UFC 57 Liddell vs. Couture 3

UFC 57 – Liddell vs. Couture 3

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UFC 57 – Liddell vs. Couture 3

UFC 57 Liddell vs. Couture 3

UFC 57

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HISTORY

UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 3 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on February 4, 2006. It was held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, and broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States.

Headlining the card was an anticipated rubber match between top UFC stars and former coaches of The Ultimate Fighter Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture, widely touted and marketed as MMA’s first major trilogy.

It was the UFC’s largest grossing gate to date, $3.3 million,[1] in addition to an estimate of over 400,000 pay-per-view buys. The disclosed fighter payroll for the event was $667,000.[3]

Results SPOILER

Main Card
Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
Light HeavyweightChuck Liddell (c)def.Randy CoutureKO (punches)21:28[a]
HeavyweightBrandon Veradef.Justin EilersKO (head kick and knee)11:25
HeavyweightMarcio Cruzdef.Frank MirTKO (punches and elbows)14:10
Light HeavyweightRenato Sobraldef.Mike Van ArsdaleSubmission (rear-naked choke)12:21
WelterweightJoe Riggsdef.Nick DiazDecision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)35:00
Preliminary Card
Light HeavyweightAlessio Sakaradef.Elvis SinosicDecision (unanimous) (29–25, 29–26, 29–26)35:00[b]
HeavyweightPaul Buentellodef.Gilbert AldanaTKO (punches)22:27
HeavyweightJeff Monsondef.Branden Lee HinkleTechnical Submission (north-south choke)14:35
Light HeavyweightKeith Jardinedef.Mike WhiteheadDecision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)35:00[c]

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