UFC 97 Numbers, Results and Bonuses


By Garrett Bailey

UFC 97 went down this weekend and it fell really flat. Nothing spectacular happened, Chuck did his usual no hands up and got the same result. Anderson danced while Thales played dead and with a sprinkle of Krzystof and Matt Wiman, there’s really not much to say about the card, except that I won’t mind seeing Anderson Silva retiring sooner than 35.

Full UFC 97 Results:

Anderson Silva defeats Thales Leites via Unanimous Decision
Mauricio Rua defeats Chuck Lidell via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Cheick Kongo defeats Antoni Hardonk via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Luis Cane defeats Steve Cantwell via Unanimous Decision
Krzysztof Soszynski defeats Brian Stann via Submission (Kimura) Round 1
Sam Stout defeats Matt Wiman via Unanimous Decision
Denis Kang defeats Xavier Foupa-Pokum via unanimous decision
Nate Quarry defeats Jason MacDonald via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Ed Herman defeats David Loiseau via unanimous decision
Mark Bocek defeats David Bielkheden via submission (rear naked choke) in round one
TJ Grant defeats Ryo Chonan via split decision
Eliot Marshall defeats Vinny Magalhaes via unanimous decision

$70,000 Bonuses were awarded:

Fight of the Night — Sam Stout vs. Matt Wiman

Knockout of the Night — Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

Submission of the Night – Krzysztof Soszynski

UFC 97 Redemption pulled in a gate of $4,900,000 and 21,451 fans in attendance.


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