UFC 54

UFC 54

Infobox MMA event
name = UFC 54: Boiling Point

promotion = Ultimate Fighting Championship
date = August 20, 2005
venue = MGM Grand Arena
city = Las Vegas, Nevada
attendance = 13,000 (Paid 11,634) [http://boxing.nv.gov/MMAgates.htm]
gate = $2,336,000
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"UFC 54: Boiling Point" was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 20, 2005, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was broadcasted live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on DVD.


Headlining the card were Chuck Liddell, the Light Heavyweight champion, and Jeremy Horn.


Preliminary Card

*Light Heavyweight Bout: flagicon|USA James Irvin vs. flagicon|USA Terry Martin:Irvin wins by knockout [cite web |url=http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=3296 |title= UFC 54 Dark Bouts: Irvin KO’s Martin, Sends him out of Octagon on Stretcher|accessdate=2008-07-21 |author= Josh Gross|date= August 20 2005|publisher=sherdog.com] from a flying knee at :09 of round two. The bout, although preliminary, was aired on the broadcast.

*Middleweight Bout: flagicon|South Africa Trevor Prangley vs. flagicon|USA Travis Lutter:Prangley wins by unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 30-27. This bout was preliminary, and was not aired on the broadcast.

*Middleweight Bout: flagicon|USA Matt Lindland vs. flagicon|Canada Joe Doerksen:Lindland wins by unanimous decision. The judges scored the bout 30-27, 29-28, and 30-27. The bout, although preliminary, was aired on the broadcast.

Main Card

*Welterweight Bout: flagicon|Canada Georges St.-Pierre vs. flagicon|USA Frank Trigg:St.-Pierre wins by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:09 of round one.

*Welterweight Bout: flagicon|USA Diego Sanchez vs flagicon|USA Brian Gassaway:Sanchez wins by submission (strikes) at 1:56 of round two.

*Light Heavyweight Bout: flagicon|USA Randy Couture vs. flagicon|USA Mike van Arsdale:Couture wins by submission (anaconda choke) at :52 of round three.

*Heavyweight Bout: flagicon|USA Tim Sylvia vs. flagicon|USA Tra Telligman:Sylvia wins by knockout (head kick) at 4:59 of round one.

*Light Heavyweight Championship Bout: Champion flagicon|USA Chuck Liddell vs. flagicon|USA Jeremy Horn:Liddell, successfully defends his title and wins by TKO(verbal submission) at 2:46 of round four.

Fighter Payouts

Randy Couture: $225,000 ($150,000 to fight, $75,000 to win)

Chuck Liddell: $160,000 ($80,000 to fight; $80,000 to win)

Tim Sylvia: $80,000 ($40,000 to fight; $40,000 win)

Matt Lindland: $30,000 ($15,000 to fight; $15,000 to win)

Georges St.-Pierre: $28,000 ($13,000 to fight; $15,000 to win)

Jeremy Horn: $25,000

Diego Sanchez: $24,000 ($12,000 to fight; $12,000 to win)

Mike Van Arsdale: $15,000

Frank Trigg: $14,000

Tra Telligman: $9,000

James Irvin: $6,000 ($3,000 to fight, $3,000 to win)

Trevor Prangley: $6,000 ($3,000 to fight, $3,000 to win)

Joe Doerksen: $5,000

Travis Lutter: $4,000

Brian Gassaway: $2,000

Terry Martin: $2,000

Total Fighter Payrouts: $635,000



* [http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/fightfinder.asp?search=yes&eventid=3093 UFC 54: Boiling Point Results on Sherdog.com]
* [http://www.100megsfree4.com/wiawrestling/pages/other/ufccards.htm "Ultimate Fighting Championship Cards"] on Wrestling Information Archives
* [http://www.ivansblog.com/2005/08/mixed-martial-arts-ufc-54-pay-scale.html UFC 54 Fighter Salaries]

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