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UFC 65: Bad Intentions

UFC 65
  • Saturday 11.18.2006
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: ARCO Arena
  • Location: Sacramento, California, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Randy Couture
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Randy Couture
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,138,020
  • Attendance: 14,666 (Paid: 12,362)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 500,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 9
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Hardonk vs. Pendergarst St. Pierre vs. Hughes II (9)Sylvia vs. Monson (8)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    McFedries vs. Sakara (7)Stevenson vs. Mishima (5)Irvin vs. Ramirez (2)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Vera vs. Mir (6)Diaz vs. Tibau (4)O'Brien vs. Schockman (1)

UFC 65 Wiki Update Wiki

After avenging his only UFC loss in six years to BJ Penn at UFC 63, Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes found himself facing the most dangerous challenge to his belt yet in the form of hungry Canadian phenom Georges St-Pierre, who had cruised through the rest of the division after losing to Hughes in a 2004 effort that left a bitter taste in his mouth.


Scarcely over one round later, St-Pierre would be Welterweight Champion of the world after knocking Hughes down with a head kick and finishing him with unanswered elbows from Hughes’s guard. Although St-Pierre was considered the best welterweight in the world at the time, he was defeated in his first title defense by heavy underdog Matt Serra in what remains to many the single biggest upset in MMA history.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:55 PM ET
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