UFC 76: Knockout was a mixed martial arts (MMA) pay-per-view event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The event took place on September 22, 2007, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Although the event was advertised with the subtitle Knockout, the entire card produced no knockouts whatsoever.
|UFC 76: Knockout|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||September 22, 2007|
|Attendance||13,770 (11,817 paid)|
The main event was anticipated to be Chuck Liddell versus Wanderlei Silva, a long-awaited match between the two popular former champions of the UFC and PRIDE, respectively; however, the main event featured a fight between former Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell and The Ultimate Fighter 2 alum Keith Jardine, with both fighters returning from knockout losses at UFC 71.
Welterweight Diego Sanchez returned after his decision loss at UFC 69 to Josh Koscheck when he faced Jon Fitch, a training partner of Koscheck and a former Purdue University wrestler who was in the midst of a thirteen-fight win streak.
A scheduled bout between the light heavyweights Jason Lambert and Wilson Gouveia was removed from the card after Gouveia suffered a severely broken nose during training. A replacement for Gouveia was not found.
None of the preliminary bouts made it to the PPV due to the length of all the main card bouts.
|Main card (PPV)|
|Light Heavyweight||Keith Jardine||def.||Chuck Liddell||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Forrest Griffin||def.||Maurício Rua||Submission (rear-naked choke)||3||4:45|
|Welterweight||Jon Fitch||def.||Diego Sanchez||Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Lyoto Machida||def.||Kazuhiro Nakamura||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00||[a]|
|Lightweight||Tyson Griffin||def.||Thiago Tavares||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Catchweight (177 lbs)||Rich Clementi||def.||Anthony Johnson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||3:05|
|Lightweight||Jeremy Stephens||def.||Diego Saraiva||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Christian Wellisch||def.||Scott Junk||Submission (heel hook)||1||3:19|
|Lightweight||Matt Wiman||def.||Michihiro Omigawa||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
$40,000 was awarded to each of the fighters who received one of these three awards:
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- "UFC 76: Rich Clementi vs. Anthony Johnson". UFCMania.com. Retrieved September 14, 2007.
- "Nakamura Tests Positive for Marijuana". Nokaut. September 27, 2007. Archived from the original on January 30, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2007.