UFC 72

UFC 72: Victory was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The event took place Saturday, June 16, 2007 at The Odyssey in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


UFC 72 continued the UFC's expansion into Europe, as it was the third event to take place in Europe and the United Kingdom after UFC 38 in 2002 (Royal Albert Hall in London, England) and UFC 70 in April 2007 (MEN Arena in Manchester, England). The card aired on pay-per-view in North America and via Setanta Sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Martin Kampmann was scheduled to fight Rich Franklin, but was forced to withdraw due to injury. Yushin Okami replaced Kampmann in the main event.

Jake O'Brien was scheduled to fight Tom Murphy, but was forced to withdraw due to injury. There was no replacement for O'Brien, and Murphy did not fight on the UFC 72 card.



Preliminary card

* Welterweight bout: United States Marcus Davis vs. England Jason Tan

Davis wins via KO (Punch) at 1:15 of round 1. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast.

* Welterweight bout: United States Dustin Hazelett vs. United Kingdom Stevie Lynch

Hazelett wins via submission (anaconda choke) at 2:50 of round 1.

* Heavyweight bout: United States Eddie Sanchez vs. United Kingdom Colin Robinson

Sanchez wins via TKO (strikes) at 0:32 of round 2.

Main card

* Middleweight bout: United States Ed Herman vs. United States Scott Smith

Herman wins via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:25 of round 2.

* Lightweight bout: United States Tyson Griffin vs. United States Clay Guida

Griffin wins via split decision. (29–28, 28–29, 29–28).

* Middleweight bout: Canada Jason MacDonald vs. United States Rory Singer

MacDonald wins via TKO (strikes) at 3:18 of round 2.

* Light Heavyweight bout: United States Forrest Griffin vs. United States Hector Ramirez

Griffin wins via unanimous decision. (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).

* Middleweight bout: United States Rich Franklin vs. Japan Yushin Okami

Franklin wins via unanimous decision. (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).

  • Fight of the Night: United States Clay Guida vs. United States Tyson Griffin
  • Submission of the Night: United States Ed Herman
  • Knockout of the Night: United States Marcus Davis

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