Completed MMA Event

UFC 68: Uprising

UFC 68
  • Saturday 03.03.2007
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Nationwide Arena
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $3,014,000
  • Attendance: 19,049 (Paid: 17,358)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 540,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 9
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Fight Card

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Couture vs. Sylvia (9)Lambert vs. Sobral (5)Hamill vs. Holman (4)
  • Herb Dean
    Kampmann vs. McFedries (8)Franklin vs. MacDonald (7)Tibau vs. Dent (2)
  • Mark Matheny
    Hughes vs. Lytle (6)Fitch vs. Fioravanti (3)Varner vs. Gilliam (1)

UFC 68 Wiki Update Wiki

In an event that produced the highest attendance to date in North American MMA history, UFC 68 featured a heavyweight title fight between former champion and UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture and defending champion and 6’8” Tim Sylvia. Many pundits considered the bout a mismatch, as Couture was significantly smaller and older than his opponent.


Twenty-five minutes later, all 19,000+ fans in attendance were on their feet cheering the victorious Couture, who had set the tone in the opening moments by cracking Sylvia with a powerful strike to the jaw, then dominating him with a series of takedowns and complete control on the ground for the duration of the five round fight. Couture had regained the Heavyweight title once again.

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