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UFC 74: Respect

UFC 74
  • Saturday 08.25.2007
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $3,307,000
  • Attendance: 11,118 (Paid: 9,622)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 485,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 9
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

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  • Fight of the Night
    Randy Couture vs. Gabriel Gonzaga   |   $40,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Knockout of the Night
    Patrick Cote vs. Kendall Grove   |   $40,000 bonus to Cote
  • Submission of the Night
    Thales Leites vs. Ryan Jensen   |   $40,000 bonus to Leites
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Referees

  • Herb Dean
    Couture vs. Gonzaga (9)Cote vs. Grove (5)Leites vs. Jensen (2)
  • John McCarthy
    St. Pierre vs. Koscheck (8)Stevenson vs. Pellegrino (6)Mir vs. Hardonk (3)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Huerta vs. Crane (7)Sobral vs. Heath (4)Guida vs. Aurelio (1)

UFC 74 Wiki Update Wiki

After winning the Heavyweight Championship in improbably heroic fashion against Tim Sylvia earlier in the year, Randy Couture defended his title with flying colors in a bloody battle with the larger, younger Gabriel Gonzaga in the main event of UFC 74 in August of 2007. Although Couture broke his forearm blocking a Gonzaga head kick, he turned the pressure on and finished Gonzaga with strikes on the ground in the third round.


In the co-featured bout of the evening, former Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre bounced back from his title loss to Matt Serra by dominating Josh Koscheck over the course of three rounds. St-Pierre impressed critics by controlling Kocheck, an NCAA Division 1 All-American, on the ground for much of the fight.

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