UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 27, 2006.[2] The event took place at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California and was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States and Canada.

UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie
UFC 60 poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMay 27, 2006
VenueStaples Center
CityLos Angeles, California
Attendance14,802 (10,347 paid)
Total gate$2,900,090
Event chronology
UFC 59: Reality Check UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie The Ultimate Fighter: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock Finale


Headlining the card was a non-title catchweight (175 lb) match between then-current UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes, and UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie, the winner of UFC 1, UFC 2 and UFC 4. This was Gracie's first match in the UFC and in the United States since UFC 5.

The event drew 620,000 buys, becoming the best-selling pay-per-view in UFC history up to that point, and the first to break the $20 million mark in gross PPV sales.[3]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight (175 lb) Matt Hughes def. Royce Gracie TKO (punches) 1 4:39
Light Heavyweight Dean Lister def. Alessio Sakara Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:20
Welterweight Diego Sanchez def. John Alessio Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Brandon Vera def. Assuerio Silva Submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:39
Middleweight Mike Swick def. Joe Riggs Submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:19
Preliminary Card
Middleweight Jeremy Horn def. Chael Sonnen Submission (armbar) 2 1:17 [a]
Lightweight Spencer Fisher def. Matt Wiman KO (flying knee) 2 1:43 [b]
Heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga def. Fabiano Scherner TKO (punches) 2 0:24
Lightweight Melvin Guillard def. Rick Davis KO (punch) 1 1:37
  1. ^ Sonnen was a late replacement for Evan Tanner, who reportedly withdrew due to personal issues.
  2. ^ Wiman replaced Leonard Garcia, who broke his leg in training.[4]

Reported PayoutEdit

Royce Gracie: $400,000

Matt Hughes: $110,000

Jeremy Horn: $70,000

Brandon Vera: $32,000

Diego Sanchez: $24,000

Mike Swick: $14,000

Spencer Fisher: $14,000

Joe Riggs: $12,000

Gabriel Gonzaga: $10,000

Melvin Guillard: $10,000

Alessio Sakara: $10,000

Dean Lister: $10,000

Assuerio Silva: $8,000

Chael Sonnen: $5,000

Fabiano Scherner: $3,000

Matt Wiman: $3,000

John Alessio: $3,000

Rick Davis: $2,000

Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $740,000

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Trembow, Ivan (2006-09-06). "UFC 61 Surpasses $30 Million in Pay-Per-View Sales, Plus Final PPV Buyrate for UFC 60". ivansblog.com. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  2. ^ "UFC 60 - Hughes vs. Gracie". sherdog.com. 2006-05-27. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  3. ^ Trembow, Ivan (2006-09-06). "UFC 61 SURPASSES $30 MILLION IN PPV SALES". mmaweekly.com. Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  4. ^ "SPENCER FISHER'S NEW OPPONENT NAMED FOR UFC 60". MMA Weekly. 2006-05-17. Archived from the original on 2007-05-28. Retrieved 2009-03-07.

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