UFC 52 Couture vs. Liddell 2

UFC 52 – Couture vs. Liddell 2

UFC 52 – Couture vs. Liddell 2

UFC 52 Couture vs. Liddell 2

UFC 52




UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 16, 2005, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States and Canada, and later released on DVD.

Headlining the card were the coaches of The Ultimate Fighter, Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell. At the time, it was the highest-grossing UFC event ever at the live gate, with $2,575,450 in ticket sales.[2] Dan “The Beast” Severn was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at this event.

The total fighter payroll for UFC 52 was $519,500.[3]

The rematch bout between Matt Hughes and Frank Trigg for the Welterweight Title is current President of the UFC, Dana White’s favorite match of not just UFC fights, but all MMA and boxing fights in general. In 2015 during international fight week, this became the first fight to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame


Main Card
Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
Light HeavyweightChuck Liddelldef.Randy Couture (c)KO (punches)12:06[a]
Light HeavyweightRenato Sobraldef.Travis WiuffSubmission (armbar)20:24
WelterweightMatt Hughes (c)def.Frank TriggSubmission (rear-naked choke)14:05[b]
MiddleweightMatt Lindlanddef.Travis LutterSubmission (guillotine choke)23:15
WelterweightGeorges St-Pierredef.Jason MillerDecision (unanimous)35:00
Preliminary card
MiddleweightIvan Salaverrydef.Joe RiggsSubmission (triangle choke)12:42
MiddleweightJoe Doerksendef.Patrick CoteSubmission (rear-naked choke)32:35
Light HeavyweightMike Van Arsdaledef.John MarshDecision (unanimous)35:00[c]