UFC 52

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UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2
The poster for UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateApril 16, 2005
VenueMGM Grand Arena
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Attendance14,562 (Paid: 12,643)
Total gate$2,575,450
Event chronology
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Couture vs. Team Liddell Finale UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2 UFC 53: Heavy Hitters

UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 16, 2005, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States and Canada, and later released on DVD.


Headlining the card were the coaches of The Ultimate Fighter, Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell. At the time, it was the highest-grossing UFC event ever at the live gate, with $2,575,450 in ticket sales.[2] Dan "The Beast" Severn was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at this event.

The total fighter payroll for UFC 52 was $519,500.[3]

The rematch bout between Matt Hughes and Frank Trigg for the Welterweight title is one of president of the UFC Dana White's favorite fights.[4] In 2015 during International Fight Week, this became the second fight to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.[4]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Chuck Liddell def. Randy Couture (c) KO (punches) 1 2:06 [a]
Light Heavyweight Renato Sobral def. Travis Wiuff Submission (armbar) 2 0:24
Welterweight Matt Hughes (c) def. Frank Trigg Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:05 [b]
Middleweight Matt Lindland def. Travis Lutter Submission (guillotine choke) 2 3:15
Welterweight Georges St-Pierre def. Jason Miller Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Middleweight Ivan Salaverry def. Joe Riggs Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:42
Middleweight Joe Doerksen def. Patrick Côté Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 2:35
Light Heavyweight Mike Van Arsdale def. John Marsh Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 [c]
  1. ^ For the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
  2. ^ For the UFC Welterweight Championship.
  3. ^ All three judges scored the bout 29–28 for Van Arsdale.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.mmaweekly.com/ufc-pay-per-view-buys-explode-in-2006
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-07-17. Retrieved 2006-07-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ a b Brent Brookhouse (May 20, 2015). "Jeff Blatnick and Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg 2 to be inducted into UFC Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2018-08-29.

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