UFC 62

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UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral
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The poster for UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateAugust 26, 2006
VenueMandalay Bay Events Center
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Attendance9,859 (8,954 paid)[1]
Total gate$3,040,880[1]
Total purse$407,000[3] (disclosed only)
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night 6 UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn

UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 26, 2006. The event took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States and Canada.

The main event featured a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship between Chuck Liddell and Renato Sobral. The co-main event was a TUF rematch between Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar.


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Chuck Liddell (c) def. Renato Sobral TKO (punches) 1 1:35 [a]
Light Heavyweight Forrest Griffin def. Stephan Bonnar Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00 [b]
Welterweight Nick Diaz def. Josh Neer Submission (kimura) 3 1:42 [c]
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Christian Wellisch KO (knee) 1 2:51
Lightweight Hermes França def. Jamie Varner Submission (armbar) 3 3:31 [d]
Preliminary Card
Light Heavyweight Eric Schafer def. Rob MacDonald Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 2:26 [e]
Light Heavyweight Wilson Gouveia def. Wes Combs Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:23 [f]
Light Heavyweight David Heath def. Cory Walmsley Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:32
Middleweight Yushin Okami def. Alan Belcher Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
  2. ^ Following the bout, Bonnar tested positive by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for boldenone, a banned anabolic steroid, and received a nine-month suspension and a $5,000 fine.[4]
  3. ^ Thiago Alves was originally scheduled to fight Josh Neer, but pulled out of his fight due to illness.[5]
  4. ^ Spencer Fisher was originally scheduled for the match, Franca was Fisher's replacement because Fisher pulled out on August 4. A point was deducted in round 3. [6]
  5. ^ This fight was aired, even though it was a preliminary match.
  6. ^ This fight was aired, even though it was a preliminary match.

Bonus awards[edit]

Reported payout[edit]

Chuck Liddell: $250,000

Forrest Griffin: $32,000

Renato "Babalu" Sobral: $21,000

Nick Diaz: $20,000

Stephan Bonnar: $16,000

Cheick Kongo: $12,000

Hermes Franca: $12,000

Yushin Okami: $8,000

Josh Neer: $6,000

Rob MacDonald: $5,000

David Heath: $4,000

Eric Schafer $4,000

Wilson Gouveia: $4,000

Alan Belcher: $3,000

Christian Wellisch $3,000

Jamie Varner: $3,000

Wes Combs: $2,000

Cory Walmsley $2,000

Total Fighter Payouts: $407,000

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Trembow, Ivan (2006-09-04). "UFC 62 Draws Third-Biggest Gate in UFC History". IvansBlog.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  2. ^ "MMAPayout.com Blue Book". MMAPayout.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  3. ^ Trembow, Ivan (2006-09-01). "UFC 62 Fighter Salaries". IvansBlog.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  4. ^ "NSAC Hands Down Fine, Suspension on Bonnar". Sherdog.com. 2006-11-04. Retrieved 2006-12-28.
  5. ^ Gross, Josh (2006-08-22). "UFC 62: Diaz to Replace Alves". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2006-12-28.
  6. ^ Savage, Greg (2006-08-04). "UFC 62: Fisher Out, Franca In". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2006-12-28.

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