Liddell To Take On Horn at UFC 54: Boiling Point

Light Heavyweight Belt On The Line In Much-Anticipated Grudge Match;

 Couture Looks To Bounce Back Against Van Arsdale




August 20, 2005

MGM Grand

Las Vegas, Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV--ChuckThe IcemanLiddell will look to avenge the first loss of his career and defend

his UFC® light heavyweight crown in the process when he takes on challenger Jeremy Horn at UFC 54:

Boiling Point this August 20th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Also on the card is a huge

matchup between RandyThe NaturalCouture and Mike Van Arsdale. Six additional bouts will complete

the eight-fight card, which will be available LIVE on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST, on iN

DEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH Network, TVN, Bell ExpressVu and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested

retail price of $34.95.


Grudge Match

Liddell (16-3-0) is fresh off his big win over previous light heavyweight champ Couture at UFC 52, but he’ll

have one thing on his mind when facing Horn: revenge. That’s because Liddell’s first career loss (March 5,

1999, at UFC 19) came when Horn, a longtime veteran of mixed martial arts with a record of 85-13-5,

executed a first-round arm triangle choke on the future champion. So UFC 54 provides a chance for Liddell to

wipe the slate clean against his old nemesis. But Horn’s well-rounded skills and versatility will present a

tough challenge for the champ in what should be a match for the ages.


The Rebound

Couture (13-7-0)--the only man to win UFC titles in two separate weight classes-- is looking to climb his way

back into title contention in the light heavyweight division. ‘The Natural’ is one of the most popular figures

fighting in the UFC today. He’ll have his hands full with Van Arsdale (8-1-0), a world-class wrestler and

athlete who hasn’t lost in almost seven years



Tickets priced at $400, $300, $200, $100 and $50, for the all-star, eight-fight card go on sale at 10 a.m. PT,

Monday, June 6, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations,, and by telephone at 800-929-1111 or 702-891-7777. Ticket

purchases are subject to transaction fees.


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- News release from the UFC website with some editing from us (color, etc...)


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