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2005 in sports

2005 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

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Association football

Australian rules football

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Basketball

Bowling

Boxing

Canadian football

Cricket

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Cyclo-cross

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European lacrosse

Mixed martial arts

The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events during 2005 in chronological order.

DateEventAlternate Name/sLocationAttendancePPV BuyrateNotes
February 5 UFC 51: Super Saturday N/A Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas, Nevada, USA11,072105,000This event was originally going to be held in Japan. However was moved it back to Las Vegas.
February 20 Pride 29: Fists of Fire N/A Flag of Japan.svg Saitama, Japan22,047N/AN/A
March 26 K-1 Hero's 1 N/A Flag of Japan.svg Saitama, JapanN/AN/AK-1 Hero's first event.
April 3 Pride Bushido 6 N/A Flag of Japan.svg Yokohama, JapanN/AN/AN/A
April 9 The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale N/A Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas, Nevada, USAN/AN/AThis event is credited for saving the UFC from bankruptcy and launching the MMA into the mainstream American media.
April 16 UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2 N/A Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas, Nevada, USA14,562280,000 Dan "The Beast" Severn was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at this event.
April 23 Pride Total Elimination 2005 N/A Flag of Japan.svg Osaka, Japan45,423N/AOpening round to Pride GP 2005 middleweight tournament.
May 7Rumble on the Rock 7N/A Flag of the United States.svg Honolulu, Hawaii, USAN/AN/AN/A
May 22 Pride Bushido 7 N/A Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo, JapanN/AN/AN/A
June 4 UFC 53: Heavy Hitters N/A Flag of the United States.svg Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA12,00090,000This event was originally going to be held in Yokohama. However the lack of a sponsorship for the event moved it to Atlantic City.
June 26 Pride Critical Countdown 2005 N/A Flag of Japan.svg Saitama, JapanN/AN/AQuarterfinals to Pride GP 2005 middleweight tournament.
July 6 K-1 Hero's 2 N/A Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo, JapanN/AN/AN/A
July 17 Pride Bushido 8 N/A Flag of Japan.svg Nagoya, JapanN/AN/AN/A
July 29 K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Hawaii N/A Flag of the United States.svg Honolulu, Hawaii, USAN/AN/AEvent featured ten K-1 kickboxing bouts and four K-1 MMA bouts.
August 6UFC Ultimate Fight NightUltimate Fight Night Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas, Nevada, USAN/AN/AN/A
August 20 UFC 54: Boiling Point N/A Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas, Nevada, USA13,520150,000N/A
August 28 Pride Final Conflict 2005 N/A Flag of Japan.svg Saitama, JapanN/AN/ASemifinals and final to Pride GP 2005 middleweight tournament.
Maurício Rua becomes the Pride 2005 middleweight Grand Prix champion.
September 7 K-1 Hero's 3 N/A Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo, JapanN/AN/AN/A
September 25 Pride Bushido 9 N/A Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo, Japan10,775N/AQuarterfinals and semifinals to Pride GP 2005 lightweight and welterweight tournaments.
October 3 UFC Ultimate Fight Night 2 Ultimate Fight Night 2 Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas, Nevada, USAN/AN/AThis event was aired at the same time WWE was on, in a ratings battle.
October 3 UFC 55: Fury N/A Flag of the United States.svg Uncasville, Connecticut, USA8,000125,000N/A
October 3 Pride 30: Starting Over Pride 30: Fully Loaded Flag of Japan.svg Saitama, JapanN/AN/AN/A
November 5 The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale N/A Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas, Nevada, USAN/AN/AN/A
November 5 K-1 Seoul Hero's N/A Flag of South Korea.svg Seoul, South KoreaN/AN/AN/A
November 19 UFC 56: Full Force N/A Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas, Nevada, USA12,000200,000N/A
November 26 K-1 Hero's Lithuania 2005 N/A Flag of Lithuania.svg Vilnius, LithuaniaN/AN/AN/A
December 3 Cage Rage 14: Punishment N/A Flag of England.svg London, EnglandN/AN/AN/A
December 3 Pride Shockwave 2005 N/A Flag of Japan.svg Saitama, Japan49,801N/AFinals to Pride GP 2005 lightweight and welterweight tournaments.

Takanori Gomi becomes the Pride 2005 lightweight Grand Prix champion.
Dan Henderson becomes the Pride 2005 welterweight Grand Prix champion.

December 3 K-1 PREMIUM 2005 Dynamite!! N/A Flag of Japan.svg Osaka, Japan53,025N/AEvent featured seven K-1 Hero's MMA bouts and four K-1 kickboxing bouts.

Motorsport

Radiosport

Rugby league

Rugby union

Snooker

Sumo

Swimming

Taekwondo

Tennis

Triathlon

Volleyball

Water polo

Weightlifting

Multi-sport events

Awards

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