UFC 59 Reality Check

UFC 59 – Reality Check


  • 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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