By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hosted their UFC 68: The Uprising at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday night. This was the UFC’s first event in Ohio.
It also took place during the Arnold Sports Festival. It had 19,079 fans — the most fans to see a live MMA event in the North America.
Randy Couture and Tim Sylvia (Getty Images)
Randy Couture defeated Tim Sylvia with a unanimous decision in the main event of the evening. After the five-round bout, the judges all had a 50-45 score to make Couture the new champion.
In the co-main event in the middleweight class, Martin Kampmann defeated Drew McFedries by a first-round submission. He used an arm-triangle to get a 4:06 first-round win.
Also, in middleweight action, Rich Franklin defeated Jason MacDonald. MacDonald’s corner stopped the fight following the second round.
Matt Hughes won the lone welterweight fight on the main card, as he defeated Chris Lytle. Hughes won a unanimous decision.
Jason Lambert defeated Renato Sobral started off the main card with a knockout. Lambert won with a KO punch at 3:36 in the second round.
Lambert won the Knockout of the Night, while the fight was also considered the Fight of the Night. Kampmann had the submission of the night.
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