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Encyclopedia > UFC 60
UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie
Details
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date May 27, 2006
Venue Staples Center
City Los Angeles, California
Attendance 14,765 (10,347 paid)
Total Gate $2,900,090
Buyrate 620,000 [1]
Event chronology
UFC 59: Reality Check UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie UFC 61: Bitter Rivals

UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 27, 2006. 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. Headlining the card was a non-title catch-weight (175 lbs) match between Matt Hughes, former UFC Welterweight Champion, and Royce Gracie, the champion 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. Image File history File links UFC_60_poster. ... This article covers the organization itself. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... UFC 59: Reality Check was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 15, 2006 at Arrowhead Pond, in Anaheim, California, and broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States and Canada. ... UFC 61: Bitter Rivals was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday, July 8, 2006. ... For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see hybrid martial arts. ... This article covers the organization itself. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... Matthew Allen Hughes (born October 13, 1973 in Hillsboro, Illinois) is a professional mixed martial arts fighter and a former UFC World Welterweight Champion. ... Royce Gracie, pronounced Hoyce Gracie (born December 12, 1966) is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. ... UFC 1: The Beginning was the first mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ... UFC 2: No Way Out was the second mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ... UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors was the fourth mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ... UFC 5: The Return of the Beast was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 7, 1995, at the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. ...


The number of reported pay-per-view buys for UFC 60 in the United States was around 620,000, which generated gross PPV revenue of $24.77 million. [2] The Staples Center was announced as sold out according to the UFC broadcast but was visibly empty in the mid-level tiers of the arena. The actual attendance, according to the California State Athletic Commission, was 10,347 in paid attendance and 14,765 in total attendance, for a live gate of $2,900,090. The disclosed fighter payroll for UFC 60 was $740,000. [3]


Results

Preliminary card

Lightweight bout: Flag of the United States Melvin Guillard vs Flag of the United StatesRick Davis

Guillard defeated Davis by KO (punch) at 1:37 of round one. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Melvin Paul Guillard, Jr. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...


Heavyweight bout: Flag of Brazil Gabriel Gonzaga Vs. Flag of Brazil Fabiano Scherner

Gonzaga defeated Scherner by TKO at :24 of round two. Scherner complained of vision problems between rounds; however doctors cleared him for round two. Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Gabriel Napao Gonzaga-Nogueira (born May 18, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), is a professional mixed martial arts fighter currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ...


Lightweight bout: Flag of the United States Spencer Fisher vs. Flag of the United States Matt Wiman

Fisher defeats Wiman by KO (flying knee) at 1:43 of round two. Wiman replaced Leonard Garcia, who reportedly broke his leg in training. This was Wiman's UFC debut. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Spencer William Fisher (born May 9, 1976 in Brevard, North Carolina) is a mixed martial arts fighter, and is currently fighting in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Handsome Matt Wiman is an American mixed martial arts fighter, fighting out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. ...


Middleweight bout: Flag of the United States Jeremy Horn vs. Flag of the United States Chael Sonnen

Jeremy Horn defeated Chael Sonnen by submission (armbar) at 1:17 of round two. This was the third meeting between the two, all won by Horn, all accepted by Sonnen on short notice.[4] Sonnen was a late replacement for Evan Tanner, who reportedly withdrew due to personal issues. This preliminary fight was the only match that did not air on the pay-per-view broadcast, but was later aired on UFC Unleashed on Spike TV. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jeremy Graham Horn (born August 25, 1975 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a mixed martial arts fighter. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Sonnen is a town in the district of Passau in Bavaria in Germany. ... The armbar is a joint lock technique in martial arts which attacks the opponents arm. ... Evan Lloyd Tanner (born February 11, 1971 in Amarillo, Texas) is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter. ...


Main card

Middleweight bout: Flag of the United States Mike Swick vs. Flag of the United States Joe Riggs

Swick defeated Riggs by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:19 of round one. This was Riggs last fight at 185 lb., temporarily stepping up from his last three bouts at 170 lb. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Mike “Big Dick” Swick (born June 19, 1979 in Houston, Texas) is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Joseph Jahanithin Diesel Riggs (born September 23, 1982) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... The guillotine choke is a chokehold in martial arts applied from in front of the opponent. ...


Heavyweight bout: Flag of the United States Brandon Vera vs. Flag of Brazil Assuerio Silva

Vera defeated Silva by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:39 in round one. Silva had suffered an accidental eye-poke at 1:33 in the first round, but was cleared by doctors after a referee's time-out. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Brandon Michael The Truth Vera (born October 10, 1977 in Norfolk, Virginia) is a Filipino-American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, currently fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as a heavyweight. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Assuerio Silva (June 18, 1974 in Mossoro, Brazil) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, most recently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pancrase. ...


Welterweight bout: Flag of the United States Diego Sanchez vs. Flag of the United States John Alessio

Sanchez defeated Alessio by unanimous decision. The judges scored the bout 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the mixed martial artist. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...


Light heavyweight bout: Flag of the United States Dean Lister vs. Flag of Italy Alessio Sakara

Lister defeated Sakara by submission (triangle choke) at 2:20 of round one. This was Lister's debut in the UFC. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Dean Boogeyman Lister (February 13, 1976 - ) is an American mixed martial arts fighter and a former KOTC champion. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Alessio Legionarius Sakara (born September 2, 1981 in Rome, Italy) is an Italian mixed martial arts fighter, currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) Light Heavyweight division. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Catchweight (175 lb) bout: Flag of Brazil Royce Gracie vs Flag of the United States Matt Hughes

Hughes defeated Gracie by TKO (referee stoppage, ground and pound from back mount) at 4:39 of round one. The match was held at a catchweight of 175 lb, and was scheduled for three rounds. After the fight Royce Gracie said we will see him again in the UFC but as it stands it is unlikely especially due to his positive test for Nandrolone Metabolite after the K-1 Dynamite event where he fought Sakuraba. Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Royce Gracie, pronounced Hoyce Gracie (born December 12, 1966) is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Matthew Allen Hughes (born October 13, 1973 in Hillsboro, Illinois) is a professional mixed martial arts fighter and a former UFC World Welterweight Champion. ...


References

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External links

  • Official UFC 60 site

 
 

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