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UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira

UFC 102
  • Saturday 08.29.2009
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Rose Garden
  • Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $1,920,000
  • Attendance: 16,088
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 435,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

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  • Fight of the Night
    Randy Couture vs. Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira   |   $60,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Chris Leben vs. Jake Rosholt   |   $60,000 bonus to Rosholt
  • Knockout of the Night
    Demian Maia vs. Nate Marquardt   |   $60,000 bonus to Marquardt
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  • Mario Yamasaki
    Couture vs. Nogueira (11)Duffee vs. Hague (3)
  • Herb Dean
    Jardine vs. Silva (10)Vera vs. Soszynski (7)McCully vs. Russow (4)
  • Yves Lavigne
    Leben vs. Rosholt (9)Herman vs. Simpson (6)Catone vs. Muñoz (2)
  • Dave Hagen
    Maia vs. Marquardt (8)Gonzaga vs. Tuchscherer (5)
  • Shawn Gregory
    Aurelio vs. Dunham (1)

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Fight Predictions

Tapology members can make predictions for upcoming MMA & Boxing fights. UFC 102 is closed for new predictions. 17 total members made predictions on this event, breaking down as follows below.

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UFC 102 Wiki Update Wiki

Although both Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira had been beaten badly in their previous fights, it was Nogueira who most fans questioned for having enough gas in the tank left to take on a wrestler as tough and durable as Couture. Three rounds later, Nogueira had answered all of the questions, bludgeoning Couture to earn a Unanimous Decision in one of the best fights of the year.

Although he was competitive in defeat, Couture decided to make the move back down to 205lbs. following back-to-back losses to much larger and heavier men while competing at heavyweight.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:57 PM ET
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