UFC 52 Replay
UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2 was held on Saturday, April 16, 2005, at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event was held 5,479 days back and was the 58th occasion in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, consisting of pay televisions, UFC Fight Nights, and The Ultimate Fighter season endings. There were 14,562 fans in attendance. Eviction for the occasion came out to $2,575,450.
UFC 52 had 8 bouts set up. The event was headlined by a clash in between Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture. In the co-main occasion, Renato Sobral handled Travis Wiuff. The night started with Mike Van Arsdale taking on John Marsh, followed by Patrick Cote vs. Joe Doerksen
Headlining the card were the coaches of The Ultimate Fighter, Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell. At the time, it was the highest-grossing UFC event ever at the live gate, with $2,575,450 in ticket sales. Dan “The Beast” Severn was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at this occasion.
The total fighter payroll for UFC 52 was $519,500.
The rematch bout in between Matt Hughes and Frank Trigg for the Welterweight title is one of president of the UFC Dana White’s preferred battles. In 2015 throughout International Fight Week, this ended up being the 2nd fight to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.