UFC 61 Results July 8, 2006: Venue, Date, Fight Card, Winners, Attendance
The event featured 9 bouts including Preliminary Card and the final card in which Tim Sylvia (c) defeated Andrei Arlovski For the UFC Heavyweight Championship. França was originally matched with Roger Huerta. However, Huerta withdrew from the card due to injury and was replaced by Joe Jordan. The fight took place at a catchweight of 165 lb, instead of lightweight, as allowances were made for Jordan as a late replacement.
Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
Date: Sat Jul 08,2006
|Heavyweight||Tim Sylvia (c)||Andrei Arlovski||Tim Sylvia (c) defeated Andrei Arlovski by Decision (unanimous) (48–47, 49–46, 48–47)||5||5:00|
|Welterweight||Josh Burkman||Josh Neer||Josh Burkman defeated Josh Neer via Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Tito Ortiz||Ken Shamrock||Tito Ortiz defeated Ken Shamrock via TKO (elbows)||1||1:18|
|Heavyweight||Frank Mir||Dan Christison||Frank Mir defeated Dan Christison via Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Joe Stevenson||Yves Edwards||Joe Stevenson defeated Yves Edwards via TKO (doctor stoppage)||2||5:00|
|Catchweight (165 lb)||Hermes França||Joe Jordan||Hermes França defeated Joe Jordan via Submission (triangle choke)||3||0:47|
|Heavyweight||Jeff Monson||Anthony Perosh||Jeff Monson defeated Anthony Perosh via TKO (punches)||1||2:42|
|Heavyweight||Cheick Kongo||Gilbert Aldana||Cheick Kongo defeated Gilbert Aldana via TKO (doctor stoppage)||1||4:13|
|Welterweight||Drew Fickett||Kurt Pellegrino||Drew Fickett defeated Kurt Pellegrino via Submission (rear-naked choke)||3||1:20|
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