UFC 71 Results

Preliminary card

Light Heavyweight bout: Carmelo Marrero vs. Wilson Gouveia

Gouveia defeats Marrero by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:54 of the first round. This preliminary bout was aired on the pay-per-view broadcast.

Lightweight bout: Jeremy Stephens vs. Din Thomas

Thomas defeats Stephens by submission (armbar) at 2:14 of the second round. Stephens protested after the bout that he did not tap, but referee “Big” John McCarthy immediately stopped the match when Thomas fully hyperextended Stephens’ arm.[3] This preliminary bout was aired on the pay-per-view broadcast.

Light Heavyweight bout: Alan Belcher vs. Sean Salmon

Belcher defeats Salmon by submission (guillotine choke) at 0:53 of the first round.

Light Heavyweight bout: Thiago Silva vs. James Irvin

Silva defeats Irvin by TKO (knee injury) at 1:06 of the first round. In a takedown by Silva, Irvin landed awkwardly on his leg and he partially tore his ACL.[3]

Main card

Middleweight bout: Kalib Starnes vs. Chris Leben

Starnes defeats Leben by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) after three rounds.

Light Heavyweight bout: Houston Alexander vs. Keith Jardine

Alexander defeats Jardine by TKO (strikes) at 0:48 of the first round.

Middleweight bout: Terry Martin vs. Ivan Salaverry

Martin defeats Salaverry via TKO (strikes) at 2:04 of the first round.

Welterweight bout: Karo Parisyan vs. Josh Burkman

Parisyan defeats Burkman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at 5:00 of the third round.

Light Heavyweight Championship bout: Quinton Jackson vs. Chuck Liddell

Jackson defeats Liddell by KO (punches) at 1:53 in the first round. Jackson is the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

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