The fight was a long time coming, at around six years in the making.
At their peaks, Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva were often thought to be the most dangerous and destructive fighters at 205 lbs. The match fell through negotiations numerous times, and for a while it seemed to be a mere fantasy, a "what if?" in the world of MMA.
Wanderlei Silva, was a psychotic, muay thai wrecking machine in his days over at Pride, he was the epitome of violence in MMA. However, his last appearance in Pride saw him brutally knocked out against Dan Henderson.
Chuck Liddell was one of the longest reigning light heavyweight champions in UFC history. His destructions against Randy Couture and Tito Ortiz were simply legendary. However, he lost his title to Quinton Jackson, and then suffered a disappointing loss to Keith Jardine.
Some may have preferred to have seen this fight while both fighters were still in their prime, but nobody could argue that it delivered some spectacular action.
After an amazing, action packed war, that saw Wanderlei almost finished on numerous occasions, Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell walked away with a unanimous decision.
The fight was declared Fight of the Night, won Fight of the Year in 2007, and is often hailed as one of the greatest fights in UFC history.