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UFC 72: Victory

UFC 72
  • Saturday 06.16.2007
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: The Odyssey
  • Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $1,200,000
  • Attendance: 7,850
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 200,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 8
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

    Black on white 26x21
  • Fight of the Night
    Tyson Griffin vs. Clay Guida   |   $40,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Ed Herman vs. Scott Smith   |   $40,000 bonus to Herman
  • Knockout of the Night
    Marcus Davis vs. Jason Tan   |   $40,000 bonus to Davis
  • Black on white 26x21

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Franklin vs. Okami Griffin vs. Guida (5)
  • Herb Dean
    Griffin vs. Ramirez (7)Herman vs. Smith (4)Sanchez vs. Robinson (2)
  • Yves Lavigne
    MacDonald vs. Singer (6)Davis vs. Tan (3)Hazelett vs. Lynch (1)

UFC 72 Wiki Update Wiki

Bereft of a title fight to headline the organizations’ first trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland, UFC 72, featuring a main event between former Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin and top contender Yushin Okami, was the poorest-performing Pay Per View of the year, drawing just 200,000 buys.


In the main event, Franklin overcame some adversity, losing one round on all three judges’ scorecards, to grind out a Unanimous Decision. Martin Kampmann was originally scheduled to face Franklin, but was forced out of the bout due to injury.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:53 PM ET
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