UFC 56

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UFC 56: Full Force
The poster for UFC 56: Full Force.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateNovember 19, 2005
VenueMGM Grand Arena
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Attendance12,000 (Paid: 9,995)[1]
Total gate$1,986,000
Event chronology
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Franklin Finale UFC 56: Full Force Ultimate Fight Night 3

UFC 56: Full Force was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 19, 2005. It was held at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on DVD.


Headlining the card were the two coaches from The Ultimate Fighter 2, Rich Franklin and Matt Hughes, scheduled to defend their middleweight and welterweight titles, respectively. This event marked the first time that an Ultimate Fighter contestant, season one's Nate Quarry, would compete for a UFC championship. Two highlight reel knockouts including the devastating knockout of Nate Quarry were performed during UFC 56.

UFC 56 drew a live gate of $1,986,600, with 9,995 tickets sold. [2] The total fighter payroll for the event was $294,000. [3]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Rich Franklin (c) def. Nate Quarry KO (punch) 1 2:34 [a]
Heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga def. Kevin Jordan KO (superman punch) 3 4:39
Welterweight Matt Hughes (c) def. Joe Riggs Submission (kimura) 1 3:28 [b]
Welterweight Georges St-Pierre def. Sean Sherk TKO (punches and elbows) 2 2:53
Middleweight Jeremy Horn def. Trevor Prangley Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Light Heavyweight Sam Hoger def. Jeff Newton Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:05 [c]
Welterweight Thiago Alves def. Ansar Chalangov TKO (punches) 1 2:25 [d]
Welterweight Nick Thompson def. Keith Wisniewski Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the UFC Middleweight Championship.
  2. ^ Riggs was brought in as a replacement for Karo Parisyan, who suffered an injury in his training leading up to the bout. Although originally scheduled as a championship match, Riggs could not make the required weight at 170 lb and the bout was changed to a non-title welterweight match.
  3. ^ The bout, although preliminary, was aired on the broadcast.
  4. ^ The bout, although preliminary, was aired on the broadcast.

Fighter Payouts[edit]

Matt Hughes: $110,000 ($55,000 to fight; $55,000 to win)

Jeremy Horn: $50,000 ($25,000 to fight; $25,000 to win)

Georges St-Pierre: $35,000 ($16,000 to fight; $19,000 to win)

Rich Franklin: $26,000 ($13,000 to fight; $13,000 to win)

Joe Riggs: $12,000 (Note that Riggs was fined 10% of this amount for failing to make weight)

Nate Quarry: $10,000

Sean Sherk: $10,000

Sam Hoger: $10,000 ($5,000 to fight; $5,000 to win)

Trevor Prangley: $6,000

Gabriel Gonzaga: $6,000 ($3,000 to fight; $3,000 to win)

Nick Thompson: $6,000 ($3,000 to fight; $3,000 to win)

Thiago Alves: $4,000 ($2,000 to fight; $2,000 to win)

Kevin Jordan: $3,000

Jeff Newton: $2,000

Ansar Chalangov: $2,000

Keith Wisniewski: $2,000

Total Fighter Payouts: $294,000 (average of $18,375 per fighter)[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-07-17. Retrieved 2006-07-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-07-17. Retrieved 2006-07-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Ivan's Blog--- Ivan Trembow's Self-Important, Random Rants on Mixed Martial Arts, Video Games, Pro Wrestling, Television, Politics, Sports, and High-Quality Wool Socks".
  4. ^ http://fightsport.net/?p=11004