This battle of all-time MMA legends took place at UFC 79 on December 29,2007.
Two legends faced off inside the Octagon in this fight. As the fight started you could see the mutual respect. Neither fighter seemed too eager to engage at the start of the fight. The laid back style lasted less than two minutes before the two exchanged some strikes. The first round was slow, but you could feel the tension building.
Silva opened round two by coming out swinging. Silva was pushing the action in this round. Chuck hit the ground on a slip halfway through the round, but jumped right back to his feet. With 1:15 left in the round, Chuck cut Silva, but the blood did not slow the “Axe Murderer” at all and he bloodied Liddell. As the round ticked down Liddell hurt Silva and took him to the ground before the horn sounded.
Chuck right in for a takedown to start round three, but Silva regains his feet. Chuck then stunned Silva with a spinning back fist and Silva was hurt by the strike. Liddell had Silva against the cage for a few seconds, but Silva moved off the cage. As the clock ticks down Silva starts to press, but Chuck takes Silva down with only 15 seconds left and the horn sounds with Silva on the ground.
During rounds two and three these two fighters threw some unbelievably heavy hands that had the crowd on their feet.
The fight won "Fight of the Night" as well as "Fight of the Year."
This was Liddell’s last win and his last great fight.