IN EVENT 71, UFC FINALLY NAILS ESPN

May 22, 2007 5:23 AM

It took 70 previous events for UFC to corner ESPNEWS (Ch. 321 on Cox cable), but the Chuck Liddell-Quinton Jackson weigh-in will be shown live at 4 p.m. PST Friday at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The mega-fight for the UFC world light heavyweight championship is Saturday, May 26 at the same venue. Liddell is a -220 favorite at Caesars with Jackson at +180.

"ESPNEWS live coverage of the UFC 71 weigh-ins reflects the

incredible popularity of the UFC and our great athletes," said Dana

White, UFC president. Ultimate Fighting events 72, 73 and 74 are this summer. Tito Ortiz is featured in UFC 73 on July 7 in Sacramento and Randy Couture heads UFC 74 on Aug. 25 in Albuquerque. UFC 72 has Rich Franklin on June 16 in Belfast.