UFC 65 took place on November 18th, 2006 in Sacramento, California with two title fights, while UFC 165 is September 21st, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with two title fights. To see how different things are 100 numbered UFCs later, we took a then-and-now look at the events.
Title challenger Georges St-Pierre entered the Octagon at UFC 65 with a record of 12-1.
Title challenger Alexander Gustafsson the Octagon Saturday with a record of 15-1.
Title challenger Georges St-Pierre had previously fought for the UFC welterweight championship (against none other than Matt Hughes), but lost.
Title challenger Eddie Wineland previously held the WEC bantamweight championship.
Six UFC 65 stars are still in the UFC as fighters: Nick Diaz, Gleison Tibau, Alessio Sakara, Frank Mir, Brandon Vera and Georges St-Pierre. Matt Hughes remains with the UFC as Vice President of Athletic Development and Government Relations for the UFC.
UFC 65 featured former pro boxer Alessio Sakara from Italy.
UFC 165 features former pro boxer Costa Phillippou from Cyprus.
Three fighters entered UFC 65 with undefeated records: Jake O'Brien, Josh Schockman and Brandon Vera.
UFC 165 also features three perfect fighters: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Myles Jury and Dustin Kimura.
UFC 165 headliner Jon Jones has since defeated both O'Brien and Vera inside the Octagon.
Champion Tim Sylvia stood 6'8 with an 80" reach.
Champion Jon Jones stands 6'4" with a reach of 84.5".
The big-guy nickname matchup at UFC 65 boiled down to the The Maine-iac vs. The Snowman.
UFC 165's is Bones vs. The Mauler.
UFC 165 will the 14th event (and Jones' third title defense) held in Canada. When UFC 65 took place, the company had yet to hold an event in Canada at all.
Georges St-Pierre won the welterweight championship at UFC 65 (watch on UFC.tv). As of UFC 165, he is still the UFC's 170-pound titleholder.
UFC 65's main card featured five fights, with four prelim bouts that were only able to be seen in-venue or later on DVD.
UFC 165's main card features five fights, with four prelim bouts that will be broadcast on television (FOX Sports 1 in the US) and four more that can be viewed online.
The youngest fighter at UFC 65 was Jake O'Brien, 22. The oldest was Sherman Pendergarst, 39.
The youngest fighter at UFC 165 will be Dustin Kimura, 24. The oldest is Nandor Guelmino, 37.
At UFC 65, Georges St-Pierre was the youngest of the four title contenders at 25 years old.
At UFC 165, Jon Jones, Renan Barao and Alexander Gustafsson are all 26 years old.
The oldest of the contenders at UFC 65: Jeff Monson at 35.
The oldest of the contenders at UFC 165: Eddie Wineland at 29.
18 fighters from three weight classes (heavy, light-heavy, welter) were represented at UFC 65.
26 fighters from six weight classes (heavy, light-heavy, middle, welter, light, bantam) will fight at UFC 165.
UFC 65’s resident terrifying, bald, tattooed, muscleman: future Strikeforce fighter Jeff “Snowman” Monson.
UFC 165’s resident terrifying, bald, tattooed, muscleman: former UFC fighter Nandor “The Hun” Guelmino.
UFC 65 results were 6 KO/TKOs, 2 decisions, 1 submission with one successful title defense by Sylvia and one new champion crowned, Georges St-Pierre.
UFC 165 results will unfold Saturday night...