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UFC 109: Relentless

UFC 109
  • Saturday 02.06.2010
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Spike TV
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,273,000
  • Attendance: 10,753 (Paid: 7,432)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 285,000 | TV Ratings: 1.7M viewers (Spike)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

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  • Fight of the Night
    Nate Marquardt vs. Chael Sonnen   |   $60,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Mike Swick vs. Paulo Thiago   |   $60,000 bonus to Thiago
  • Knockout of the Night
    Matt Serra vs. Frank Trigg   |   $60,000 bonus to Serra
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Referees

  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Couture vs. Coleman (11)Maia vs. Miller (8)Davis vs. Stann (3)
  • Josh Rosenthal
    Marquardt vs. Sonnen (10)Serra vs. Trigg (7)Guillard vs. Torres (5)Tuchscherer vs. Hague (2)
  • Herb Dean
    Swick vs. Thiago (9)Buchholz vs. Danzig (6)Nover vs. Emerson (4)Beltran vs. Gracie (1)

Fight Predictions

Tapology members can make predictions for upcoming MMA & Boxing fights. UFC 109 is closed for new predictions. 11 total members made predictions on this event, breaking down as follows below.

Leaderboard of the best predictions by member: UFC 109 Leaderboard

UFC 109 Wiki Update Wiki

Although it was not hampered by the rash of injuries that January’s UFC 108 was, UFC 109 was nevertheless one of the lowest-performing Pay Per View efforts of the year, drawing just 275,000 buys due to a weak main event between Randy Couture and Mark Coleman and a middleweight contender’s bout between Nate Marquardt and Chael Sonnen that drew little interest. Couture defeated Coleman handily in the main event, bouncing the aging “Grandaddy of Ground and Pound” from the promotion, while Sonnen earned himself a title shot by grinding out a Unanimous Decision against Marquardt in an upset victory.


Originally, a Middleweight title bout between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort was planned for the event, but Silva withdrew due to elbow surgery. Sonnen immediately began campaigning for his title shot by publicly bashing Silva in his post-fight comments to drum up interest in the matchup. The ploy worked, and Sonnen was soon granted his title bout with “The Spider.”

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:58 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

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    Watch the official HL video for UFC 109 featuring Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman and Chael Sonnen vs. Nate Marquardt.

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