Results: UFC Fight Night 7

Published Date: October 11th, 2006
Category: Sports

Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter (also known unofficially as UFC Fight Night 7) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 10, 2006. The event took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida and was broadcast live on Spike TV in the United States and Canada. The two-hour broadcast drew a 3.1 overall rating, with the main event of Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock drawing a 4.3 rating. Quoting MMA Weekly’s Ivan Trembow, “That breaks down to an amazing 5.7 million viewers for the [Ortiz vs. Shamrock] fight. This shatters the UFC’s previous record for the number of people watching a UFC fight at any given time.”

The main event featured the third and final encounter between Tito Ortiz and Ken Shamrock. At UFC 61, the two fighters met for a second time, with Ortiz reigning victorious via technical knockout; however, critics contend that the fight was stopped too early by referee Herb Dean. At the UFC 62 weigh-ins, UFC President Dana White announced the third Ortiz-Shamrock encounter. Tickets went on sale on Tuesday, August 29th, and sold out very quickly in two days.

Preliminary card

Welterweight bout: Forrest Petz vs. Marcus Davis

Davis defeats Petz by submission (guillotine choke) at 4:58 of round one. This bout was not aired on the broadcast.

Welterweight bout: Thiago Alves vs. John Alessio

Alves defeats Alessio by unanimous decision. All three judges score the bout 30-27 for Alves. This bout was not aired on the broadcast.

Middleweight bout: Rory Singer vs. Josh Haynes

Singer defeats Haynes by unanimous decision. All three judges score the bout 29-28 for Singer. The bout was reportedly considered the fight of the night by the UFC, and each fighter earned $15,000 bonuses for the honor. This bout was not aired on the broadcast.

Welterweight bout: Tony DeSouza vs. Dustin Hazelett

DeSouza, making his first UFC appearance since 2001, defeats Hazelett by submission (kimura) at 3:59 of round one. This bout was not aired on the broadcast.

Middleweight bout: Nathan Marquardt vs. Crafton Wallace

Marquardt defeats Wallace by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:14 of round two. Wallace was a late replacement for Thales Leites, who experienced difficulties processing his visa in time for the bout. This bout was not aired on the broadcast.

Main card

Light Heavyweight bout: Matt Hamill vs. Seth Petruzelli

Hamill defeats Petruzelli by unanimous decision. Judges score the bout 29-28, 30-27, and 29-28 for Hamill.

Middleweight bout: Ed Herman vs. Jason MacDonald

MacDonald – making his UFC debut – defeats Herman by submission (triangle choke) at 2:43 of round one.

Middleweight bout: Kendall Grove vs. Chris Price

Grove defeats Price by submission due to strikes at 3:59 of round one. This was Price’s UFC debut, and also his first professional loss.

Light Heavyweight bout: Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock

In the main event of the evening, Tito Ortiz defeats Ken Shamrock by technical knockout due to strikes at 2:23 of round one. This fight marked the third encounter in the rivalry between Ortiz and Shamrock. Following the bout, Shamrock conceded that his body was getting too old, and graciously ended the rivalry between himself and Ortiz. He however remained ambigious if he will retire.

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