UFC 59

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UFC 59: Reality Check
A poster or logo for UFC 59: Reality Check.
Information
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]

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Tim Sylvia def. Andrei Arlovski (c) TKO (Punches) 1 2:43 [a]
Welterweight Sean Sherk def. Nick Diaz Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Tito Ortiz def. Forrest Griffin Decision (Split) 3 5:00
Middleweight Evan Tanner def. Justin Levens Submission (Triangle Choke) 1 3:14 [b]
Heavyweight Jeff Monson def. Marcio Cruz Decision (Split) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Karo Parisyan def. Nick Thompson Submission (Punches) 1 4:44
Middleweight David Terrell def. Scott Smith Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 3:08
Light Heavyweight Jason Lambert def. Terry Martin TKO (Punches) 2 2:37 [c]
Welterweight Thiago Alves def. Derrick Noble TKO (Punches) 1 2:54 [d]
  1. ^ For the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
  2. ^ Levens replaced Jeremy Horn, who dropped out due to a back injury sustained during training.
  3. ^ This was a preliminary fight that did not air on the pay-per-view broadcast.
  4. ^ This was a preliminary fight that did not air on the pay-per-view broadcast.


Bonus Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ultimate Fighting Championship Cards
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]

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