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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chuck Liddell (ly-DELL) has been knocked out — of "Dancing With the Stars," that is.

The Ultimate Fighting champ was eliminated from the ABC dance competition Tuesday.

Liddell and his professional partner earned praise from the judges for their entertaining country two-step Monday, but the pair collected just 17 points out of 30 for the performance.

Head judge Len Goodman cited the "novelty value" of the mixed martial artist donning dance shoes, "but your quality of dancing isn't there."

Viewer votes are combined with judges' scores to determine which contestant is eliminated each week.