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UFC 54: Boiling Point

UFC 54
  • Saturday 08.20.2005
  • 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): $2,336,000
  • Attendance: 13,520 (Paid: 11,634)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 150,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 8
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Fight Card

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Liddell vs. Horn II (8)St. Pierre vs. Trigg (4)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    Sylvia vs. Telligman (7)Lindland vs. Doerksen (3)
  • Herb Dean
    Couture vs. Van Arsdale (6)Prangley vs. Lutter (2)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Sanchez vs. Gassaway (5)Irvin vs. Martin (1)

UFC 54 Wiki Update Wiki

After breaking into the mainstream by knocking out Randy Couture for the 205lb. title, Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell carried himself and his promotion well in his first title defense against veteran Jeremy Horn in August of 2005, drawing approximately 150,000 Pay Per View buys at UFC 54.


As Horn did not represent the cream of the division’s crop at the time, the fight was billed instead as a chance for redemption for Liddell, who had lost to Horn via choke some years earlier. Liddell’s demolition of the veteran over the course of four rounds gave fans what they wanted to see, and continued “The Iceman’s” popular ascendancy.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:55 PM ET
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