UFC 73 Anderson Silva vs. Nate Marquardt

Date: July 7, 2007
Location: Sacramento, Calif.
Venue: ARCO Arena
Broadcast: Pay-Per-View

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This event is being titled Stacked because of the intense card that is scheduled. Silva and Sherk will both be looking to defend their titles, Silva at middleweight, and Sherk at lightweight. Both of these individuals gained their titles at UFC 64 and will be taking on formidable challengers. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira steps into the Octagon for the first time for a heavyweight war with Heath Herring and Tito Ortiz intends to put a painful end to Rashad Evans’ perfect 15-0 record. Let the fireworks begin. UFC 73, loaded with UFC superstars, takes place LIVE from ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif. Saturday, July 7,2007.

Silva is a Brazilian who has competed in Cage Rage, PRIDE,Shooto, and Rumble on the Rock. He has beaten some of thebiggest names in the business including Rich Franklin andJeremy Horn. His record stands at 18-4 with 10 knockouts and3 submissions after his triangle choke win over TravisLutter on Feb. 3rd at UFC 67.

Sherk has done almost everything he can in mixed martial arts fighting. His record is 33-2 with wins in both UFC and PRIDE. His style has drawn comparisons to former welterweight champ Matth Hughes, whom Sherk fought to a close decision loss for a title. Sherk has eight knockouts and thirteen submissions to his credit, but hasn’t fought since winning the title over Kenny Florian back in October at UFC 64.

UFC 73 Results

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

Frankie Edgar defeated Mark Bocek at 4:55 of Round One by TKO.

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

Chris Lytle defeated Jason Gilliam 2:15 of Round One by triangle choke.

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

Jorge Gurgel defeated Diego Saraiva by unanimous decision (30-27 on all three scorecards)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

Stephan Bonnar defeated Mike Nickels by Rear Naked Choke at 2:14 of Round One.

HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria defeats Heath Herring by unanimous decision (29-28 on all score cards)

LIGHT WEIGHT UFC WORLD TITLE BOUT

Sean Sherk defeats Hermes Franca by unanimous decision (50-45 on all judges scorecards)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

Tito Ortiz vs Rashad Evans. All 3 judges score the bout 28-28 for a unanimous draw mostly due to the point taken away from Ortiz in the 2nd round.

MIDDLEWEIGHT UFC WORLD TITLE BOUT

Anderson Silva defeats Nate Marqaurdt by TKO Rd 1 (Referee’s stoppage due to strikes)

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

Kenny Florian defeats Alvin Robinson by TKO (Referee’s Stoppage due to strikes on the ground) Rd 1

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