From Belfast, Northern Ireland.UFC 72: Victory was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The event took place Saturday, June 16, 2007 at The Odyssey in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
UFC 72 continued the UFC's expansion into Europe, as it was the third event to take place in Europe and the United Kingdom after UFC 38 in 2002 (Royal Albert Hall in London, England) and UFC 70 in April 2007 (MEN Arena in Manchester, England). The card aired on pay-per-view in North America and via Setanta Sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Martin Kampmann was scheduled to fight Rich Franklin, but was forced to withdraw due to injury. Yushin Okami replaced Kampmann in the main event.
Jake O'Brien was scheduled to fight Tom Murphy, but was forced to withdraw due to injury. There was no replacement for O'Brien, and Murphy did not fight on the UFC 72 card.
There are some awesome bouts in UFC 72. All five of the main card fights were decent and action packed. UFC 72 takes place in Belfast, Northern Ireland and the crowd is intense. It seems the Irish still love a good scrap. I always like to watch Rich “the Ace” Franklin fight, as well as Forrest Griffin. They both have winning fights in UFC 72. Main Events ~~~~ Rich “ACE” Franklin VS. Yushin "The Wolf" … more