UFC 76

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UFC 76: Knockout
A poster or logo for UFC 76: Knockout.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date September 22, 2007
Venue Honda Center
City Anaheim, California
Attendance 13,770 (11,817 paid)
Total gate $1,985,000
Buyrate 475,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs. Florian UFC 76: Knockout UFC 77: Hostile Territory

UFC 76: Knockout was a mixed martial arts (MMA) pay-per-view event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The event took place on September 22, 2007 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Although the event was advertised with the subtitle Knockout, the entire card produced no knockouts whatsoever.


The main event was anticipated to be Chuck Liddell versus Wanderlei Silva, a long-awaited match between the two popular former champions of the UFC and PRIDE, respectively; however, the main event featured a fight between former Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell and The Ultimate Fighter 2 alum Keith Jardine, with both fighters returning from knockout losses at UFC 71.

Also appearing on the card was 2005 Pride Middleweight Grand Prix Champion, future UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and #1 pound-for-pound Mixed Martial Arts fighter in the world Mauricio Rua, who made his Octagon debut against TUF 1 winner Forrest Griffin.

Welterweight Diego Sanchez returned after his decision loss at UFC 69 to Josh Koscheck when he faced Jon Fitch, a training partner of Koscheck and a former Purdue University wrestler who was in the midst of a thirteen-fight win streak.

A scheduled bout between light heavyweights Jason Lambert and Wilson Gouveia was removed from the card after Gouveia suffered a severely broken nose during training. A replacement for Gouveia was not found.[2]

The card left with eight bouts instead of nine, the UFC scheduled a fight between Rich Clementi and Anthony Johnson to fill out the remainder of the card.[3]

None of the preliminary bouts made it to the PPV due to the length of all the main card bouts.


Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Keith Jardine def. Chuck Liddell Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Forrest Griffin def. Mauricio Rua Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:45
Welterweight Jon Fitch def. Diego Sanchez Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Lyoto Machida def. Kazuhiro Nakamura Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Tyson Griffin def. Thiago Tavares Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Catchweight (177 lbs) Rich Clementi def. Anthony Johnson Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:05
Lightweight Jeremy Stephens def. Diego Saraiva Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Christian Wellisch def. Scott Junk Submission (heel hook) 1 3:19
Lightweight Matt Wiman def. Michihiro Omigawa Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ Nakamura testing positive for marijuana after the fight.[4]

Bonus awards[edit]

$40,000 was awarded to each of the fighters who received one of these three awards:

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