The year 2006 is the 14th year in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts promotion based in the United States. In 2006 the UFC held 18 events beginning with, UFC Fight Night 3.

2006 in UFC
A poster or logo for 2006 in UFC.
Information
First dateJanuary 16, 2006
Last dateDecember 30, 2006
Events
Total events18
UFC10
UFC Fight Night6
TUF Finale events2
Fights
Total fights158
Title fights11
Chronology
2005 in UFC 2006 in UFC 2007 in UFC

Title fightsEdit

Title fights in 2006
Weight class Method Round Time Event Notes
Light Heavyweight Chuck Liddell (c) def. Randy Couture KO (Punch) 2 1:28 UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 3 [a]
Middleweight Rich Franklin (c) def. David Loiseau Decision (Unanimous) 5 5:00 UFC 58: USA vs. Canada [b]
Heavyweight Tim Sylvia def. Andrei Arlovski (c) TKO (Punches) 1 2:43 UFC 59: Reality Check [c]
Heavyweight Tim Sylvia (c) def. Andrei Arlovski Decision (Unanimous) 5 5:00 UFC 61: Bitter Rivals [d]
Light Heavyweight Chuck Liddell (c) def. Renato Sobral TKO (Punches) 1 1:35 UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral [e]
Welterweight Matt Hughes (c) def. B.J. Penn TKO (Punches) 3 3:53 UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn [f]
Middleweight Anderson Silva def. Rich Franklin (c) KO (Knee) 1 2:59 UFC 64: Unstoppable [g]
Lightweight Sean Sherk def. Kenny Florian Decision (Unanimous) 5 5:00 UFC 64: Unstoppable [h]
Welterweight Georges St. Pierre def. Matt Hughes (c) TKO (Head Kick and Punches) 2 1:25 UFC 65: Bad Intentions [i]
Heavyweight Tim Sylvia (c) def. Jeff Monson Decision (Unanimous) 5 5:00 UFC 65: Bad Intentions [j]
Light Heavyweight Chuck Liddell (c) def. Tito Ortiz TKO (Punches) 3 3:59 UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz [k]

The Ultimate FighterEdit

Season Finale Division Winner Runner-up
TUF 3: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock Jun 24, 2006 Middleweight Kendall Grove Ed Herman
Light Heavyweight Michael Bisping Josh Haynes
TUF 4: The Comeback Nov 11, 2006 Middleweight Travis Lutter Patrick Côté
Welterweight Matt Serra Chris Lytle

Debut UFC fightersEdit

The following fighters fought their first UFC fight in 2006:

Events listEdit

# Event Date Venue Location Attendance
083 UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz Dec 30, 2006 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 13,671[1]
082 UFC Fight Night: Sanchez vs. Riggs Dec 13, 2006 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar San Diego, California, U.S.
081 UFC 65: Bad Intentions Nov 18, 2006 ARCO Arena Sacramento, California, U.S. 14,666[1]
080 The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback Finale Nov 11, 2006 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
079 UFC 64: Unstoppable Oct 14, 2006 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
078 Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter Oct 10, 2006 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Florida, U.S.
077 UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn Sep 23, 2006 Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim Anaheim, California, U.S. 12,604[2]
076 UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral Aug 26, 2006 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
075 UFC Fight Night 6 Aug 17, 2006 Red Rock Resort Spa and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
074 UFC 61: Bitter Rivals Jul 8, 2006 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
073 UFC Fight Night 5 Jun 28, 2006 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 606 [3]
072 The Ultimate Fighter: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock Finale Jun 24, 2006 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 849 [3]
071 UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie May 27, 2006 Staples Center Los Angeles, U.S. 14,765[1]
070 UFC 59: Reality Check Apr 15, 2006 Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim Anaheim, California, U.S. 13,814[3]
069 UFC Fight Night 4 Apr 6, 2006 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 843 [3]
068 UFC 58: USA vs. Canada Mar 4, 2006 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 9,569[3]
067 UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 3 Feb 4, 2006 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 10,659[3]
066 UFC Fight Night 3 Jan 16, 2006 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 1,008[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "UFC 66 breaks records; UFC business year-in-review". mmaweekly.com. Jan 6, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2014-11-27.
  2. ^ "Pride, UFC & Strikeforce attendance breakdown". mmaweekly.com. Oct 24, 2006. Archived from the original on 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2014-11-27.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "UFC live gate figures for 2006". mmaweekly.com. Jul 14, 2006. Archived from the original on 2009-10-12.