UFC 68: The Uprising was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 3, 2007, at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

UFC 68: The Uprising
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The poster for UFC 68: The Uprising.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMarch 3, 2007
VenueNationwide Arena
CityColumbus, Ohio
Attendance19,049 (17,358 paid)
Total gate$3,014,000[1]
Total purse$697,000 (disclosed)[1]
Event chronology
UFC 67: All or Nothing UFC 68: The Uprising UFC Fight Night: Stevenson vs Guillard


UFC 68 was the first UFC event held in the state of Ohio, and coincided with the 2007 Arnold Sports Festival. The sold-out event produced the highest verifiable live attendance to date for a mixed martial arts event in North America with 19,079 spectators.[3] At the time it was the largest attendance for a MMA event in the United States.

In the main event, UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia was set to defend his title against Randy Couture, who was coming out of a 12-month retirement. Couture, a former UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion, hadn't fought as a heavyweight since UFC 39 in 2002.

Also featured at UFC 68 were the return bouts of former champions Matt Hughes at welterweight and Rich Franklin at middleweight.[4]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Randy Couture def. Tim Sylvia (c) Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 50–45) 5 5:00 [a]
Middleweight Martin Kampmann def. Drew McFedries Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 4:06
Middleweight Rich Franklin def. Jason MacDonald TKO (corner stoppage) 2 5:00 [b]
Welterweight Matt Hughes def. Chris Lytle Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Jason Lambert def. Renato Sobral KO (punch) 2 3:36
Preliminary card
Light Heavyweight Matt Hamill def. Rex Holman TKO (punches) 1 4:00
Welterweight Jon Fitch def. Luigi Fioravanti Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:05
Lightweight Gleison Tibau def. Jason Dent Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Jamie Varner def. Jason Gilliam Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:34
  1. ^ For the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
  2. ^ Excessive damage to MacDonald's right eye prompted his corner to signal for the end of the bout.

Bonus awardsEdit

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  1. ^ a b "Official UFC 68 Salaries ..." MMAjunkie.com. 6 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-09.
  2. ^ Stupp, Dann (2007-10-30). "UFC Officials Rebut Randy Couture's Pay Claims". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2007-10-30.
  3. ^ Trembow, Ivan (2007-06-08). "K-1 DYNAMITE ATTENDANCE BREAKDOWN". MMAWeekly.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-08.
  4. ^ "UFC Coming to Ohio with a Vengeance". UFC.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-26. Retrieved 2007-03-04.

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