UFC Fight Night 6.5

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Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter
A poster or logo for Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date October 10, 2006
Venue Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
City Hollywood, Florida
Attendance 3,510
Event chronology
UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter UFC 64: Unstoppable
Not to be confused with UFC Fight Night 7, which took place on December 13, 2006.

Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter, also known as UFC Fight Night 6.5 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 10, 2006. The event took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida and was broadcast live on Spike TV in the United States and Canada. The two-hour broadcast drew a 3.1 overall rating, with the main event of Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock 3 drawing a 4.3 rating.[1] Quoting MMA Weekly's Ivan Trembow, "That breaks down to an amazing 5.7 million viewers for the Ortiz vs. Shamrock fight. This shatters the UFC's previous record for the number of people watching a UFC fight at any given time."[2] The overall ratings record would not be matched until UFC 75 on September 8, 2007.[3]

The main event featured the third and final encounter between Tito Ortiz and Ken Shamrock. At UFC 61, the two fighters met for a second time, with Ortiz reigning victorious via technical knockout. However, some critics contend that the fight was stopped too early by referee Herb Dean. At the UFC 62 weigh-ins, UFC President Dana White announced the third Ortiz-Shamrock encounter.[4] Tickets went on sale on Tuesday, August 29, 2006, and sold out in two days.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Tito Ortiz def. Ken Shamrock TKO (Punches) 1 2:23 [a]
Middleweight Kendall Grove def. Chris Price Submission (Elbows) 1 3:59
Middleweight Jason MacDonald def. Ed Herman Submission (Triangle Choke) 1 2:43
Light Heavyweight Matt Hamill def. Seth Petruzelli Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Nate Marquardt def. Crafton Wallace Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2 1:14 [b]
Welterweight Tony DeSouza def. Dustin Hazelett Submission (Kimura) 1 3:59 [c]
Middleweight Rory Singer def. Josh Haynes Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00 [d]
Welterweight Thiago Alves def. John Alessio Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00 [e]
Welterweight Marcus Davis def. Forrest Petz Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 4:58 [f]
  1. ^ Shamrock announces his retirement after the fight, although the retirement only lasted roughly a year and a half.
  2. ^ Wallace was a late replacement for Thales Leites, who experienced difficulties processing his visa in time for the bout.[5] This bout was not aired on the broadcast.
  3. ^ This bout was not aired on the broadcast.
  4. ^ This bout was not aired on the broadcast.
  5. ^ This bout was not aired on the broadcast.
  6. ^ This bout was not aired on the broadcast.


Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were each awarded $30,000 bonuses.

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