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UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2

UFC 52
  • Saturday 04.16.2005
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • 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): $2,575,450
  • Attendance: 14,562 (Paid: 12,643)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 280,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 8
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts


  • John McCarthy
    Liddell vs. Couture II (8)St. Pierre vs. Miller (4)
  • Herb Dean
    Sobral vs. Wiuff (7)Doerksen vs. Cote (2)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    Hughes vs. Trigg II (6)Salaverry vs. Riggs (3)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Lindland vs. Lutter (5)Van Arsdale vs. Marsh (1)

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Following up on the massive success of the live Ultimate Fighter Finale on Spike TV, UFC 52 featured the legendary rematch between Ultimate Fighter Season 1 coaches Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell. In addition to drawing the most lucrative live gate in the company's history up to that point, UFC 52 did over 280,000 Pay Per View buys, making it the most watched event since the very early days of the UFC.

UFC 52 featured one of the most impressive come-from-behind victories in UFC history when Matt Hughes choked out Frank Trigg in the first round in a true bad blood rematch. It also marked Liddell's win of the Light Heavyweight Championship, a title he would go on to defend four times before losing it in 2007.

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