2006 in sports

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2006 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.


Years in sports: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Centuries: 20th century · 21st century · 22nd century
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s
Years: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

American football

Association football

International competitions

Domestic competitions

Athletics

Baseball

Basketball

Bowling

Boxing

Canadian football

Cricket

Curling

Cycling

Figure skating

Gaelic Athletic Association

Gliding

Golf

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Team event

  • Team Europe wins the Ryder Cup for the third straight time, defeating Team USA 18½–9½.

Handball

Horse racing

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey

Lacrosse

Mixed martial arts

The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events during 2006 in chronological order.

Date Event Alternate Name/s Location Attendance PPV Buyrate Notes
January 16 UFC Ultimate Fight Night 3 Ultimate Fight Night 3 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 1,008 N/A N/A
February 4 UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 3 N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 11,000 400,000 N/A
February 4 Cage Rage 15: Adrenalin Rush N/A England London, England N/A N/A N/A
February 26 Pride 31: Unbreakable Pride 31: Dreamers Japan Saitama, Japan N/A N/A N/A
March 4 UFC 58: USA vs Canada N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 9,569 300,000 This was the first UFC event to hold a lightweight fight since UFC 49.
March 10 Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie N/A United States San Jose, California, USA 18,265 N/A Strikeforce's first MMA event, after 20 years of kickboxing promotion.

The event featured Frank Shamrock in his first fight since March 2003.

March 15 K-1 Hero's 4 N/A Japan Tokyo, Japan N/A N/A N/A
April 2 Pride Bushido 10 N/A Japan Tokyo, Japan N/A N/A N/A
April 6 UFC Ultimate Fight Night 4 Ultimate Fight Night 4 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 843 N/A N/A
April 15 UFC 59: Reality Check N/A United States Anaheim, California, USA 13,814 425,000 N/A
April 22 Cage Rage 16: Critical Condition N/A England London, England N/A N/A N/A
April 29 IFL: Legends Championship 2006 N/A United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA N/A N/A IFL's first event; Start of 2006 IFL Season 1.
May 3 K-1 Hero's 5 N/A Japan Tokyo, Japan N/A N/A N/A
May 5 Pride Total Elimination Absolute N/A Japan Osaka, Japan N/A N/A Opening round to Pride GP 2006 openweight tournament.
May 27 UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie N/A United States Los Angeles, California, USA 14,765 620,000 The event featured Royce Gracie's return to the UFC since April 1995.
June 3 IFL: Championship 2006 N/A United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA N/A N/A End of 2006 IFL Season 1.
June 4 Pride Bushido Survival 2006 Pride Bushido 11
Pride Bushido Survival
Japan Saitama, Japan N/A N/A Opening round to Pride GP 2006 welterweight tournament.
June 9 Strikeforce: Revenge N/A United States San Jose, California, USA 10,374 N/A This event featured Alistair Overeem's American debut.

Prior to this Overeem fought exclusively in Europe and Japan since 1999.

June 24 The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A Randy "The Natural" Couture was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at this event.
June 28 UFC Ultimate Fight Night 5 Ultimate Fight Night 5 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 606 N/A N/A
July 1 Pride Critical Countdown Absolute N/A Japan Saitama, Japan N/A N/A Quarterfinals to Pride GP 2006 openweight tournament.
July 1 Cage Rage 17: Ultimate Challenge N/A England London, England N/A N/A N/A
July 8 UFC 61: Bitter Rivals N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 11,167 775,000 N/A
July 22 WFA: King of the Streets N/A United States Los Angeles, California, USA N/A N/A WFA's last event.

The event featured Bas Rutten's only fight after retiring in 1999.

August 5 K-1 Hero's 6 N/A Japan Tokyo, Japan N/A N/A N/A
August 17 UFC Fight Night 6 N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
August 26 UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 9,859 500,000 N/A
August 26 Pride Bushido 12 Pride Bushido Survival 2nd Round Japan Nagoya, Japan N/A N/A Quarterfinals to Pride GP 2006 welterweight tournament.
September 9 IFL: Portland N/A United States Portland, Oregon, USA N/A N/A Start of 2006 IFL Season 2.
September 10 Pride Final Conflict Absolute N/A Japan Saitama, Japan N/A N/A Semifinals and final to Pride GP 2006 openweight tournament.

Mirko Filipović becomes the Pride 2006 openweight Grand Prix champion.

September 23 IFL: Gracie vs. Miletich N/A United States Moline, Illinois, USA N/A N/A N/A
September 23 UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn N/A United States Anaheim, California, USA 12,604 400,000 N/A
September 30 Cage Rage 18: Battleground N/A England London, England N/A N/A N/A
October 7 Strikeforce: Tank vs. Buentello N/A United States Fresno, California, USA 4,437 N/A N/A
October 9 K-1 Hero's 7 N/A Japan Yokohama, Japan N/A N/A N/A
October 10 Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter UFC Fight Night 6.5 United States Hollywood, Florida, USA 3,510 N/A This event featured a third fight between, Tito Ortiz and Ken Shamrock.

The show was aired on Spike TV and received 5.7 million viewers.

October 14 UFC 64: Unstoppable N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 10,173 300,000 N/A
October 21 Pride 32: The Real Deal N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 11,727 40,000 This was the first Pride FC event held in the USA.
November 2 IFL: World Championship Semifinals N/A United States Portland, Oregon, USA N/A N/A N/A
November 5 Pride Bushido 13 Pride Bushido Survival Finals Japan Yokohama, Japan N/A N/A Semifinals and final to Pride GP 2006 welterweight tournament.

Kazuo Misaki becomes the Pride 2006 welterweight Grand Prix champion.

November 11 The Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
November 11 K-1 Hero's Lithuania 2006 N/A Lithuania Lithuania N/A N/A N/A
November 18 UFC 65: Bad Intentions N/A United States Sacramento, California, USA 14,666 500,000 N/A
December 8 Strikeforce: Triple Threat N/A United States San Jose, California, USA 8,701 N/A This event featured one of the first major women's MMA bouts.

Between Gina Carano and Elaina Maxwell.

December 13 UFC Fight Night: Sanchez vs Riggs UFC Fight Night 7 United States San Diego, California, USA N/A N/A N/A
December 29 IFL: Championship Final N/A United States Uncasville, Connecticut, USA N/A N/A End of 2006 IFL Season 2.
December 30 UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz 2 N/A United States Paradise, Nevada, USA 13,761 1,050,000 This is the first MMA event to receive over a million PPV buys.
December 31 Pride Shockwave 2006 N/A Japan Saitama, Japan 48,709 N/A N/A
December 31 K-1 PREMIUM 2006 Dynamite!! N/A Japan Osaka, Japan 51,930 N/A Event featured ten K-1 Hero's MMA bouts and four K-1 kickboxing bouts.

Motorsport

Radiosport

Rugby league

Rugby union

Ski jumping

Ski mountaineering

Speed skating

Swimming

Tennis

Triathlon

Volleyball

Water polo

Weightlifting

World University Championships

Multi-sport events

Awards

References

  1. ^ Barrow High School Archived July 26, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Playing in Barrow is all kinds of cool to Delta Archived October 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
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