- UFC 52
Infobox MMA event
name = UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2
Ultimate Fighting Championship
April 16, 2005
MGM Grand Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
attendance = 14,500 (Paid 12,643)
gate = $2,575,450
buyrate = 280,000 [http://www.ivansblog.com/2006/07/mixed-martial-arts-ufcs-pay-per-view.html]
"UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2" was a
mixed martial artsevent held by the Ultimate Fighting Championshipon April 16, 2005, at the MGM Grand Arenain Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was broadcasted live on pay-per-viewin the United Statesand Canada, and later released on DVD.
Headlining the card were the coaches of
The Ultimate Fighter, Randy Coutureand Chuck Liddell. At the time, it was the highest-grossing UFC event ever at the live gate, with $2,575,450 in ticket sales. [ [http://boxing.nv.gov/MMAgates.htm] ] Dan "The Beast" Severn was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at this event.
The total fighter payroll for UFC 52 was $519,500. [ [http://www.ivansblog.com/2005/05/mixed-martial-arts-fighter-salaries.html] ] __NOTOC__
*Heavyweight Bout: flagicon|USA
Mike van Arsdalevs. flagicon|USA John Marsh:Van Arsdale wins by unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 29-28 for Van Arsdale.
*Middleweight Bout: flagicon|Canada Patrick Côté vs. flagicon|Canada
Joe Doerksen:Doerksen wins by submission ( rear naked choke) at 2:35 of round three. Doerksen entered the card as a late replacement for Lee Murray, who pulled out due to travel complications. [http://www.mmaringreport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=110&Itemid=48]
*Middleweight Bout: flagicon|Canada
Ivan Salaverryvs. flagicon|USA Joe Riggs:Salaverry wins by submission ( triangle choke) at 2:42 of round one.
*Welterweight Bout: flagicon|Canada Georges St.-Pierre vs. flagicon|USA Jason Miller:St.-Pierre wins by unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 30-27. This fight was originally scheduled for
UFC 48, but Miller was tending to legal problems at the time. [http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=1139&pid=337]
*Middleweight Bout: flagicon|USA
Matt Lindlandvs. flagicon|USA Travis Lutter:Lindland wins by submission ( guillotine choke) at 3:32 of round two.
*Welterweight Championship Bout: Champion flagicon|USA Matt Hughes vs. flagicon|USA
Frank Trigg:Hughes wins by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:05 of round one.
*Light Heavyweight Bout: flagicon|Brazil
Renato Sobralvs. flagicon|USA Travis Wiuff:Sobral wins by submission (armbar) at :24 of round two.
*Light Heavyweight Championship Bout: Champion flagicon|USA
Randy Couturevs. flagicon|USA Chuck Liddell:Liddell wins by knockout (punch) at 2:06 of round one. Liddell becomes the UFC Light Heavyweight champion.
Randy Couture: $150,000 ($150,000 to fight; win bonus would have been $75,000)
Chuck Liddell: $140,000 ($70,000 to fight; $70,000 to win)
Matt Hughes: $110,000 ($55,000 to fight; $55,000 to win)
Matt Lindland: $20,000 ($10,000 to fight; $10,000 to win)
Renato "Babalu" Sobral: $20,000 ($10,000 to fight; $10,000 to win)
Georges St.-Pierre: $18,000 ($9,000 to fight; $9,000 to win)
Frank Trigg: $14,000
Patrick Cote: $10,000
Mike Van Arsdale: $10,000 ($5,000 to fight; $5,000 to win)
Ivan Salaverry: $8,000 ($4,000 to fight; $4,000 to win)
Joe Riggs: $4,000
Travis Lutter: $4,000
Joe Doerksen: $4,000 ($2,000 to fight; $2,000 to win)
Travis Wiuff: $3,000
John Marsh: $2,500
Jason Miller: $2,000
Total Fighter Payouts: $519,500
* [http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/fightfinder.asp?search=yes&eventid=2930 UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2 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/2006/07/mixed-martial-arts-ufcs-pay-per-view.html UFC PPV Buys Explode in 2006] (includes information on UFC 52's PPV buyrate)
* [http://www.ivansblog.com/2005/05/mixed-martial-arts-fighter-salaries.html Fighter Salaries for UFC 52]
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