2007 in sports

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2007 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.


Years in sports: 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Centuries: 20th century · 21st century · 22nd century
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s
Years: 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Alpine skiing[edit]

American football[edit]

Association football[edit]

Australian rules football[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Badminton[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Main article: 2007 in baseball

Oregon State Beavers win back to back National Championships.

Basketball[edit]

Main article: 2007 in basketball

Biathlon[edit]

Bobsleighhioshi susiky[edit]

Boxing[edit]

  • January 20 Nicolay Valuev successfully defends his WBA Heavyweight title by defeating Jameel McCline, by technical knockout aun McCline blows out his knee.
  • February 3 Chad Dawson becomes the WBC Light Heavyweight champion after defeating Tomasz Adamek by unanimous decision. Despite being knocked down from a straight right hand on round ten, Dawson dominates most of the fight with his speed.
  • February 10 Shane Mosley becomes the WBC Welterweight champion by defeating Luis Collazo by unanimous decision.
  • March 10 Wladimir Klitschko successfully defends his IBF Heavyweight title after defeating Ray Austin by 2nd round knockout.
  • April 14 Ruslan Chagaev becomes the new WBA Heavyweight Champion after defeating Nicolay Valuev by majority decision.
  • April 28 Juan Díaz unifies the WBA and WBO Lightweight titles after defeating Acelino Freitas, after Freitas refused to answer the bell before round nine.
  • June 2 Sultan Ibragimov defeats Shannon Briggs by unanimous decision to take the WBO Heavyweight title.
  • September 29 Kelly Pavlik upsets Jermain Taylor by seventh round TKO to win the WBC, WBO, and universally recognized Middleweight Champion of the World. Pavlik was knocked down in the second round, but rallied back against a tired Taylor.
  • November 4 Joe Calzaghe defeats Mikkel Kessler by unanimous decision in a unification bout for the WBA, WBC and WBO super middleweight titles. Calzaghe becomes the first undisputed super middleweight champion and surpasses the 20 defences made by Bernard Hopkins and Larry Holmes at middleweight and heavyweight respectively.

Canadian football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

  • The Ashes – Australia completes a 5–0 whitewash over England in the 2006-07 Ashes series, the first time since 1920–21 that one team has won all the Tests in an Ashes series
  • 2007 Cricket World Cup held in the West Indies – Australia beat Sri Lanka by 53 runs in the final
  • The inaugural ICC World Twenty20 held in South Africa; India beat Pakistan in the finals by 5 runs

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Curling[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Grand Tours:

Darts[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

Gliding[edit]

Golf[edit]

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Handball[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey[edit]

Judo[edit]

Lacrosse[edit]

Luge[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events during 2007 in chronological order.

Date Event Alternate Name/s Location Attendance PPV Buyrate Notes
January 19 IFL: Oakland N/A United States Oakland, California, USA N/A N/A Start of 2007 IFL Season.
January 20 WEC 25: McCullough vs. Cope N/A United States Oakland, California, USA N/A N/A First WEC event under Zuffa ownership.
January 25 UFC Fight Night: Rashad Evans vs Sean Salmon UFC Fight Night: Evans vs Salmon

UFC Fight Night 8

United States Hollywood, Florida, USA N/A N/A N/A
February 2 IFL: Houston N/A United States Houston, Texas, USA N/A N/A N/A
February 3 UFC 67: All or Nothing N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 10,227 350,000 (Min.)

400,000 (Max.)

N/A
February 10 Strikeforce: Young Guns N/A United States San Jose, California, USA 3,169 N/A N/A
February 10 EliteXC Destiny N/A United States Southaven, Mississippi, USA 7,200 N/A EliteXC's first event.
February 10 Cage Rage 20: Born 2 Fight N/A England London, England N/A N/A N/A
February 23 IFL: Atlanta N/A United States Duluth, Georgia, USA N/A N/A N/A
February 24 Pride 33: The Second Coming N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 12,911 N/A N/A
March 3 UFC 68: The Uprising N/A United States Columbus, Ohio, USA 19,049 534,000 N/A
March 12 K-1 Hero's 8 N/A Japan Nagoya, Japan N/A N/A N/A
March 12 IFL: Los Angeles N/A United States Inglewood, California, USA N/A N/A N/A
March 24 WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 1,819 N/A N/A
April 5 UFC Fight Night: Stevenson vs Guillard UFC Fight Night 9 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 1,734 N/A N/A
April 7 IFL: Moline N/A United States Moline, Illinois, USA N/A N/A N/A
April 7 UFC 69: Shootout N/A United States Houston, Texas, USA 15,269 400,000 N/A
April 8 Pride 34: Kamikaze N/A Japan Saitama, Japan N/A N/A Last Pride FC event.
April 13 IFL: Connecticut N/A United States Uncasville, Connecticut, USA N/A N/A N/A
April 21 UFC 70: Nations Collide N/A England Manchester, England 15,114 N/A N/A
April 21 Cage Rage 21: Judgement Day N/A England London, England N/A N/A N/A
May 12 WEC 27: Marshall vs. McElfresh N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
May 19 IFL: Chicago N/A United States Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA N/A N/A N/A
May 26 UFC 71: Liddell vs. Jackson N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 14,728 675,000 N/A
June 1 IFL: Everett N/A United States Everett, Washington, USA N/A N/A N/A
June 2 SoftBank presents Dynamite!! USA Dynamite!! USA United States Los Angeles, California, USA 18,340 35,000 N/A
June 3 WEC 28: Faber vs. Farrar N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
June 12 UFC Fight Night: Stout vs Fisher UFC Fight Night 10 United States Hollywood, Florida, USA N/A N/A N/A
June 16 IFL: Las Vegas N/A United States Hollywood, Florida, USA N/A N/A N/A
June 16 UFC 72: Victory N/A Northern Ireland Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK 7,850 200,000 N/A
June 22 Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni N/A United States San Jose, California, USA 9,672 35,000 N/A
June 23 The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
June 23 CFFC V: Two Worlds, One Cage N/A United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA 7,286 N/A N/A
June 7 UFC 73: Stacked N/A United States Sacramento, California, USA 13,183 425,000 N/A
June 16 K-1 Hero's 9 N/A Japan Yokohama, Japan N/A N/A N/A
June 27 ShoXC 1 N/A United States Santa Ynez, California, USA N/A N/A N/A
August 2 IFL: 2007 Semifinals N/A United States East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA N/A N/A N/A
August 5 WEC 29: Condit vs. Larson N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
August 25 ShoXC 2 N/A United States Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA N/A N/A N/A
August 25 UFC 74: Respect N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 11,118 520,000 N/A
September 1 Art of War 3: USA vs Brazil N/A United States Dallas, Texas, USA N/A N/A N/A
September 5 WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
September 8 UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion N/A England London, England 16,235 N/A N/A
September 15 EliteXC: Uprising N/A United States Oahu, Hawaii, USA N/A N/A N/A
September 17 K-1 Hero's 10 N/A Japan Yokohama, Japan N/A N/A N/A
September 19 UFC Fight Night: Din Thomas vs Kenny Florian UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs Florian

UFC Fight Night 11

United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
September 20 IFL: 2007 Championship N/A United States Hollywood, Florida, USA N/A N/A End of 2007 IFL Season.
September 22 UFC 76: Knockout N/A United States Anaheim, California, USA 13,770 475,000 N/A
September 22 Cage Rage 23: Unbelievable N/A England London, England N/A N/A N/A
September 29 Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion N/A United States Los Angeles, California, USA 3,569 N/A N/A
October 20 UFC 77: Hostile Territory N/A United States Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 16,054 325,000 N/A
October 26 ShoXC 3 N/A United States Santa Ynez, California, USA N/A N/A N/A
October 28 K-1 Hero's Korea 2007 N/A South Korea Seoul, South Korea N/A N/A Last K-1 Hero's event.
November 10 EliteXC: Renegade N/A United States Corpus Christi, Texas, USA N/A N/A N/A
November 16 Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives N/A United States San Jose, California, USA 7,249 N/A N/A
November 17 UFC 78: Validation N/A United States Newark, New Jersey, USA 14,071 400,000 N/A
December 1 Cage Rage 24: Feel the Pain N/A England London, England N/A N/A N/A
December 8 The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs Team Serra Finale The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
December 12 WEC 31: Faber vs. Curran N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
December 29 UFC 79: Nemesis N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 11,075 750,000+ N/A
December 31 K-1 PREMIUM 2007 Dynamite!! N/A Japan Osaka, Japan 47,928 N/A Event featured seven MMA bouts and eight K-1 kickboxing bouts.
December 31 Yarennoka! N/A Japan Saitama, Japan 27,128 N/A Under a collaboration promotion of Pride FC, M-1 Global, and FEG.

Motor racing[edit]

The name of Nextel Cup changed to Sprint Cup because of Sprint's takeover of Nextel.

Nordic combined[edit]

Orienteering[edit]

Rink hockey[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

Main article: 2007 in rugby league

Rugby union[edit]

Main article: 2007 in rugby union

Domestic competitions

Skeleton[edit]

Ski jumping[edit]

Snooker[edit]

Snowboarding[edit]

Speed skating[edit]

Main article: 2007 in speed skating

Swimming[edit]

Taekwondo[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Multi-sport events[edit]

References[edit]