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UFC 51 Results Feb. 5, 2005: Venue, Date, Fight Card, Winners, Attendance

Jitendra Jangir Thu Apr 30, 2020
UFC 51 Results Feb. 5, 2005: Venue, Date, Fight Card, Winners, Attendance
UFC 51: Super Saturday happened to be the 51st mixed martial arts event propagated under the chronology of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The event tapped live on February 5, 2005 (Super Bowl weekend) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. It drew approximately 11,072 as for attendance. The event featured 9 bouts including Preliminary Card and the final card in which Andrei Arlovski defeated Tim Sylvia For the interim UFC Heavyweight Championship. Arlovski becomes the Interim Heavyweight champion.

The title is an interim championship due to the UFC Heavyweight Champion, Frank Mir, being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident and not able to defend the title against No. 1 contender, Andrei Arlovski. Evan Tanner defeated David Terrell For the UFC Middleweight Championship. Tanner becomes the UFC Middleweight champion filling the vacant title and the first Middleweight champion since 2002.

Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center

Date: Sat Feb 05,2005

Main Card
Division Winner Opponent Description Round Time
Light Heavyweight Tito Ortiz Vitor Belfort Tito Ortiz defeated Vitor Belfort by Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Pete Sell Phil Baroni Pete Sell defeated Phil Baroni by Submission (guillotine choke) 3 4:19
Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski Tim Sylvia Andrei Arlovski defeated Tim Sylvia For the interim UFC Heavyweight Championship 1 0:47
Middleweight Evan Tanner David Terrell Evan Tanner defeated David Terrell For the UFC Middleweight Championship 1 4:35
Heavyweight Paul Buentello Justin Eilers Paul Buentello defeated Justin Eilers by KO (punch) 1 3:34
Preliminary Card
Division Winner Opponent Description Round Time
Heavyweight Mike Kyle James Irvin Mike Kyle defeated James Irvin by KO (punch) 1 1:55
Middleweight David Loiseau Gideon Ray David Loiseau defeated Gideon Ray by TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 5:00
Welterweight Karo Parisyan Chris Lytle Karo Parisyan defeated Chris Lytle by Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Nick Diaz Drew Fickett Nick Diaz defeated Drew Fickett by TKO (punches) 1 4:40

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