UFC 68

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UFC 68: The Uprising
A poster or logo for UFC 68: The Uprising.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date March 3, 2007
Venue Nationwide Arena
City Columbus, Ohio
Attendance 19,049 (17,358 paid)
Total gate $3,014,000[1]
Buyrate 534,000[2]
Total purse $697,000 (disclosed)[1]
Event chronology
UFC 67: All or Nothing UFC 68: The Uprising UFC Fight Night: Stevenson vs Guillard

UFC 68: The Uprising was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 3, 2007 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Background[edit]

UFC 68 was the first UFC event held in the state of Ohio, and coincided with the 2007 Arnold Sports Festival. The sold-out event produced the highest verifiable live attendance to date for a mixed martial arts event in North America with 19,079 spectators.[3] At the time it was the largest attendance for a MMA event in the United States.

In the main event, UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia was set to defend his title against Randy Couture, who was coming out of a 12-month retirement. Couture, a former UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion, hadn't fought as a heavyweight since UFC 39 in 2002.

Also featured at UFC 68 were the return bouts of former champions Matt Hughes at welterweight and Rich Franklin at middleweight.[4]



Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Randy Couture def. Tim Sylvia (c) Unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) 5 5:00 [a]
Middleweight Rich Franklin def. Jason MacDonald TKO (corner stoppage) 2 5:00 [b]
Welterweight Matt Hughes def. Chris Lytle Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Martin Kampmann def. Drew McFedries Technical submission (arm triangle choke) 1 4:06
Light Heavyweight Jason Lambert def. Renato Sobral KO (punch) 2 3:36
Preliminary card
Light Heavyweight Matt Hamill def. Rex Holman TKO (punches) 1 4:00
Welterweight Jon Fitch def. Luigi Fioravanti Submission (rear naked choke) 2 3:05
Lightweight Gleison Tibau def. Jason Dent Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Jamie Varner def. Jason Gilliam Submission (rear naked choke) 1 1:34
  1. ^ For the Heavyweight Championship.
  2. ^ Excessive damage to MacDonald's right eye prompted his corner to signal for the end of the bout.


Bonus awards[edit]

Purses[edit]

The disclosed fighter payroll for UFC 68 was $697,000. [5]

The individual payouts are listed below. Purse amounts includes the payment amounts for show and win, but do not include sponsor payments, fees, taxes, or special award bonuses.[6]

Randy Couture: $250,000
Tim Sylvia: $100,000
Martin Kampmann: $20,000
Drew McFedries: $5,000
Rich Franklin: $42,000
Jason MacDonald: $14,000
Matt Hughes: $150,000
Chris Lytle: $10,000
Jason Lambert: $18,000
Renato Sobral: $21,000
Matt Hamill: $10,000
Rex Holman: $3,000
Jon Fitch: $28,000
Luigi Fioravanti: $8,000
Gleison Tibau: $6,000
Jason Dent: $3,000
Jamie Varner: $6,000
Jason Gilliam: $3,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official UFC 68 Salaries ...". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  2. ^ Stupp, Dann (2007-10-30). "UFC Officials Rebut Randy Couture’s Pay Claims". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  3. ^ Trembow, Ivan (2007-06-08). "K-1 DYNAMITE ATTENDANCE BREAKDOWN". MMAWeekly.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-08. 
  4. ^ "UFC Coming to Ohio with a Vengeance". UFC.com. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
  5. ^ "FIGHTER SALARY BREAKDOWN FOR UFC 68". ufcdaily.com. 2008-01-01. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  6. ^ UFC | MMAFrenzy.com

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