The couple's daughter reportedly gave a statement to authorities that she saw her parents pushing each other and Liddell was reported to have red marks on his face and chest from the confrontation while Northcott bore no visible injuries. The former UFC great released a statement after his arrest saying he was the victim in the incident and volunteered to go with police in his wife's place indicating there were family mental health issues involved. Liddell has subsequently filed for divorce from Northcott.
The undercard saw a spate of minor UFC records set. Andrei Arlovski won a unanimous decision over Carlos Felipe to extend his heavyweight record for wins to 21. Jim Miller set the record for most UFC appearances with 38 as he knocked out Erick Gonzalez. And Lupita Godinez, who fought just seven days ago, set a modern day record for the shortest time between bouts in dropping a decision to Luana Carolina.
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Liddell released a statement via Instagram saying he was the victim of the incident, that his wife assaulted him but he did not respond. However, he said that when deputies informed him his wife would be arrested, he volunteered to go in her place. One of the most popular fighters in UFC history, Liddell was the company's light heavyweight champion from 2005 to 2007. He last fought in 2018.
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Dern had her moments, notably in the second round when she managed to drag Rodriguez to the mat with a missed hip throw. Though she was on bottom, Dern quickly reversed Rodriguez flowing from a north-south position to side control to a crucifix and, finally, to full mount where she delivered some strong ground and pound. But the Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion was unable to finish it and Rodriguez took control in the remaining rounds keeping most of the fight standing while mixing her punches and kicks well. When Dern did manage to force her way inside, Rodriguez met her with hard knees to the body. It was enough to claim the decision as Rodriguez moves to 15-1-2 while Dern falls to 11-2.
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