2007 in sports

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

Years in sports

2007 in sports

Alpine skiingEdit

American footballEdit

Association footballEdit

Australian rules footballEdit

AthleticsEdit

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

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

CyclingEdit

Grand Tours:

DartsEdit

Field hockeyEdit

FloorballEdit

GolfEdit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

HandballEdit

Horse racingEdit

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockeyEdit

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   Oakland, California, USA Start of 2007 IFL Season.
January 20 WEC 25: McCullough vs. Cope   Oakland, California, USA 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
February 2 IFL: Houston   Houston, Texas, USA
February 3 UFC 67: All or Nothing   Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 10,227 350,000 (Min.)

400,000 (Max.)

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

UFC Fight Night 11

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

MotorsportEdit

OrienteeringEdit

Rink hockeyEdit

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

Domestic competitions

Ski jumpingEdit

SnookerEdit

Speed skatingEdit

SwimmingEdit

TaekwondoEdit

TennisEdit

VolleyballEdit

Water poloEdit

WeightliftingEdit

Multi-sport eventsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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