UFC 69

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UFC 69: Shootout
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The poster for UFC 69: Shootout.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date April 7, 2007
Venue Toyota Center
City Houston, Texas
Attendance 15,269 (12,516 paid)[1]
Total gate $2,817,200[2]
Buyrate 400,000[citation needed]
Event chronology

UFC Fight Night: Stevenson vs. Guillard UFC 69: Shootout UFC 70: Nations Collide

UFC 69: Shootout was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday, April 7, 2007 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.[3]

Background[edit]

UFC 69: Shootout was the first UFC event ever held in the state of Texas.

The card was headlined by heavy favorite Georges St-Pierre defending his welterweight title against The Ultimate Fighter 4 welterweight winner Matt Serra.[4]

The co-main event was a rematch held between top welterweight contenders Josh Koscheck and then-undefeated Diego Sanchez. Sanchez defeated Koscheck by split decision in the semi-finals of the original Ultimate Fighter 1 series in the middleweight division; as with all TUF bouts prior to the finals, this was an exhibition bout and is not on either fighter's record.[5]

UFC President Dana White announced the signing of former PRIDE FC heavyweight champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira during the broadcast.

During UFC 69, light heavyweights Tito Ortiz and Rashad Evans were in a brief ringside altercation. [6]

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Matt Serra def. Georges St-Pierre (c) TKO (punches) 1 3:25 [a]
Welterweight Josh Koscheck def. Diego Sanchez Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Roger Huerta def. Leonard Garcia Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Yushin Okami def. Mike Swick Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Kendall Grove def. Alan Belcher Technical Submission (d'arce choke) 2 4:42
Preliminary card
Heavyweight Heath Herring def. Brad Imes Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Thales Leites def. Pete Sell Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Marcus Davis def. Pete Spratt Submission (ankle lock) 2 2:57
Welterweight Luke Cummo def. Josh Haynes TKO (punch) 2 2:45


Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $30,000 bonuses.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-05-09. Retrieved 2007-05-09. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-05-09. Retrieved 2007-05-09. 
  3. ^ toyotacentertix.com (2007-02-03). "UFC 69 Ticket announcement". Archived from the original on 2007-02-06. Retrieved 2007-02-03. 
  4. ^ UFC.com. "Upcoming Events: UFC 69: Shootout". Archived from the original on 2007-02-07. 
  5. ^ kosmma.com (2007-01-27). "KOSCHECK vs. Diego Sanchez". Archived from the original on 2007-08-23. Retrieved 2007-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Tito Ortiz and Rashad Evans Scuffle at UFC 69". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2007-04-10. 

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