Las Vegas, Nev. (USA) – On Friday, May 25, beginning at 4 pm PST (7 p.m. EST), ESPNEWS, the nation’s only 24-hour sports news television network, will present live coverage of the weigh-ins for UFC 71: LIDDELL vs. JACKSON featuring UFC World Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. This will mark the first time a major national sports television network will feature live event coverage of the UFC weigh-ins. ESPNEWS anchor David Lloyd will host the network’s coverage from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. studios.
The next day, in what will be the mega-fight of the summer, Liddell will meet Jackson for the second time in an attempt to avenge his loss to the last man who defeated him. Liddell will face his greatest challenge to date when The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization presents UFC 71: LIDDELL vs. JACKSON live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, May 26.
“I am pleased that ESPNEWS is going to broadcast our UFC 71 weigh-ins,” said Dana White, UFC President. “I am most excited for our fans and for their loyalty to our sport. “ESPNEWS’ live coverage of the UFC 71 weigh-ins reflects the incredible popularity of the UFC and our great athletes.”
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