Ajax loader

Completed Event

UFC 15.5: Ultimate Japan

UFC 15.5

Fight Card

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Couture vs. Smith (7)Sakuraba vs. Silveira II (6)Belfort vs. Charles (5)Shamrock vs. Jackson (4)Sakuraba vs. Silveira I (3)Abbott vs. Anjo (2)Telligman vs. Kohler (1)

Tapology Consensus Rankings For UFC 15.5 Rankings FAQ

UFC 15.5 Wiki Update Wiki

Continuing the tradition of ending the year with an "Ultimate" tournament in which it presented all of its best champions and company stars, the UFC came to Yokohama, Japan in December 1997 with the most stacked card in its four-year history.


Along with featuring the promotional debuts of MMA legends Frank Shamrock and Kazushi Sakuraba, UFC 15.5 featured the first Heavyweight Championship win by Randy Couture, as well as yet another Superfight win by Brazilian phenom Vitor Belfort. Mike Goldberg replaced longtime UFC play-by-play announcer Bruce Beck at this event.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:56 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

  • MMAFighting.com : Jose Aldo requests his release from the UFC
  • MMA Weekly : Conor McGregor Went Off on Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 Kickoff Presser (video)
  • MMAFighting.com : Conor McGregor predicts first-round knockout of Eddie Alvarez
  • MMAFighting.com : Conor McGregor predicts first-round knockout of Eddie Alavrez
  • MMAFighting.com : Cris Cyborg helps deliver solid ratings for UFC Fight Night 95
  • MMA Weekly : Dana White: Ronda Rousey Absolutely Wants to Fight Cris Cyborg… So? No?
  • MMAFighting.com : Claudia Gadelha vs. Cortney Casey added to UFC Fight Night 100
  • MMA Weekly : Would Michael Bisping Fight at UFC 205?
  • MMAFighting.com : Conor McGregor opens as favorite over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205
  • MMA Weekly : Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson in the Works for UFC 205
  • MMAFighting.com : Dana White: Ronda Rousey interested in fighting Cris Cyborg, could do it at 140
  • MMA Weekly : Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez Head Today’s UFC 205 Kickoff Presser, Live at 6p ET
  • MMAFighting.com : Dana White: Conor McGregor will have to give up a title after UFC 205
  • MMAFighting.com : Pros react to UFC 205 getting Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez, more
  • MMA Weekly : Dana White: If Conor McGregor Wins Second Belt, It Will Be a Short Reign
  • MMAFighting.com : Dana White said he’s working on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson for UFC 205
  • MMA Weekly : Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero Latest, Perhaps Final, UFC 205 Bout
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 205: Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez the right call?
  • MMA Weekly : Khabib Nurmagomedov Feels He ‘Got Used’ to Make Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez
  • MMAFighting.com : Dana White: Roy Nelson ‘needs to be buried’ for kicking Big John McCarthy