Georges St. Pierre (Photo: mmaweekly.com)
UFC 65: Bad Intentions – Sacramento, Calif. – Arco Arena - Nov. 18, 2006
Georges St. Pierre rose to the top of the welterweight division at UFC 65.
GSP blasted Matt Hughes with a left head kick and finished him with punches on the crowd to win the championship.
In the process, St. Pierre also avenged his loss to Hughes two years earlier at UFC 50.
Tim Sylvia retained the UFC heavyweight title by defeating Jeff “The Snowman” Monson by unanimous decision. The 6-foot-8 champion enjoyed an 11-inch height advantage.
Drew McFedries made a successful UFC debut, beating Alessio Sakara by TKO at the 4:07 mark.
Brandon Vera beat former UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir by TKO in 69 seconds.
In the PPV opener, Joe “Daddy” Stevenson beat Dokonjonosuke Mishima of Japan with a guillotine choke in 2:07.
Nick Diaz won his preliminary fight over Gleison Tibau by TKO in Round 2.
Antoni Hardonk beat Sherman “The Tank” Pendergarst by TKO with a left to the jaw and a kick to the thigh at the 3:15 mark.
In other prelim bouts, James “The Sandman” Irvin beat Hector Ramirez by TKO in Round 2; and Jake O’Brien beat Josh Schockman by unanimous decision.