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UFC 73: Stacked

UFC 73
  • Saturday 07.07.2007
  • 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, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $1,551,920
  • Attendance: 13,183
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 425,000 | TV Ratings:
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 9
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

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  • Submission of the Night
    Chris Lytle vs. Jason Gilliam   |   $40,000 bonus to Lytle
  • Fight of the Night
    Jorge Gurgel vs. Diego Saraiva   |   $40,000 bonus to each fighter
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Referees

  • Jon Schorle
    Lytle vs. Gilliam Bonnar vs. Nickels (4)Edgar vs. Bocek (1)
  • Yves Lavigne
    Florian vs. Robinson (9)Nogueira vs. Herring III (5)Gurgel vs. Saraiva (3)
  • John McCarthy
    Silva vs. Marquardt (8)Evans vs. Ortiz (7)Sherk vs. França (6)

UFC 73 Wiki Update Wiki

True to its billing, UFC 73 was stacked from top to bottom, showcasing two title fights, featuring Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and Lightweight Champion Sean Sherk, respectively, along with a light heavyweight bout pitting former champion Tito Ortiz against TUF 2 winner Rashad Evans.


While Silva knocked Nate Marquardt out in the first round, the other two featured bouts resulted in controversy. Evans and Ortiz fought to a draw after Ortiz was deducted a point for grabbing the fence to avoid a takedown, whereas Sherk and challenger Hermes Franca both tested positive for performance enhancing drugs following the event. Sherk was later stripped of his title. UFC 73 also marked the promotional debut of former Pride Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:54 PM ET
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