UFC 73 STACKED Ortiz vs Evans and Silva vs Marquardt winners are Silva and Sherk with Ortiz in a draw. The Ultimate Fighting Championship based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, had the UFC 73 fight July, 7, 2007 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA real estate.
UFC 73 Middleweight Championship Match
Nate Marquardt vs. Anderson Silva
UFC 73 STACKEDTito Ortiz vs Rashad Evans and Anderson “Spider” Silva vs Nate “The Great” Marquardt on July 7, 2007 in Sacramento real estate at ARCO Arena. This Ultimate Fighting Championship, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, mixed martial arts fight is stacked with five fights including two Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts and a grudge match between two light heavyweight rivals. UFC Lightweight Champion Sean “The Muscle Shark” Sherk defends his new title vs Hermes Franca from Brazil. The Octagon will also host Heath Herring vs Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the first time. This is sure to be an action packed mma event.
Silva thinks his jiu-jitsu skills can beat anyone in his weight class. Chris Leben and Rich Franklin UFC fights were both stopped in the first rounds. This fight in the Mandalay Bay Octagon was no easy match against Travis Lutter.
Lutter wanted an early takedown in this non-title UFC match but with Silva’s swift feet he made his moves effortlessly. A flying knee happened moments later with Lutter blocking, who got the takedown of the Brazilian. This was the first time in his Ultimate Fighting Championship time that Silva fought off the attack and stood back up. The mighty Texan then pulled him down again. Silva then fought back from the bottom. One minute remaining, Lutter took side control and a full mount. Silva took the beating by Lutter and regained his strength standing back up. The crowd’s cheers were loud.
The second round Lutter opened with a takedown and Silva kicked to the head from the mat. Silva used a triangle choke on the hurt Lutter. The Ultimate Fighting Champion used both hands to pound away at Lutter. At the 2:11 mark Travis had to tap out.
UFC 67 ALL OR NOTHINGUltimate Fighting Championship final weigh in results at Mandalay Bay real estate in Las Vegas, Nevada. Travis Lutter, the TUF 4 winner, despite two weigh in tries, will not be challenging UFC Anderson Silva’s Middleweight Championship title tonight in the Octagon after his final weight of 186.5 pounds, a pound and a half over the 185-pound limit. Today’s UFC 67 Ultimate Fighting Championship main title match will now be a three round non-title event. Lutter’s first attempt was 187 pounds and two hours later he was only a half-pound lighter. Lutter was fined 10 percent of his purse by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. 5 percent penalty goes to Anderson Silva and 5 percent to the NSAC.