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UFC 59: Reality Check

UFC 59
  • Saturday 04.15.2006
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Arrowhead Pond
  • Location: Anaheim, California, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,191,450
  • Attendance: 13,814 (Paid: 13,060)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 425,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 9
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Referees

  • Herb Dean
    Tanner vs. Levens Sylvia vs. Arlovski II (9)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    Alves vs. Noble Parisyan vs. Thompson (4)
  • Marco Lopez
    Sherk vs. Diaz (8)Terrell vs. Smith (3)
  • John McCarthy
    Ortiz vs. Griffin I (7)Monson vs. Cruz (5)Lambert vs. Martin (2)

UFC 59 Wiki Update Wiki

In what was then the fastest sellout in UFC history, UFC 59: Reality Check proved that in 2006, even without his belt, former Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz was still the biggest draw in the sport. Led by Ortiz’s bout with TUF upstart Forrest Griffin, UFC 59 drew about 425,000 Pay Per View buys, topping the rubber match between Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture.


In the main event of the evening, Tim Sylvia retook his Heavyweight Championship by defeating Andrei Arlovski in the first round, while Ortiz won a competitive Split Decision over Griffin in the co-featured bout of the evening.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:58 PM ET
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