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UFC 56: Full Force

UFC 56
  • Saturday 11.19.2005
  • 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: Matt Vasgersian, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $1,986,000
  • Attendance: 12,000 (Paid: 9,995)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 200,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 8
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Hughes vs. Riggs Franklin vs. Quarry (8)
  • Herb Dean
    Gonzaga vs. Jordan (7)St. Pierre vs. Sherk (5)Hoger vs. Newton (3)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    Horn vs. Prangley (4)Alves vs. Chalangov (2)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Thompson vs. Wisniewski (1)

UFC 56 Wiki Update Wiki

Drawing even more Pay Per View buys than Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell did in his first title defense, UFC 56 featured title defenses in the welterweight and middleweight divisions by champions and TUF 2 coaches Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin. It was received as one of the best fight cards of the year.


In addition to dominant wins by Hughes and Franklin, which included Franklin’s highlight reel knockout of Nate Quarry, the event featured one of the biggest wins of Georges St-Pierre’s early career, as he dominated Sean Sherk, becoming the first fighter to finish him and only the second to beat him.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:57 PM ET
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