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2007 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.


Years in sports: 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Centuries: 20th century · 21st century · 22nd century
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s
Years: 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

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Alpine skiingEdit

American footballEdit

Association footballEdit

Australian rules footballEdit

AthleticsEdit

BadmintonEdit

BaseballEdit

Oregon State Beavers win back to back National Championships.

Seoul Shrubbery defeat the defend champions Singapore Sushi 1,300-1,212 to capture their first ever Periwinkle Feather.

BasketballEdit

BiathlonEdit

BoxingEdit

  • January 20 Nicolay Valuev successfully defends his WBA Heavyweight title by defeating Jameel McCline, by technical knockout aun McCline blows out his knee.
  • February 3 Chad Dawson becomes the WBC Light Heavyweight champion after defeating Tomasz Adamek by unanimous decision. Despite being knocked down from a straight right hand on round ten, Dawson dominates most of the fight with his speed.
  • February 10 Shane Mosley becomes the WBC Welterweight champion by defeating Luis Collazo by unanimous decision.
  • March 10 Wladimir Klitschko successfully defends his IBF Heavyweight title after defeating Ray Austin by 2nd-round knockout.
  • April 14 Ruslan Chagaev becomes the new WBA Heavyweight Champion after defeating Nicolay Valuev by majority decision.
  • April 28 Juan Díaz unifies the WBA and WBO Lightweight titles after defeating Acelino Freitas, after Freitas refused to answer the bell before round nine.
  • June 2 Sultan Ibragimov defeats Shannon Briggs by unanimous decision to take the WBO Heavyweight title.
  • September 29 Kelly Pavlik upsets Jermain Taylor by seventh-round TKO to win the WBC, WBO, and universally recognized Middleweight Champion of the World. Pavlik was knocked down in the second round, but rallied back against a tired Taylor.
  • November 4 Joe Calzaghe defeats Mikkel Kessler by unanimous decision in a unification bout for the WBA, WBC and WBO super middleweight titles. Calzaghe becomes the first undisputed super middleweight champion and surpasses the 20 defences made by Bernard Hopkins and Larry Holmes at middleweight and heavyweight respectively.

Canadian footballEdit

CricketEdit

  • The Ashes – Australia completes a 5–0 whitewash over England in the 2006-07 Ashes series, the first time since 1920–21 that one team has won all the Tests in an Ashes series
  • 2007 Cricket World Cup held in the West Indies – Australia beat Sri Lanka by 53 runs in the final
  • The inaugural ICC World Twenty20 held in South Africa; India beat Pakistan in the finals by 5 runs

Cross-country skiingEdit

CurlingEdit

CyclingEdit

DartsEdit

Field hockeyEdit

Figure skatingEdit

GlidingEdit

GolfEdit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

HandballEdit

Horse racingEdit

Ice hockeyEdit

JudoEdit

LacrosseEdit

LugeEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events during 2007 in chronological order.

Date Event Alternate Name/s Location Attendance PPV Buyrate Notes
January 19 IFL: Oakland N/A   Oakland, California, USA N/A N/A Start of 2007 IFL Season.
January 20 WEC 25: McCullough vs. Cope N/A   Oakland, California, USA N/A N/A First WEC event under Zuffa ownership.
January 25 UFC Fight Night: Rashad Evans vs Sean Salmon UFC Fight Night: Evans vs Salmon

UFC Fight Night 8

  Hollywood, Florida, USA N/A N/A N/A
February 2 IFL: Houston N/A   Houston, Texas, USA N/A N/A N/A
February 3 UFC 67: All or Nothing N/A   Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 10,227 350,000 (Min.)

400,000 (Max.)

N/A
February 10 Strikeforce: Young Guns N/A   San Jose, California, USA 3,169 N/A N/A
February 10 EliteXC Destiny N/A   Southaven, Mississippi, USA 7,200 N/A EliteXC's first event.
February 10 Cage Rage 20: Born 2 Fight N/A   London, England N/A N/A N/A
February 23 IFL: Atlanta N/A   Duluth, Georgia, USA N/A N/A N/A
February 24 Pride 33: The Second Coming N/A   Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 12,911 N/A N/A
March 3 UFC 68: The Uprising N/A   Columbus, Ohio, USA 19,049 534,000 N/A
March 12 K-1 Hero's 8 N/A   Nagoya, Japan N/A N/A N/A
March 12 IFL: Los Angeles N/A   Inglewood, California, USA N/A N/A N/A
March 24 WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio N/A   Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 1,819 N/A N/A
April 5 UFC Fight Night: Stevenson vs Guillard UFC Fight Night 9   Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 1,734 N/A N/A
April 7 IFL: Moline N/A   Moline, Illinois, USA N/A N/A N/A
April 7 UFC 69: Shootout N/A   Houston, Texas, USA 15,269 400,000 N/A
April 8 Pride 34: Kamikaze N/A   Saitama, Japan N/A N/A Last Pride FC event.
April 13 IFL: Connecticut N/A   Uncasville, Connecticut, USA N/A N/A N/A
April 21 UFC 70: Nations Collide N/A   Manchester, England 15,114 N/A N/A
April 21 Cage Rage 21: Judgement Day N/A   London, England N/A N/A N/A
May 12 WEC 27: Marshall vs. McElfresh N/A   Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
May 19 IFL: Chicago N/A   Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA N/A N/A N/A
May 26 UFC 71: Liddell vs. Jackson N/A   Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 14,728 675,000 N/A
June 1 IFL: Everett N/A   Everett, Washington, USA N/A N/A N/A
June 2 SoftBank presents Dynamite!! USA Dynamite!! USA   Los Angeles, California, USA 18,340 35,000 N/A
June 3 WEC 28: Faber vs. Farrar N/A   Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
June 12 UFC Fight Night: Stout vs Fisher UFC Fight Night 10   Hollywood, Florida, USA N/A N/A N/A
June 16 IFL: Las Vegas N/A   Hollywood, Florida, USA N/A N/A N/A
June 16 UFC 72: Victory N/A   Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK 7,850 200,000 N/A
June 22 Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni N/A   San Jose, California, USA 9,672 35,000 N/A
June 23 The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale N/A   Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
June 23 CFFC V: Two Worlds, One Cage N/A   Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA 7,286 N/A N/A
June 7 UFC 73: Stacked N/A   Sacramento, California, USA 13,183 425,000 N/A
June 16 K-1 Hero's 9 N/A   Yokohama, Japan N/A N/A N/A
June 27 ShoXC 1 N/A   Santa Ynez, California, USA N/A N/A N/A
August 2 IFL: 2007 Semifinals N/A   East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA N/A N/A N/A
August 5 WEC 29: Condit vs. Larson N/A   Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
August 25 ShoXC 2 N/A   Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA N/A N/A N/A
August 25 UFC 74: Respect N/A   Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 11,118 520,000 N/A
September 1 Art of War 3: USA vs Brazil N/A   Dallas, Texas, USA N/A N/A N/A
September 5 WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton N/A   Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
September 8 UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion N/A   London, England 16,235 N/A N/A
September 15 EliteXC: Uprising N/A   Oahu, Hawaii, USA N/A N/A N/A
September 17 K-1 Hero's 10 N/A   Yokohama, Japan N/A N/A N/A
September 19 UFC Fight Night: Din Thomas vs Kenny Florian UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs Florian

UFC Fight Night 11

  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
September 20 IFL: 2007 Championship N/A   Hollywood, Florida, USA N/A N/A End of 2007 IFL Season.
September 22 UFC 76: Knockout N/A   Anaheim, California, USA 13,770 475,000 N/A
September 22 Cage Rage 23: Unbelievable N/A   London, England N/A N/A N/A
September 29 Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion N/A   Los Angeles, California, USA 3,569 N/A N/A
October 20 UFC 77: Hostile Territory N/A   Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 16,054 325,000 N/A
October 26 ShoXC 3 N/A   Santa Ynez, California, USA N/A N/A N/A
October 28 K-1 Hero's Korea 2007 N/A   Seoul, South Korea N/A N/A Last K-1 Hero's event.
November 10 EliteXC: Renegade N/A   Corpus Christi, Texas, USA N/A N/A N/A
November 16 Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives N/A   San Jose, California, USA 7,249 N/A N/A
November 17 UFC 78: Validation N/A   Newark, New Jersey, USA 14,071 400,000 N/A
December 1 Cage Rage 24: Feel the Pain N/A   London, England N/A N/A N/A
December 8 The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs Team Serra Finale The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale   Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
December 12 WEC 31: Faber vs. Curran N/A   Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
December 29 UFC 79: Nemesis N/A   Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 11,075 750,000+ N/A
December 31 K-1 PREMIUM 2007 Dynamite!! N/A   Osaka, Japan 47,928 N/A Event featured seven MMA bouts and eight K-1 kickboxing bouts.
December 31 Yarennoka! N/A   Saitama, Japan 27,128 N/A Under a collaboration promotion of Pride FC, M-1 Global, and FEG.

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