UFC 13

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UFC 13: Ultimate Force
A poster or logo for UFC 13: Ultimate Force.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date May 30, 1997
Venue Augusta Civic Center
City Augusta, Georgia
Attendance 5,100
Event chronology
UFC 12: Judgement Day UFC 13: Ultimate Force UFC 14: Showdown

UFC 13: Ultimate Force was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 30, 1997 in Augusta, Georgia. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later released on home video.

History[edit]

UFC 13 featured two four man tournaments, a lightweight and a heavyweight tournament, as well as two alternate bouts and a Superfight between Vitor Belfort and Tank Abbott.

This was the first appearance of two future UFC Champions and UFC Hall of Fame members Randy Couture[1][2] and Tito Ortiz,[3][4] who was an alternate in the lightweight tournament.

Bruce Buffer returned to announce the fights, after making his initial debut as an announcer at UFC 10.

UFC 13 Light Heavyweight Results[edit]

Finals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Guy Mezger def. Tito Ortiz Submission (guillotine choke) 3:00 [a]
Semifinals
Light Heavyweight Guy Mezger def. Christophe Leininger Unanimous decision 15:00
Light Heavyweight Enson Inoue def. Royce Alger Submission (armlock) 1:36
Alternate bout
Light Heavyweight Tito Ortiz def. Wes Albritton TKO (punches) 0:31
  1. ^ Ortiz replaced Inoue who was unable to continue due to injury.


UFC 13 Heavyweight Results[edit]

Finals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Randy Couture def. Steven Graham TKO (punches) 3:13
Semifinals
Heavyweight Steven Graham def. Dmitri Stepanov Submission (armlock) 1:30
Heavyweight Randy Couture def. Tony Halme Submission (rear-naked choke) 0:56
Alternate bout
Heavyweight Jack Nilson def. Saeed Hosseini TKO (punches) 1:23
Heavyweight bout
Heavyweight Vitor Belfort def. Tank Abbott TKO (punches) 0:52


UFC 13 Light Heavyweight Tournament Bracket[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
Guy Mezger DEC
Christophe Leininger 15:00
Guy Mezger SUB
Tito Ortiz1 3:00
Enson Inoue SUB
Royce Alger 1:36

1 Tito Ortiz replaced Enson Inoue who withdrew due to injury.

UFC 13 Heavyweight Tournament Bracket[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
Steven Graham SUB
Dmitri Stepanov 1:30
Steven Graham 3:13
Randy Couture TKO
Randy Couture SUB
Tony Halme 0:56

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Randy 'The Natural' Couture MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". sherdog.com. 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Krauss, Erich (2004). "The Wrestlers". Warriors of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Kensington: Citadel Press. pp. 63, 65. ISBN 0-8065-2657-2. 
  3. ^ "Tito 'Huntington Beach Bad Boy' Ortiz MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". sherdog.com. 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tito Ortiz heads to UFC Hall of Fame, retirement - latimes.com". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles: Tribune Co). ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 21 June 2012. "13" 

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