UFC 68

UFC 68

UFC 68: The Uprising
A poster or logo for UFC 68: The Uprising.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date March 3, 2007
Venue Nationwide Arena
City Columbus, Ohio
Attendance 19,049 (17,358 paid)
Total gate $3,014,000[1]
Buyrate 534,000[2]
Total purse $697,000 (disclosed)[1]
Event chronology

UFC 67: All or Nothing UFC 68: The Uprising UFC Fight Night: Stevenson vs Guillard

UFC 68: The Uprising was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 3, 2007 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. UFC 68 was the first UFC event held in the state of Ohio, and coincided with the 2007 Arnold Sports Festival. The sold-out event produced the highest verifiable live attendance to date for a mixed martial arts event in North America with 19,079 spectators.[3] To date it is the largest attendance for a MMA event in the United States.

Background

In the main event, UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia was set to defend his title against Randy Couture, who was coming out of a 12-month retirement. Couture, a former UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion, hadn't fought as a heavyweight since UFC 39 in 2002.

Also featured at UFC 68 were the return bouts of former champions Matt Hughes at welterweight and Rich Franklin at middleweight.[4]

Results

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Bonus awards

Purses

The disclosed fighter payroll for UFC 68 was $697,000. [5]

The individual payouts are listed below. Purse amounts includes the payment amounts for show and win, but do not include sponsor payments, fees, taxes, or special award bonuses.[6]

Randy Couture: $250,000
Tim Sylvia: $100,000
Martin Kampmann: $20,000
Drew McFedries: $5,000
Rich Franklin: $42,000
Jason MacDonald: $14,000
Matt Hughes: $150,000
Chris Lytle: $10,000
Jason Lambert: $18,000
Renato Sobral: $21,000
Matt Hamill: $10,000
Rex Holman: $3,000
Jon Fitch: $28,000
Luigi Fioravanti: $8,000
Gleison Tibau: $6,000
Jason Dent: $3,000
Jamie Varner: $6,000
Jason Gilliam: $3,000

References

External links

  • Official UFC website
  • UFC 68 Results on Sherdog.com
  • Official UFC 68 website
  • Official UFC 68 Fight Card