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UFC 61 Results July 8, 2006: Venue, Date, Fight Card, Winners, Attendance

Jitendra Jangir Tue Jun 02, 2020
UFC 61 Results July 8, 2006: Venue, Date, Fight Card, Winners, Attendance
UFC 61: Bitter Rivals happened to be the 61st mixed martial arts event propagated under the chronology of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The event tapped live on Saturday, July 8, 2006, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada. It drew approximately 11,167 as for 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

Main Card
Division Winner Opponent Description Round Time
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
Preliminary Card
Division Winner Opponent Description Round Time
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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