The year 2005 is the 13th year in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts promotion based in the United States. In 2005 the UFC held 10 events beginning with, UFC 51: Super Saturday. The reality TV series The Ultimate Fighter and the first UFC Ultimate Fight Night both premiered on Spike TV. The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale was the first live UFC broadcast on non-pay-per-view television.

2005 in UFC
A poster or logo for 2005 in UFC.
Information
First dateFeb 5, 2005
Last dateNov 19, 2005
Events
Total events10
UFC6
UFC Fight Night2
TUF Finale events2
Fights
Total fights80
Title fights9
Chronology
2004 in UFC 2005 in UFC 2006 in UFC

Title fightsEdit

Title fights in 2005
Weight class Method Round Time Event Notes
Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski def. Tim Sylvia Submission (Achilles Lock) 1 0:47 UFC 51: Super Saturday [a]
Middleweight Evan Tanner def. David Terrell TKO (Punches) 1 4:35 UFC 51: Super Saturday [b]
Light Heavyweight Chuck Liddell def. Randy Couture (c) KO (Punches) 1 2:06 UFC 52: Couture vs Liddell [c]
Welterweight Matt Hughes (c) def. Frank Trigg Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 4:05 UFC 52: Couture vs Liddell [d]
Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski (ic) def. Justin Eilers TKO (Punches) 1 4:10 UFC 53: Heavy Hitters [e]
Middleweight Rich Franklin def. Evan Tanner (c) TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 4 3:25 UFC 53: Heavy Hitters [f]
Light Heavyweight Chuck Liddell (c) def. Jeremy Horn TKO (Punches) 4 2:46 UFC 54: Boiling Point [g]
Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski (c) def. Paul Buentello KO (Punch) 1 0:15 UFC 55: Fury [h]
Middleweight Rich Franklin (c) def. Nate Quarry KO (Punch) 1 2:34 UFC 56: Full Force [i]
  1. ^ For the 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.
  2. ^ For the UFC Middleweight Championship. Tanner becomes the UFC Middleweight champion filling the vacant title, and the first Middleweight champion since 2002.
  3. ^ For the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
  4. ^ For the UFC Welterweight Championship.
  5. ^ For the UFC Heavyweight Championship. It was realized that Eilers had injured his knee in the bout, prompting the referee to stop the fight as Eilers could not defend himself.[1]
  6. ^ For the UFC Middleweight Championship.
  7. ^ For the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. At that time, Horn informed the referee that he could no longer see properly, and the official called the bout.
  8. ^ For the UFC Heavyweight Championship. The UFC decided this match would be for the undisputed UFC Heavyweight title, as former UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir, who had been badly injured in a motorcycle accident, was still unable to compete.
  9. ^ For the UFC Middleweight Championship.

The Ultimate FighterEdit

Season Finale Division Winner Runner-up
TUF 1: Team Couture vs. Team Liddell Apr 9, 2005 Light Heavyweight Forrest Griffin Stephan Bonnar
Middleweight Diego Sanchez Kenny Florian
TUF 2: Team Hughes vs. Team Franklin Nov 5, 2005 Heavyweight Rashad Evans Brad Imes
Welterweight Joe Stevenson Luke Cummo

Debut UFC fightersEdit

The following fighters fought their first UFC fight in 2005:

Events listEdit

# Event Date Venue Location Attendance
065 UFC 56: Full Force Nov 19, 2005 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 12,000
064 The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Franklin Finale Nov 5, 2005 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. N/A
063 UFC 55: Fury Oct 7, 2005 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, Connecticut, U.S. 8,000[2]
062 UFC Fight Night 2 Oct 3, 2005 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. N/A
061 UFC 54: Boiling Point Aug 20, 2005 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 13,520
060 UFC Ultimate Fight Night Aug 6, 2005 Cox Pavilion Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. N/A
059 UFC 53: Heavy Hitters Jun 4, 2005 Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. 12,000[3]
058 UFC 52: Couture vs Liddell Apr 16, 2005 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 14,562
057 The Ultimate Fighter: Team Couture vs. Team Liddell Finale Apr 9, 2005 Cox Pavilion Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. N/A
056 UFC 51: Super Saturday Feb 5, 2005 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 11,072[4]

UFC Ultimate Fight NightEdit

UFC Ultimate Fight Night
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateAugust 6, 2005
VenueCox Pavilion
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Event chronology
UFC 53: Heavy Hitters UFC Ultimate Fight Night UFC 54: Boiling Point

UFC Ultimate Fight Night (also known as UFC Fight Night 1)[5] was an event held on August 6, 2005 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, aired on Spike, was the first UFC Fight Night event.

ResultsEdit

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Nate Marquardt def Ivan Salaverry Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Middleweight Chris Leben def Patrick Côté Decision (split) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Stephan Bonnar def Sam Hoger Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Middleweight Nate Quarry def Pete Sell TKO (punches) 1 0:42
Preliminary card
Welterweight Josh Koscheck def Pete Spratt Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:53
Middleweight Mike Swick def Gideon Ray TKO (punches) 1 0:22
Welterweight Kenny Florian def Alex Karalexis TKO (cut) 2 3:52
Welterweight Drew Fickett def Josh Neer Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:35

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Josh Gross (June 6, 2005). "UFC 53 Injury Update: Eilers and Tanner". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2008-07-21.
  2. ^ "UFC 55: Cop To It". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved Oct 19, 2010.
  3. ^ "UFC 53: Heavy Hitters". tapology.com. Retrieved Oct 19, 2010.
  4. ^ "UFC 51: Super Saturday". tapology.com. Retrieved Oct 19, 2010.
  5. ^ "UFC Fight Night 1". Sherdog.