Date: July 7, 2007
Venue: ARCO Arena
City: United States Sacramento, California, USA

Preliminary card

  • Lightweight bout:  Mark Bocek vs.  Frankie Edgar
Edgar defeated Bocek via TKO (strikes) at 4:55 of round 1.
  • Welterweight bout:  Chris Lytle vs.  Jason Gilliam
Lytle defeated Gilliam via submission (inverted triangle choke) at 2:15 of round 2.
  • Lightweight bout:  Diego Saraiva vs.  Jorge Gurgel
Gurgel defeated Saraiva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
  • Light Heavyweight bout:  Mike Nickels vs.  Stephan Bonnar
Bonnar defeated Nickels via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:14 of round 1.

Main card

  • Heavyweight bout:  Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira vs.  Heath Herring
Nogueira defeated Herring via unanimous decision (29–28, 29-28, 29-28).
  • Lightweight Championship bout:  Sean Sherk (c) vs.  Hermes Franca
Sherk defeated Franca via unanimous decision (50–45, 50–45, 49–46). The California State Athletic Commission later announced that both fighters tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.[4] Sherk was eventually stripped of the title.
  • Light Heavyweight bout:  Tito Ortiz vs.  Rashad Evans
Evans and Ortiz fought to a unanimous draw (28-28, 28-28, 28-28). Ortiz was deducted one point in the second round for repeatedly grabbing the fence.[3]
  • Middleweight Championship bout:  Anderson Silva (c) vs.  Nathan Marquardt
Silva defeated Marquardt via TKO (punches) at 4:50 of round 1.
  • Lightweight bout:  Kenny Florian vs.  Alvin Robinson
Florian defeated Robinson via TKO (strikes) at 4:30 of round 1. This fight was delayed until after the main event due to time constraints.

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