UFC 72 - Victory

UFC 72 – Victory

UFC 72 – Victory

UFC 72 - Victory

UFC 72

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UFC 72: Victory was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The event took place Saturday, 16 June 2007 at The Odyssey in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.[3]

UFC 72 continued the UFC’s expansion into Europe, as it was the third event to take place in Europe and the United Kingdom after UFC 38 in 2002 (Royal Albert Hall in London, United Kingdom) and UFC 70 in April 2007 (MEN Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom). The card aired on pay-per-view in North America and via Setanta Sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland.[4]

Martin Kampmann was scheduled to fight Rich Franklin, but was forced to withdraw due to injury. Yushin Okami replaced Kampmann in the main event.[5]

Jake O’Brien was scheduled to fight Tom Murphy, but was forced to withdraw due to injury.[6] There was no replacement for O’Brien, and Murphy did not fight on the UFC 72 card.[7]


Main card
Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
MiddleweightRich Franklindef.Yushin OkamiDecision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)35:00
Light HeavyweightForrest Griffindef.Hector RamirezDecision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)35:00
MiddleweightJason MacDonalddef.Rory SingerTKO (punches and elbows)23:18
LightweightTyson Griffindef.Clay GuidaDecision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)35:00
MiddleweightEd Hermandef.Scott SmithSubmission (rear-naked choke)22:25
Preliminary card
HeavyweightEddie Sanchezdef.Colin RobinsonTKO (punches)20:32
WelterweightDustin Hazelettdef.Steven LynchSubmission (d’arce choke)12:50
WelterweightMarcus Davisdef.Jason TanKO (punch)11:15

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