Date: August 26, 2006
Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
City: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Preliminary card

  • Middleweight bout:  Yushin Okami vs.  Alan Belcher
Okami defeated Belcher by unamious decision.
  • Light Heavyweight bout:  Cory Walmsley vs.  David Heath
Heath defeatd Walmsley by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:32 of round one.
  • Light Heavyweight bout:  Wilson Gouveia vs.  Wes Combs
Gouveia defeated Combs by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:23 of round one. This fight was aired, even though it was a preliminary match.
  • Light Heavyweight bout:  Rob MacDonald vs.  Eric Schafer
Schafer wins by technical submission (arm triangle choke) at 2:26 of round one. This fight was aired, even though it was a preliminary match.

Main card

  • Lightweight bout:  Hermes Franca vs.  Jamie Varner
Franca defeated Varner by submission (armbar) at 3:31 of round three. Spencer Fisher was originally scheduled for the match, Franca was Fisher’s replacement. [1]
  • Heavyweight bout:  Cheick Kongo vs.  Christian Wellisch
Kongo wins by knockout by a knee strike at 2:51 of round one.
  • Welterweight bout:  Nick Diaz vs.  Josh Neer
Diaz defeated Neer by submission (kimura) at 1:42 of round three. Thiago Alves was originally scheduled to fight Josh Neer, but pulled out of his fight due to illness. [2]
  • Light Heavyweight bout:  Forrest Griffin vs.  Stephan Bonnar
Griffin wins by unanimous decision. All 3 judges scored the bout 30–27. Following the bout, Bonnar tested positive by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for boldenone, a banned anabolic steroid, and received a nine-month suspension and a $5,000 fine.[3]
  • Light Heavyweight Championship bout:  Chuck Liddell (c) vs.  Renato Sobral
Liddell wins by knockout (referee stoppage, due to strikes) at 1:35 of round one. Liddell retains the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.

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