UFC 59 Reality Check

UFC 59 – Reality Check

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UFC 59 – Reality Check

UFC 59 Reality Check

UFC 59

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UFC 59: Reality Check was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 15, 2006 at Arrowhead Pond, in Anaheim, California, and broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States and Canada.

This was the first-ever UFC event held in California after the state’s legalization of mixed martial arts contests. It was a sold-out show, and was one of the fastest sell outs in UFC history.

According to the California State Athletic Commission, there were 13,060 tickets sold, with a live gate of $2,191,450. The disclosed fighter payroll for the event was $539,000. [3]

RESULTS SPOILER

Main Card
Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
HeavyweightTim Sylviadef.Andrei Arlovski (c)TKO (punches)12:43[a]
WelterweightSean Sherkdef.Nick DiazDecision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)35:00
Light HeavyweightTito Ortizdef.Forrest GriffinDecision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 29–27)35:00
MiddleweightEvan Tannerdef.Justin LevensSubmission (triangle choke)13:14[b]
HeavyweightJeff Monsondef.Marcio CruzDecision (split) (30–27, 29–28, 28–29)35:00
Preliminary Card
WelterweightKaro Parisyandef.Nick ThompsonSubmission (punches)14:44
MiddleweightDavid Terrelldef.Scott SmithSubmission (rear-naked choke)13:08
Light HeavyweightJason Lambertdef.Terry MartinTKO (punches)22:37[c]
WelterweightThiago Alvesdef.Derrick NobleTKO (punches)12:54[d]
  1.  For the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
  2. Levens replaced Jeremy Horn, who dropped out due to a back injury sustained during training.
  3.  This was a preliminary fight that did not air on the pay-per-view broadcast.
  4.  This was a preliminary fight that did not air on the pay-per-view broadcast.

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