UFC 79 - Nemesis

UFC 79 – Nemesis

UFC 79 – Nemesis

UFC 79 - Nemesis

UFC 79

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UFC 79: Nemesis was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), that took place on December 29, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1]

The main events featured the long anticipated fight between Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva,[2] as well as the highly anticipated rubber match between former UFC Welterweight Champions Georges St-Pierre and Matt Hughes for the interim Welterweight championship.[3]

Additionally, Pride Light Heavyweight sensation Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou made his UFC debut against undefeated Lyoto Machida.[4]

The main event was originally schedule to have The Ultimate Fighter 6 coaches Matt Serra and Matt Hughes for Serra’s UFC Welterweight Championship, which Serra won at UFC 69: Shootout on April 7, 2007 in an upset victory over Georges St-Pierre.[1] Serra, however, withdrew from the fight due to a back injury,[5] Serra was replaced by St-Pierre, though the fight would now be contested for the Interim Welterweight Championship, with the winner facing Serra afterwards.


Main card
Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
WelterweightGeorges St-Pierredef.Matt HughesVerbal Submission (armbar)24:54[a]
Light HeavyweightChuck Liddelldef.Wanderlei SilvaDecision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27)35:00
HeavyweightEddie Sanchezdef.Soa PaleleiTKO (punches)33:24
Light HeavyweightLyoto Machidadef.Rameau Thierry SokoudjouSubmission (arm-triangle choke)24:20
LightweightRich Clementidef.Melvin GuillardSubmission (rear-naked choke)14:40
Preliminary card
Light HeavyweightJames Irvindef.Luiz CaneDisqualification (illegal knee)11:51
LightweightManvel Gamburyandef.Nate MohrSubmission (ankle lock)11:31[b]
MiddleweightDean Listerdef.Jordan RadevDecision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)35:00
WelterweightRoan Carneirodef.Tony DeSouzaTKO (punches)23:33
LightweightMark Bocekdef.Doug EvansDecision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)35:00
  1.  For the Interim Welterweight Championship.
  2.  This bout was aired on the broadcast following the St-Pierre vs Hughes bout.

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