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Couture successfully defends UFC Heavyweight title

The 44 year old UFC Heavyweight Champion, Randy Couture, continued to defy the odds and notch up his second victory of 2007 by successfully defending his title against Gabriel Gonzaga, a man 16 years his junior.

In front of a sold out crowd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Couture stopped Gonzaga in the third round. It was Couture’s second victory of 2007 after a year long retirement, the first being his five round shutout of Tim Sylvia in March to win his third heavyweight title.

Below are quick results from last night’s UFC 74: Respect event from Las Vegas.

Fights that took place before the show

– Clay Guida def. Marcus Aurelio via Split Decision

– Thales Leities def. Ryan Jensen via Submission (armbar) in Round 1

– Frank Mir def. Antoni Hardonk via Submission (kimura) in Round 1

– Renato “Babalu” Sobral def. David Heath via Submission (choke) in Round 2

Fights that took place on the PPV:

– Patrick Cote def. Kendall Grove via TKO (strikes) in Round 1

– Joe Stevenson def. Kurt Pellegrino via Unanimous Decision

– Roger Huerta def. Alberto Crane via TKO (strikes) in Round 3

– Georges St. Pierre def. Josh Koscheck via Unanimous Decision

– Randy Couture def. Gabriel Gonzaga via TKO (strikes) in Round 3 to retain his UFC Heavyweight title