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Jackson KOs Liddell in first round to take UFC light-heavyweight title

Updated: June 26, 2007, 11:57 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Quinton Jackson upset Chuck Liddell to win the UFC light-heavyweight title Saturday night at UFC 71, dethroning the champion with a hard right to the chin in the first round.

Liddell toppled and Jackson jumped in to throw a couple of punches for good measure before referee John McCarthy stepped in at 1:53 of the first round to protect the fallen champion. Only a few punches were thrown before the one that tagged Liddell and at one point Jackson, who had been stalking the ...

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