|UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell|
The poster for UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||April 16, 2005|
|Venue||MGM Grand Arena|
|City||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Attendance||14,562 (Paid: 12,643)|
UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 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. 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.
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. In 2015 during International Fight Week, this became the second fight to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
|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|
|Middleweight||Ivan Salaverry||def.||Joe Riggs||Submission (triangle choke)||1||2:42|
|Middleweight||Joe Doerksen||def.||Patrick Cote||Submission (rear-naked choke)||3||2:35|
|Light Heavyweight||Mike Van Arsdale||def.||John Marsh||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00||[c]|
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-07-17. Retrieved 2006-07-17.
- 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.
- UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2 Results on Sherdog.com
- Fights review
- "Ultimate Fighting Championship Cards" on Wrestling Information Archives
- UFC PPV Buys Explode in 2006 (includes information on UFC 52's PPV buyrate)
- Fighter Salaries for UFC 52