UFC 54

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UFC 54: Boiling Point
A poster or logo for UFC 54: Boiling Point.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date August 20, 2005
Venue MGM Grand Arena
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 13,520 (Paid: 11,634)[1]
Total gate $2,336,000
Buyrate 150,000
Event chronology
UFC Ultimate Fight Night UFC 54: Boiling Point Ultimate Fight Night 2

UFC 54: Boiling Point was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 20, 2005, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on DVD.


Headlining the card were Chuck Liddell, the Light Heavyweight champion, and Jeremy Horn.


Preliminary card[edit]

Irvin wins by knockout[2] from a flying knee at :09 of round two. The bout, although preliminary, was aired on the broadcast.
Prangley wins by unanimous decision. The judges scored the bout 29–27, 29–26, and 29–27. This bout was preliminary, and was not aired on the broadcast.
Lindland wins by unanimous decision. The judges scored the bout 30–27, 29–28, and 30–27. The bout, although preliminary, was aired on the broadcast.

Main card[edit]

St. Pierre wins by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:07 of round one.
Sylvia wins by knockout (head kick) at 4:59 of round one.
Sanchez wins by submission (strikes) at 1:56 of round two.
Couture wins by submission (anaconda choke) at :52 of round three.
Liddell, successfully defends his title and wins by TKO (Punches) at 2:46 of round four. At that time, Horn informed the referee that he could no longer see properly, and the official called the bout.

Fighter Payouts[edit]

Randy Couture: $225,000 ($150,000 to fight, $75,000 to win)

Chuck Liddell: $160,000 ($80,000 to fight; $80,000 to win)

Tim Sylvia: $80,000 ($40,000 to fight; $40,000 win)

Matt Lindland: $30,000 ($15,000 to fight; $15,000 to win)

Georges St-Pierre: $28,000 ($13,000 to fight; $15,000 to win)

Jeremy Horn: $25,000

Diego Sanchez: $24,000 ($12,000 to fight; $12,000 to win)

Mike Van Arsdale: $15,000

Frank Trigg: $14,000

Tra Telligman: $9,000

James Irvin: $6,000 ($3,000 to fight, $3,000 to win)

Trevor Prangley: $6,000 ($3,000 to fight, $3,000 to win)

Joe Doerksen: $5,000

Travis Lutter: $4,000

Brian Gassaway: $2,000

Terry Martin: $2,000

Total Fighter Payouts: $635,000