UFC 52

UFC 52

UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell
A poster or logo for UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date April 16, 2005
Venue MGM Grand Arena
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 14,562 (Paid: 12,643)
Total gate $2,575,450
Buyrate 280,000[1]
Event chronology
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Couture vs. Team Liddell Finale UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell UFC 53: Heavy Hitters

UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 16, 2005, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States and Canada, and later released on DVD.


  • History 1
  • Results 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Headlining the card were the coaches of The Ultimate Fighter, Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell. At the time, it was the highest-grossing UFC event ever at the live gate, with $2,575,450 in ticket sales.[2] Dan "The Beast" Severn was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at this event.

The total fighter payroll for UFC 52 was $519,500.[3]

The rematch bout between Matt Hughes and Frank Trigg for the Welterweight Title is current President of the UFC, Dana White's favorite match of not just UFC fights, but all MMA and boxing fights in general. In 2015 during international fight week, this became the first fight to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame


  1. ^ For the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
  2. ^ For the UFC Welterweight Championship.
  3. ^ All three judges scored the bout 29–28 for Van Arsdale.

See also


  1. ^ http://www.ivansblog.com/2006/07/mixed-martial-arts-ufcs-pay-per-view.html
  2. ^ [3]
  3. ^ [4]

External links

  • UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2 Results on Sherdog.com
  • Fights review
  • "Ultimate Fighting Championship Cards" on Wrestling Information Archives
  • UFC PPV Buys Explode in 2006 (includes information on UFC 52's PPV buyrate)
  • Fighter Salaries for UFC 52