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UFC 63: Hughes vs Penn

UFC 63
  • Saturday 09.23.2006
  • 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): $1,582,370
  • Attendance: 12,604 (Paid: 9,343)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 400,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 9
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

    Black on white 26x21
  • Fight of the Night
    Matt Hughes vs. BJ Penn II   |   $40,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Fight of the Night
    Roger Huerta vs. Jason Dent   |   $40,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Knockout of the Night
    Joe Lauzon vs. Jens Pulver   |   $40,000 bonus to Lauzon
  • Submission of the Night
    Tyson Griffin vs. David Lee   |   $40,000 bonus to Griffin
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  • John McCarthy
    Hughes vs. Penn II Evans vs. Lambert (6)Sanchez vs. Neto (3)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Huerta vs. Dent Swick vs. Loiseau (8)Griffin vs. Lee (1)
  • Herb Dean
    Guillard vs. Ruediger (7)Lauzon vs. Pulver (5)Gurgel vs. Abbadi (2)

UFC 63 Wiki Update Wiki

UFC 63 featured one of the most highly-anticipated main events of the year, when Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes found himself staring down the barrel of a hot-blooded Hawaiian by the name of BJ Penn for the second time after top contender Georges St-Pierre, who had defeated Penn earlier that year to earn a title shot, was forced out of the fight due to a groin injury.

Penn had shocked the world two years earlier by submitting Hughes and stealing the belt, but the rematch went much differently. Hughes outlasted and out muscled the smaller Penn before finishing him with short punches from the mounted crucifix position in the third round, marking his sixth consecutive victory.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:55 PM ET
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