UFC 18

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UFC 18: The Road To The Heavyweight Title
A poster or logo for UFC 18: The Road To The Heavyweight Title.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date January 8, 1999
Venue Pontchartrain Center
City New Orleans, Louisiana
Event chronology
UFC Brazil: Ultimate Brazil UFC 18: The Road To The Heavyweight Title UFC 19: Ultimate Young Guns

UFC 18: The Road To The Heavyweight Title was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on January 8, 1999 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later released on home video.[1][2]

History[edit]

The event featured a UFC Lightweight Championship (now known as the Welterweight Championship) bout and six other bouts. UFC 18 was technically part two of what the UFC called "The Road To The Heavyweight Title", a tournament, spanning four events, held to crown the new UFC Heavyweight Champion after the title was vacated by Randy Couture (due to contract disputes).

Part one was held at UFC Brazil, with Tsuyoshi Kosaka taking a win to advance to UFC 18. UFC 18 featured the first US appearance of MMA legend Bas Rutten, and the first appearance of the late Evan Tanner, who would go on to become the UFC Middleweight Champion.

UFC 18 marked the first card where the letters "U.F.C." replaced "The Ultimate Fighting Championship" in all the logos and when referred to by the announcers/commentators. The new logo used the similar character from the old logo (with hands on his hips instead of punching the globe) combined with the letters UFC on the bottom.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Pat Miletich def. Jorge Patino Unanimous decision 21:00 [a]
Middleweight Evan Tanner def. Darrel Gholar Submission (rear naked choke) 7:57
Lightweight Mikey Burnett def. Townsend Saunders Unanimous decision 15:00
Light Heavyweight Tito Ortiz def. Jerry Bohlander TKO (cut) 14:31
Heavyweight Pedro Rizzo def. Mark Coleman Split decision 15:00
Heavyweight Bas Rutten def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka TKO (punches) 14:15
Alternate bout
Lightweight Laverne Clark def. Frank Caracci Submission (strikes) 6:59
  1. ^ Miletich defeated Patino to retain the UFC Welterweight Championship.[3]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UFC® 18". Ufc.com. 2014-08-08. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  2. ^ "UFC 18: The Road to the Heavyweight Title | MMA Event Page". Tapology. 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  3. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2009-04-20). "UFC 18: Rutten rules - Yahoo Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 

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