UFC 74

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UFC 74: Respect
A poster or logo for UFC 74: Respect.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date August 25, 2007
Venue Mandalay Bay Events Center
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 11,118 (9,622 paid)[1]
Total gate $3,307,000[1]
Buyrate 520,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC 73: Stacked UFC 74: Respect UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion

UFC 74: Respect was a mixed martial arts (MMA) pay-per-view event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 25, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Background[edit]

The main event was a UFC Heavyweight Championship bout which featured champion Randy Couture defending his title against Gabriel Gonzaga, who knocked out Mirko Filipović at UFC 70 to become the number one contender.

Former UFC and TKO Major League MMA welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, in his first fight since losing his title to Matt Serra at UFC 69, was matched up against The Ultimate Fighter's Josh Koscheck.

The card also featured former heavyweight champion Frank Mir against K-1 veteran Antoni Hardonk; The Ultimate Fighter 3's winner Kendall Grove; the UFC debut of PRIDE veteran Marcus Aurélio; The Ultimate Fighter 2 welterweight winner Joe Stevenson; and former light heavyweight challenger Renato Sobral.

Results[edit]

Preliminary card[edit]

Guida defeated Aurelio via split decision (30–27, 28–29, 30–27).
Leites defeated Jensen via submission (armbar) at 3:47 of round 1. This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Couture vs. Gonzaga fight.
Mir defeated Hardonk via submission (kimura) at 1:17 of round 1.
Sobral defeated Heath via submission (anaconda choke) at 3:30 of round 2. Sobral was fined $25,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission because he did not immediately follow referee's directions for releasing his chokehold after Heath tapped.[3] Due to the controversial manner in which the bout was stopped, Sobral was subsequently released from his UFC contract.[4]

Main card[edit]

Côté defeated Grove via TKO (punches) at 4:45 of round 1.
Stevenson defeated Pellegrino via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).
Huerta defeated Crane via TKO (punches) at 1:50 of round 3.
St-Pierre defeated Koscheck via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27).
Couture defeated Gonzaga via TKO (punches) at 1:37 of round 3 to retain the UFC Heavyweight Championship.

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

Purses[edit]

  • Randy Couture: $250,000[5]
  • Gabriel Gonzaga: $45,000
  • Georges St-Pierre: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
  • Josh Koscheck: $10,000
  • Roger Huerta: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
  • Alberto Crane: $4,000
  • Joe Stevenson: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
  • Kurt Pellegrino: $8,000
  • Patrick Coté: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
  • Kendall Grove: $12,000
  • Renato Sobral: $25,000 ($25,000 win bonus withheld by NSAC)[6]
  • David Heath: $6,000
  • Frank Mir: $66,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
  • Antoni Hardonk: $8,000
  • Thales Leites: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus)
  • Ryan Jensen: $4,000
  • Clay Guida: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
  • Marcus Aurélio: $30,000

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Haney, Jeff (August 27, 2007). "Russian champion may be next on Couture's fight card". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2007-08-29. 
  2. ^ http://mmapayout.com/blue-book/pay-per-view/
  3. ^ Ken, Pishna (2007-09-24). "RENATO "BABALU" SOBRAL FINED $25,000". MMAWeekly.com. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  4. ^ Gross, Josh (2007-08-30). "Babaloose: UFC Cuts Controversial Fighter". Sherdog. Retrieved 2007-08-30. 
  5. ^ Trembow, Ivan (August 27, 2007). "UFC 74 Fighter Salary Breakdown" (Reprint). MMA Weekly. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  6. ^ Iole, Kevin (August 28, 2007). "There should be no room for Babalu's antics". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2007-09-05.