Born December 17, 1969 is an American mixed martial artist and former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion. Liddell has an extensive striking background in Kempo karate, Koei-Kan karate and Kickboxing. As a professional Kickboxer he had a record of 20 wins and only 2 losses with 16 wins by way of knockout. He also has a grappling background in collegiate wrestling. An unorthodox striker, due to his relaxed hands-down stance and the angles at which he throws punches, with exceptional knockout ability he tends to use his wrestling skills to defend against takedowns.