UFC 68

UFC 68

UFC 68: The Uprising
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date March 3, 2007
Venue Nationwide Arena
City Columbus, Ohio
Attendance 19,049 (17,358 paid)
Total gate $3,014,000[1]
Buyrate 534,000[2]
Total purse $697,000 (disclosed)[1]
Event chronology
UFC 67: All or Nothing UFC 68: The Uprising UFC Fight Night: Stevenson vs Guillard

UFC 68: The Uprising was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 3, 2007 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Background

UFC 68 was the first UFC event held in the state of Ohio, and coincided with the 2007 Arnold Sports Festival. The sold-out event produced the highest verifiable live attendance to date for a mixed martial arts event in North America with 19,079 spectators.[3] At the time it was the largest attendance for a MMA event in the United States.

In the main event, UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia was set to defend his title against Randy Couture, who was coming out of a 12-month retirement. Couture, a former UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion, hadn't fought as a heavyweight since UFC 39 in 2002.

Also featured at UFC 68 were the return bouts of former champions Matt Hughes at welterweight and Rich Franklin at middleweight.[4]



Results

  1. ^ For the Heavyweight Championship.
  2. ^ Excessive damage to MacDonald's right eye prompted his corner to signal for the end of the bout.


Bonus awards

References

  1. ^ a b "Official UFC 68 Salaries ...". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  2. ^ Stupp, Dann (2007-10-30). "UFC Officials Rebut Randy Couture’s Pay Claims". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  3. ^ Trembow, Ivan (2007-06-08). "K-1 DYNAMITE ATTENDANCE BREAKDOWN". MMAWeekly.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-08. 
  4. ^ "UFC Coming to Ohio with a Vengeance". UFC.com. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 

External links

  • Official UFC website
  • UFC 68 Results on Sherdog.com
  • Official UFC 68 website
  • Official UFC 68 Fight Card