UFC 59

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UFC 59: Reality Check
A poster or logo for UFC 59: Reality Check.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date April 15, 2006
Venue Arrowhead Pond
City Anaheim, California
Attendance 13,814 (13,060 paid)[1]
Total gate $2,191,450
Buyrate 425,000[2]
Event chronology
Ultimate Fight Night 4 UFC 59: Reality Check UFC 60: Hughes vs Gracie

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]


Preliminary card[edit]

Alves wins by TKO at 2:54 of Round 1. Noble was a late replacement for Drew Fickett, who withdrew from the bout due to injury. This was a preliminary fight that did not air on the pay-per-view broadcast.
Lambert wins by TKO at 2:37 of Round 2. This was a preliminary fight that did not air on the pay-per-view broadcast.
Terrell wins by rear naked choke at 3:08 of Round 1. The referee called for a break in the action in which Smith stopped fighting and Terrell did not, allowing Terrell to secure a takedown and sink a rear naked choke. In the following weeks Smith filled an appeal with the CSAC to change the result to a "No Contest"[3], but all his efforts were in vain. This was a preliminary fight that was not aired on the pay-per-view broadcast.
Parisyan wins by submission (strikes) at 4:44 of Round 1. The bout, although preliminary, was aired on the broadcast.

Main card[edit]

Monson wins by split decision with scores of 30–27, 28–29 and 29–28.
Tanner wins by triangle choke at 3:11 of Round 1. Levens replaced Jeremy Horn, who dropped out due to a back injury sustained during training.
Sherk wins by unanimous decision with scores of 30–27, 30–27 and 30–27.
Ortiz wins by split decision with scores of 30–27, 28–29, 29–27.
Sylvia wins by KO at 2:43 Round 1 to become the new UFC Heavyweight champion.

Bonus Awards[edit]


  1. ^ Ultimate Fighting Championship Cards
  2. ^ [1]
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