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UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre 2

UFC 83
  • Saturday 04.19.2008
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Bell Centre
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Kenny Florian
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Kenny Florian
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $5,100,000
  • Attendance: 21,390
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 530,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

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  • Knockout of the Night
    Jason MacDonald vs. Joe Doerksen   |   $75,000 bonus to MacDonald
  • Submission of the Night
    Demian Maia vs. Ed Herman   |   $75,000 bonus to Maia
  • Fight of the Night
    Kuniyoshi Hironaka vs. Jonathan Goulet   |   $75,000 bonus to each fighter
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Referees

  • Yves Lavigne
    St. Pierre vs. Serra II (11)Bocek vs. Danzig (7)Clementi vs. Stout (3)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Franklin vs. Lutter (10)MacDonald vs. Doerksen (6)Morris vs. Velasquez (2)
  • Dan Miragliotta
    Starnes vs. Quarry (9)Day vs. Belcher (5)Hironaka vs. Goulet (1)
  • Philippe Chartier
    McCarthy vs. Bisping (8)Maia vs. Herman (4)

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UFC 83 Wiki Update Wiki

After losing his first title defense to heavy underdog Matt Serra in 2007, Canada’s own Georges St-Pierre had rallied with back-to-back wins over Josh Koscheck and Matt Hughes to earn his 2008 rematch, almost exactly one year after his title loss. In the main event, St-Pierre dominated Serra from start to finish and took back his Welterweight Championship with a second-round TKO in front of a raucous Montreal crowd. St-Pierre later stated that this was the single greatest night of his career.


The event marked the UFC’s official debut on Canadian soil, and it drew the largest crowd in the promotion’s history at the time. The title fight between St-Pierre and Serra was preceded by serious trash talk, as both fighters had been angered by their opponent’s comments to the media in the preceding months.

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