UFC 74

UFC 74: Respect was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The event took place on August 25, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.


The main event was a UFC heavyweight championship bout which featured UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture defending his title against Gabriel Gonzaga, who knocked out Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović at UFC 70 to become the number one contender.

Former UFC and TKO welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, in his first fight since losing his title to Matt Serra at UFC 69, was matched up against The Ultimate Fighter's Josh Koscheck.

The card also featured former heavyweight champion Frank Mir against K-1 veteran Antoni Hardonk; The Ultimate Fighter 3's winner Kendall Grove; the UFC debut of PRIDE veteran Marcus Aurelio; The Ultimate Fighter 2 welterweight winner Joe Stevenson; and former light heavyweight challenger Renato Sobral.



Preliminary card

* Lightweight bout: Brazil Marcus Aurelio vs. United States Clay Guida

Guida wins by split decision. Judges scored the bout 30–27 and 30–27 for Guida, and 29–28 for Aurelio.

* Middleweight bout: Brazil Thales Leites vs. United States Ryan Jensen

Leites wins by submission (armbar) at 3:47 of round one. Leites was a late replacement for Jensen's original opponent, Travis Lutter, who withdrew from the card due to a neck injury. This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Couture vs. Gonzaga fight.

* Heavyweight bout: United States Frank Mir vs. Netherlands Antoni Hardonk

Mir wins by submission (kimura) at 1:17 of round one.

* Light heavyweight bout: Brazil Renato Sobral vs. United States David Heath

Sobral wins by submission (anaconda choke) at 3:30 of round two.
Sobral was fined $25,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission because he did not immediately follow referee's directions for releasing his chokehold after Heath tapped. Due to the controversial manner in which the bout was stopped, Sobral was subsequently released from his UFC contract.

Main card

* Middleweight bout: United States Kendall Grove vs. Canada Patrick Côté

Côté wins by knockout due to punches at 4:45 of round one.

* Lightweight bout: United States Joe Stevenson vs. United States Kurt Pellegrino

Stevenson wins by unanimous decision[6] Judges scored the bout 30–27, 30–27, and 29–28.

* Lightweight bout: United States Roger Huerta vs. United States Alberto Crane

Huerta wins by TKO (strikes) at 1:50 of round three.

* Welterweight bout: Canada Georges St-Pierre vs. United States Josh Koscheck

St-Pierre wins by unanimous decision. Judges scored the bout 29–28, 29–28, and 30–27.

* Heavyweight championship bout: United States Randy Couture (c) vs. Brazil Gabriel Gonzaga

Couture wins by technical knockout at 1:37 of round three, retaining the heavyweight championship.

  • Fight of the Night: United States Randy Couture vs. Brazil Gabriel Gonzaga
  • Submission of the Night: Brazil Thales Leites
  • Knockout of the Night: Canada Patrick Côté

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