UFC 73

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UFC 73: Stacked
UFC 73 - Stacked Poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 73: Stacked.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJuly 7, 2007
VenueARCO Arena
CitySacramento, California
Total gate$1,551,920[1]
Total purse$761,000 (disclosed)[1]
Event chronology
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Pulver vs. Team Penn Finale UFC 73: Stacked UFC 74: Respect

UFC 73: Stacked was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). It took place on July 7, 2007 at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California and featured a total of nine bouts: four on the preliminary card and five on the main card.[2]


In the main event, Anderson Silva put his UFC Middleweight Championship belt on the line against Nate Marquardt.

The card's other championship match had Sean Sherk defending his UFC Lightweight Championship belt against Hermes Franca. Post-fight, the California State Athletic Commission announced that both fighters tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.[3] Sherk was eventually stripped of the title.

Jason Gilliam was the third choice for Chris Lytle's opponent. Originally scheduled to compete was Jeff Joslin, who withdrew due to a training injury.[4] His replacement, Drew Fickett, also withdrew later due to injury.[5]

Jorge Gurgel was initially reported to be facing future WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner at this event, but Varner was later moved to the WEC for a planned match at WEC 27. Gurgel would instead fight Diego Saraiva on this card.[6]


Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Anderson Silva (c) def. Nate Marquardt TKO (punches) 1 4:50 [a]
Light Heavyweight Tito Ortiz vs. Rashad Evans Draw (unanimous) (28–28, 28–28, 28–28) 3 5:00 [b]
Lightweight Sean Sherk (c) def. Hermes França Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 49–46) 5 5:00 [c]
Heavyweight Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Heath Herring Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Kenny Florian def. Alvin Robinson TKO (punches) 1 4:30 [d]
Preliminary card
Light Heavyweight Stephan Bonnar def. Mike Nickels Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:14
Lightweight Jorge Gurgel def. Diego Saraiva Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Chris Lytle def. Jason Gilliam Submission (inverted triangle choke and americana) 1 2:15
Lightweight Frankie Edgar def. Mark Bocek TKO (punches) 1 4:55
  1. ^ For the UFC Middleweight Championship.
  2. ^ Ortiz was deducted one point in round 2 for grabbing the fence.
  3. ^ For the UFC Lightweight Championship; Both fighters failed their drug tests.
  4. ^ This fight was delayed until after the main event due to time constraints.

Bonus awards[edit]

After the event's conclusion, the UFC awarded $40,000 to each of the fighters who receive one of these three awards.


Purse amounts were provided by the California State Athletic Commission, and include amounts for show and win. The figures do not include any undisclosed bonuses:[1]

Total disclosed payroll: $761,000[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Pishna, Ken (2007-07-09). "UFC 73 Salaries and Attendance figures". MMAWeekly. Archived from the original on 2007-05-28. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  2. ^ "UFC 73: Stacked". UFC. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  3. ^ Iole, Kevin (2007-07-19). "MMA needs to address steroids problem". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
  4. ^ Bodog Beat News Ticker (2007-05-22). "MMA News: Joslin Out, Fickett In to Fight Lytle at UFC 73". BodogBeat.com. Retrieved 2007-07-09.
  5. ^ "UFC 73: Gilliam Replaces Injured Fickett". Sherdog.com. June 29, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-06.
  6. ^ "Card Updates: Gurgel Not Fighting Varner; Hazelett Fighting at UFC 72". MMAFrenzy. April 25, 2007. Retrieved 2011-11-02.

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