 Win Wanderlei Silva UFC 79: Nemesis Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 09/22/2007 Loss Keith Jardine UFC 76: Knock-Out Decision Split Decision 3
05/26/2007 Loss Quinton Jackson UFC 71: Liddell vs Jackson TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 1:53 Title Fight
12/30/2006 Win Tito Ortiz UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz 2 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 3 3:59 Title Fight
08/26/2006 Win Renato Sobral UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 1:35 Title Fight
02/04/2006 Win Randy Couture UFC 57: Liddell vs Couture 3 KO 2 1:28 Title Fight
08/20/2005 Win Jeremy Horn UFC 54: Boiling Point TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 4 2:46 Title Fight
04/16/2005 Win Randy Couture UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2 KO 1 2:06 Title Fight
08/21/2004 Win Vernon White UFC 49: Unfinished Business TKO/RSC 1 4:05
04/02/2004 Win Tito Ortiz UFC 47: It's On TKO/RSC 2
NSF 11/09/2003 Loss Quinton Jackson Pride: Final Conflict 2003 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 3:10
NSF 08/10/2003 Win Alistair Overeem Pride: Total Elimination 2003 KO Strikes 1 3:09
06/06/2003 Loss Randy Couture UFC 43: Meltdown TKO/RSC 3 2:47 Title Fight
11/22/2002 Win Renato Sobral UFC 40: Vendetta TKO/RSC 1 2:59
06/22/2002 Win Vitor Belfort UFC 37.5: As Real As It Gets Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 01/11/2002 Win Amar Suloev UFC 35: Throwdown Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 09/28/2001 Win Murilo Bustamante UFC 33: Victory in Vegas Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 05/27/2001 Win Guy Mezger Pride 14: Clash of the Titans KO Punch 2 2:21
05/04/2001 Win Kevin Randleman UFC 31: Locked and Loaded TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 1:18
NSF 12/16/2000 Win Jeff Monson UFC 29: Defense of the Belts Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 07/18/2000 Win Steve Heath International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 9 KO Kick to the Head 2 5:39
NSF 09/24/1999 Win Paul Jones UFC 22: There Can Be Only One Champion TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from a Cut 1 3:35
NSF 03/31/1999 Win Kenneth Williams Neutral Grounds 11 Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 3:35
NSF 03/05/1999 Loss Jeremy Horn UFC 19: Young Guns KO Choked Unconscious from an Arm Triangle Choke 1 12:00
NSF 08/23/1998 Win Jose Landi-Jons International Vale Tudo Championship 6: The Challenge Decision Unanimous Decision 1
NSF 05/15/1998 Win Noe Hernandez UFC 17: Redemption Decision Unanimous Decision 1
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest


Fighter Bio

Career

Striking - Chuck Liddell is considered one of the best strikers presently competing in the sport. He is a proven Kickboxer possessing lethal punches, powerful kicks, and devastating knees. The Iceman is like a silent killer, whose overhand looping right punch can end a match in an instant. Liddell's punches, namely his straight right, are his strong suit and they often earn him the victory.

Grappling - Though he is primarily a striker, Liddell has a strong background as a wrestler from both High School and College. He is good at maneuvering on the ground against decent grapplers and has a great sprawl that many talented wrestlers have struggled against. Liddell also possesses an uncanny ability to get back to his feet when taken down.

Submission - Liddell has done some submission training and focuses on the leg lock when he cannot knock his opponent out. It is reported that Chuck Liddell holds a Purple Belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Though he is able, Liddell seldom tries to submit or even shoot in on an opponent.

Strengths - Liddell's obvious strength is his striking ability, but he is also a well rounded fighter. He can do it all pretty well.

Weaknesses - Liddell has proven to be a stereotypical striker, he is extremely dangerous early on in fights if he can keep it standing. In the past, the "Iceman" has shown a tendency to melt as the fight progresses, but this no longer appears to be a factor. Although Liddell's cardio has improved by leaps and bounds over the years, he occasionally finds it difficult to put opponents away as the fight goes on.

Conclusion - Chuck Liddell is presently at the top of the food chain in the UFC Light Heavyweight division. With victories over opponents such as Kevin Randleman, Guy Mezger, Murilo Bustamante, Vitor Belfort, Renato Sobral, Alistair Overeem, Tito Ortiz, Vernon White, Randy Couture and Jeremy Horn, there is no arguing that Chuck Liddell is one of the best the sport has to offer.

Career Highlights

Defeats Noe Hernandez at 'UFC 17'

Gets a decision victory over Jeff Monsoon at 'UFC 29'

Defeats Kevin Randleman by knockout at 'UFC 31'

Knocks out Guy Mezger at 'Pride 14'

Beats Murilo Bustamante by decision at 'UFC 33'

Gets a decision victory over Vitor Belfort at 'UFC 37.5' to become the number one contender for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title

Knocks out Renato Sobral at 'UFC 40'

Gets a KO victory over Alistair Overeem at the 'Pride Grand Prix 2003 - Total Elimination' event

Knocks out Tito Ortiz at 'UFC 47'

Knocks out Vernon White at 'UFC 49'

Knocks out Randy Couture at 'UFC 52' to become the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

Scores a TKO victory over Jeremy Horn at 'UFC 54' to successfully defend his UFC Light Heavyweight title for the first time

Defeats Renato Sobral to successfully defend his UFC Light Heavyweight title.

Defeats Tito Ortiz to successfully defend his UFC Light Heavyweight title.

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