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UFC 28: High Stakes

UFC 28

Fight Card

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Couture vs. Randleman (7)Sobral vs. Smith (6)Barnett vs. McGee (5)Arlovski vs. Brink (4)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    Pulver vs. Lewis (3)Hughes vs. Stiebling (2)Earwood vs. Lytle (1)

UFC 28 Wiki Update Wiki

The title of UFC 28 was oddly fitting, as it adequately portrayed not only the risk/reward aspect of some of the card's stellar fights, but also the precarious financial situation of parent company SEG, which would go on to sell the UFC a few months later to Zuffa, LLC. UFC 28 would be the last event held by SEG in the United States.


The event featured the promotional debuts of some of the sport's future stars, including Andrei Arlovski, Renato "Babalu" Sobral, and Josh Barnett, and it also marked the UFC return of former Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture. In an important change, the event was also the first to be sanctioned by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board and was held under the newly formed "Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts," which introduced stricter weight classes.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:54 PM ET
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