UFC 72

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UFC 72: Victory
The poster for UFC 72: Victory.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date 16 June 2007
Venue The Odyssey
City Belfast, Northern Ireland
Attendance 8,000
Total gate £700,000 (approx. $1.2 million)[1]
Buyrate 200,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Stout vs Fisher UFC 72: Victory The Ultimate Fighter: Team Pulver vs. Team Penn Finale

UFC 72: Victory was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The event took place Saturday, 16 June 2007 at The Odyssey in Belfast, Northern Ireland.[3]


UFC 72 continued the UFC's expansion into Europe, as it was the third event to take place in Europe and the United Kingdom after UFC 38 in 2002 (Royal Albert Hall in London, United Kingdom) and UFC 70 in April 2007 (MEN Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom). The card aired on pay-per-view in North America and via Setanta Sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland.[4]

Martin Kampmann was scheduled to fight Rich Franklin, but was forced to withdraw due to injury. Yushin Okami replaced Kampmann in the main event.[5]

Jake O'Brien was scheduled to fight Tom Murphy, but was forced to withdraw due to injury.[6] There was no replacement for O'Brien, and Murphy did not fight on the UFC 72 card.[7]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Rich Franklin def. Yushin Okami Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Forrest Griffin def. Hector Ramirez Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Jason MacDonald def. Rory Singer TKO (punches and elbows) 2 3:18
Lightweight Tyson Griffin def. Clay Guida Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Ed Herman def. Scott Smith Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:25
Preliminary card
Heavyweight Eddie Sanchez def. Colin Robinson TKO (punches) 2 0:32
Welterweight Dustin Hazelett def. Steven Lynch Submission (anaconda choke) 1 2:50 [a]
Welterweight Marcus Davis def. Jason Tan KO (punch) 1 1:15
  1. ^ In the official decision the choke was mistakenly called d'arce

Bonus awards

The bonuses for this event were $40,000 each.:[8]

See also


  1. ^ "Belfast gets a pounding". Belfast Telegraph. 17 June 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2007.
  2. ^ http://mmapayout.com/blue-book/pay-per-view/
  3. ^ "Upcoming Events; UFC 72: Victory". UFC.com. Archived from the original on 7 May 2007. Retrieved 10 May 2007.
  5. ^ Gerbasi, Thomas (9 May 2007). "Okami to face Franklin in UFC 72 Main Event". UFC.com. Archived from the original on 12 May 2007. Retrieved 9 May 2007.
  6. ^ "Tom Murphy Opponent-less for UFC 72". UFC Junkie. 10 June 2007. Archived from the original on 25 January 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2007.
  7. ^ "Murphy fight dropped from card".
  8. ^ UFC 72 Fight Awards | UFCDaily.com

External links

  • UFC 72 Event Site
  • Official website
  • Official UFC 72 Fight Card
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