Date: August 25, 2007
Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
City: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Preliminary card

  • Lightweight bout:  Marcus Aurelio vs.  Clay Guida
Guida defeated Aurelio via split decision (30–27, 28-29, 30–27).
  • Middleweight bout:  Thales Leites vs.  Ryan Jensen
Leites defeated Jensen via submission (armbar) at 3:47 of round 1. This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Couture vs. Gonzaga fight.
  • Heavyweight bout:  Frank Mir vs.  Antoni Hardonk
Mir defeated Hardonk via submission (kimura) at 1:17 of round 1.
  • Light heavyweight bout:  Renato Sobral vs.  David Heath
Sobral defeated Heath via submission (anaconda choke) at 3:30 of round 2. Sobral was fined $25,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission because he did not immediately follow referee’s directions for releasing his chokehold after Heath tapped.[3] Due to the controversial manner in which the bout was stopped, Sobral was subsequently released from his UFC contract.[4]

Main card

  • Middleweight bout:  Kendall Grove vs.  Patrick Côté
Côté defeated Grove via KO (punches) at 4:45 of round 1.
  • Lightweight bout:  Joe Stevenson vs.  Kurt Pellegrino
Stevenson defeated Pellegrino via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).
  • Lightweight bout:  Roger Huerta vs.  Alberto Crane
Huerta defeated Crane via TKO (strikes) at 1:50 of round 3.
  • Welterweight bout:  Georges St-Pierre vs.  Josh Koscheck
St-Pierre defeated Koscheck via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27).
  • Heavyweight Championship bout:  Randy Couture (c) vs.  Gabriel Gonzaga
Couture defeated Gonzaga via TKO (punches) at 1:37 of round 3 to retain the UFC Heavyweight Championship.

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