UFC 60

UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 27, 2006. The event took place at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California and was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States and Canada.


Headlining the card was a non-title catch-weight (175 lb) match between then UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes, and UFC Hall Of Famer Royce Gracie, the champion of UFC 1, UFC 2 and UFC 4. This was Gracie's first match in the UFC and in the United States since UFC 5.

The number of reported pay-per-view buys for UFC 60 in the United States was around 620,000, which generated gross PPV revenue of $24.77 million.

The Staples Center was announced as sold out according to the UFC broadcast but was visibly empty in the mid-level tiers of the arena. The actual attendance, according to the California State Athletic Commission, was 10,347 in paid attendance and 14,765 in total attendance, for a live gate of $2,900,090. The disclosed fighter payroll for UFC 60 was $740,000.



Preliminary card

* Lightweight bout: United States Melvin Guillard vs United States Rick Davis

Guillard wins by KO (punch) at 1:37 of round one.

* Heavyweight bout: Brazil Gabriel Gonzaga Vs. Brazil Fabiano Scherner

Gonzaga wins by TKO (punches) at 0:24 of round two.

* Lightweight bout: United States Spencer Fisher vs. United States Matt Wiman

Fisher wins by KO (flying knee) at 1:43 of round two. Wiman replaced Leonard Garcia, who broke his leg in training.[3]

* Middleweight bout: United States Jeremy Horn vs. United States Chael Sonnen

Horn wins by submission (armbar) at 1:13 of round two. Sonnen was a late replacement for Evan Tanner, who reportedly withdrew due to personal issues.

Main card

* Middleweight bout: United States Mike Swick vs. United States Joe Riggs

Swick wins by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:19 of round one.

* Heavyweight bout: United States Brandon Vera vs. Brazil Assuerio Silva

Vera wins by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:39 in round one.

* Welterweight bout: United States Diego Sanchez vs. Canada John Alessio

Sanchez wins by unanimous decision. The judges scored the bout 30–27, 29–28 and 29–28.

* Light heavyweight bout: United States Dean Lister vs. Italy Alessio Sakara

Lister wins by submission (triangle choke) at 2:20 of round one.

* Catchweight (175 lb) bout: United States Matt Hughes vs Brazil Royce Gracie

Hughes wins by TKO (punches) at 4:39 of round one.

Official UFC 60 site