UFC 74

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UFC 74: Respect
UFC 74 - Respect Poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 74: Respect.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateAugust 25, 2007
VenueMandalay Bay Events Center
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Attendance11,118 (9,622 paid)[1]
Total gate$3,307,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC 73: Stacked UFC 74: Respect UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion

UFC 74: Respect was a mixed martial arts pay-per-view event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 25, 2007, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.


The main event was a UFC Heavyweight Championship bout which featured champion Randy Couture defending his title against Gabriel Gonzaga, who knocked out Mirko Filipović at UFC 70 to become the number one contender.

Former UFC and TKO Major League MMA welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, in his first fight since losing his title to Matt Serra at UFC 69, was matched up against The Ultimate Fighter's Josh Koscheck.

The card also featured former heavyweight champion Frank Mir against K-1 veteran Antoni Hardonk; The Ultimate Fighter 3's winner Kendall Grove; the UFC debut of PRIDE veteran Marcus Aurélio; The Ultimate Fighter 2 welterweight winner Joe Stevenson; and former light heavyweight challenger Renato Sobral.

Despite winning his bout, Sobral was fined $25,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission because he did not immediately follow referee's directions for releasing his chokehold after David Heath tapped.[3] Due to the controversial manner in which the bout was stopped, Sobral was subsequently released from his UFC contract. Future UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has said in an interview with ESPN that he wanted to fight in the UFC but Dana White wouldn't take his calls. He then said that he went to this event and after the show was over he jumped the barricade, avoided security, and introduced himself to White. [4]


Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Randy Couture (c) def. Gabriel Gonzaga TKO (punches) 3 1:37 [a]
Welterweight Georges St-Pierre def. Josh Koscheck Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Roger Huerta def. Alberto Crane TKO (punches) 3 1:50
Lightweight Joe Stevenson def. Kurt Pellegrino Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Patrick Côté def. Kendall Grove KO (punches) 1 4:45
Preliminary card
Light Heavyweight Renato Sobral def. David Heath Technical submission (anaconda choke) 2 3:30
Heavyweight Frank Mir def. Antoni Hardonk Submission (kimura) 1 1:17
Middleweight Thales Leites def. Ryan Jensen Submission (armbar) 1 3:47
Lightweight Clay Guida def. Marcus Aurélio Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 30–27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Gonzaga was docked 1 point in round 2 for grabbing the cage.

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.


  • Randy Couture: $250,000[5]
  • Gabriel Gonzaga: $45,000
  • Georges St-Pierre: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
  • Josh Koscheck: $10,000
  • Roger Huerta: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
  • Alberto Crane: $4,000
  • Joe Stevenson: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
  • Kurt Pellegrino: $8,000
  • Patrick Coté: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
  • Kendall Grove: $12,000
  • Renato Sobral: $25,000 ($25,000 win bonus withheld by NSAC)[6]
  • David Heath: $6,000
  • Frank Mir: $66,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
  • Antoni Hardonk: $8,000
  • Thales Leites: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus)
  • Ryan Jensen: $4,000
  • Clay Guida: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
  • Marcus Aurélio: $30,000

External links[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Haney, Jeff (August 27, 2007). "Russian champion may be next on Couture's fight card". Las Vegas Sun. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-29.
  2. ^ http://mmapayout.com/blue-book/pay-per-view/
  3. ^ Ken, Pishna (2007-09-24). "RENATO "BABALU" SOBRAL FINED $25,000". MMAWeekly.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-21. Retrieved 2007-10-30.
  4. ^ Gross, Josh (2007-08-30). "Babaloose: UFC Cuts Controversial Fighter". Sherdog. Retrieved 2007-08-30.
  5. ^ Trembow, Ivan (August 27, 2007). "UFC 74 Fighter Salary Breakdown" (Reprint). MMA Weekly. Retrieved 2007-09-05.
  6. ^ Iole, Kevin (August 28, 2007). "There should be no room for Babalu's antics". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2007-09-05.