Date: February 5, 2005
Venue: Mandalay Bay Arena
City: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Preliminary card

  • Welterweight bout:  Nick Diaz vs.  Drew Fickett
Diaz wins by technical knockout (strikes) at 4:37 of round one.
  • Welterweight bout:  Karo Parisyan vs.  Chris Lytle
Parisyan wins by unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 30–27.
  • Middleweight bout:  David Loiseau vs.  Gideon Ray
Loiseau wins by technical knockout (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round one.
  • Heavyweight bout:  Mike Kyle vs.  James Irvin
Kyle wins by knockout (punches) at 1:55 of round one. Although preliminary, this bout aired on the pay-per-view broadcast.

Main card

  • Heavyweight bout:  Paul Buentello vs.  Justin Eilers
Buentello wins by knockout (punches) at 3:31 of round one.
  • Middleweight Championship bout:  Evan Tanner vs.  David Terrell
Tanner wins by technical knockout (strikes) at 4:35 of round one. Tanner becomes the UFC Middleweight champion filling the vacant title, and the first Middleweight champion since 2002.
  • Interim Heavyweight Championship bout:  Andrei Arlovski vs.  Tim Sylvia
Arlovski wins by submission (achilles lock) at :47 of round one. Arlovski becomes the Interim Heavyweight champion. The title is an interim championship due to the UFC Heavyweight Champion, Frank Mir, being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident and not able to defend the title against No. 1 contender, Andrei Arlovski.
  • Middleweight bout:  Pete Sell vs.  Phil Baroni
Sell wins by submission (guillotine choke) at 4:16 of round three.
  • Light Heavyweight bout:  Tito Ortiz vs.  Vitor Belfort
Ortiz wins by split decision. The judges scored the bout 29–28, 29–28, and 28–29.

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