UFC 55

UFC 55: Fury was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 7, 2005 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on DVD.

Commentary Team

  • Craig Hummer, play by play commentator
  • Joe Rogan, color commentator



Preliminary card

* Light Heavyweight bout: Italy Alessio Sakara vs. United States Ron Faircloth

This bout ended in No Contest at :10 in round two after Sakara was unintentionally kicked in the groin. The bout, although preliminary, was aired on the broadcast.

* Heavyweight bout: Brazil Márcio Cruz vs. Japan Keigo Kunihara

Cruz wins by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:02 of round two. This bout was preliminary, and was not aired on the broadcast.

* Middleweight bout: United States Jorge Rivera vs. United States Dennis Hallman

Rivera wins by unanimous decision. The bout, although preliminary, was aired on the broadcast.

Main card

* Welterweight bout: United States Joe Riggs vs. United States Chris Lytle

Riggs wins by technical knockout (doctor stoppage) at 2:00 of round two.

* Light Heavyweight bout: Brazil Renato Sobral vs United States Chael Sonnen

Sobral wins by submission (triangle choke) at 1:20 of round two.

* Light Heavyweight bout: United States Forrest Griffin vs. Australia Elvis Sinosic

Griffin wins by technical knockout (strikes) at 3:30 of round one. Sinosic was a replacement for Griffin's original opponent, Ian Freeman, who suffered an injury before the fight and had to withdraw from the fight card. [1]

* Heavyweight bout: United States Branden Lee Hinkle vs. United States Sean Gannon

Hinkle wins by technical knockout (strikes) at 4:14 of round one.

* Heavyweight Championship bout: Belarus Andrei Arlovski (c) vs. United States Paul Buentello

Arlovski wins by knockout at :15 of round one. The UFC decided this match would be for the undisputed UFC Heavyweight title, as former UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir, who had been badly injured in a motorcycle accident, was still unable to compete.