Years in sports

2005 in sports

  • Motorsport
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Rugby league‎
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

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

Alpine skiing

American football

Association football

Australian rules football

Athletics

Baseball

Basketball

Bowling

Boxing

Canadian football

Cricket

Cycling

Road bicycle racing

Cyclo-cross

Field hockey

Figure skating

Gaelic Athletic Association

Gliding

Golf

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Handball

Horse racing

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey

Lacrosse

Major League Lacrosse (USA)

National Lacrosse League

NCAA Division I (US Collegiate)

European lacrosse

Mixed martial arts

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

Date Event Alternate Name/s Location Attendance PPV Buyrate Notes
February 5 UFC 51: Super Saturday N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 11,072 105,000 This 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 Japan Saitama, Japan 22,047 N/A N/A
March 26 K-1 Hero's 1 N/A Japan Saitama, Japan N/A N/A K-1 Hero's first event.
April 3 Pride Bushido 6 N/A Japan Yokohama, Japan N/A N/A N/A
April 9 The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A This 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 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 14,562 280,000 Dan "The Beast" Severn was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at this event.
April 23 Pride Total Elimination 2005 N/A Japan Osaka, Japan 45,423 N/A Opening round to Pride GP 2005 middleweight tournament.
May 7 Rumble on the Rock 7 N/A United States Honolulu, Hawaii, USA N/A N/A N/A
May 22 Pride Bushido 7 N/A Japan Tokyo, Japan N/A N/A N/A
June 4 UFC 53: Heavy Hitters N/A United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA 12,000 90,000 This 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 Japan Saitama, Japan N/A N/A Quarterfinals to Pride GP 2005 middleweight tournament.
July 6 K-1 Hero's 2 N/A Japan Tokyo, Japan N/A N/A N/A
July 17 Pride Bushido 8 N/A Japan Nagoya, Japan N/A N/A N/A
July 29 K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Hawaii N/A United States Honolulu, Hawaii, USA N/A N/A Event featured ten K-1 kickboxing bouts and four K-1 MMA bouts.
August 6 UFC Ultimate Fight Night Ultimate Fight Night United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
August 20 UFC 54: Boiling Point N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 13,520 150,000 N/A
August 28 Pride Final Conflict 2005 N/A Japan Saitama, Japan N/A N/A Semifinals 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 Japan Tokyo, Japan N/A N/A N/A
September 25 Pride Bushido 9 N/A Japan Tokyo, Japan 10,775 N/A Quarterfinals and semifinals to Pride GP 2005 lightweight and welterweight tournaments.
October 3 UFC Ultimate Fight Night 2 Ultimate Fight Night 2 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A This event was aired at the same time WWE was on, in a ratings battle.
October 3 UFC 55: Fury N/A United States Uncasville, Connecticut, USA 8,000 125,000 N/A
October 3 Pride 30: Starting Over Pride 30: Fully Loaded Japan Saitama, Japan N/A N/A N/A
November 5 The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA N/A N/A N/A
November 5 K-1 Seoul Hero's N/A South Korea Seoul, South Korea N/A N/A N/A
November 19 UFC 56: Full Force N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 12,000 200,000 N/A
November 26 K-1 Hero's Lithuania 2005 N/A Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania N/A N/A N/A
December 3 Cage Rage 14: Punishment N/A England London, England N/A N/A N/A
December 3 Pride Shockwave 2005 N/A Japan Saitama, Japan 49,801 N/A Finals 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 Japan Osaka, Japan 53,025 N/A Event featured seven K-1 Hero's MMA bouts and four K-1 kickboxing bouts.

Motorsport

Main articles: 2005 in motorsport and List of 2005 motorsport champions

Radiosport

Rugby league

Main article: 2005 in rugby league

Rugby union

Snooker

Sumo

Swimming

Taekwondo

Tennis

Triathlon

Volleyball

Water polo

Weightlifting

Multi-sport events

Awards

References