UFC 19

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UFC 19: Ultimate Young Guns
A poster or logo for UFC 19: Ultimate Young Guns.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date March 5, 1999
Venue Casino Magic Bay St. Louis
City Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Event chronology
UFC 18: The Road To The Heavyweight Title UFC 19: Ultimate Young Guns UFC 20: Battle for the Gold

UFC 19: Ultimate Young Guns was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 5, 1999 at the Casino Magic in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later released on home video.

History[edit]

UFC 19 featured the first appearance of collegiate wrestler Kevin Randleman, as well as the first televised appearance of former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, who had fought at UFC 17 in an alternate untelevised bout. Future referee Dan Miragliotta makes his debut as UFC judge for the event.

In the main event, Guy Mezger fought Tito Ortiz in a rematch of their first fight in the finals of UFC 13, which Mezger won by submission. Ortiz was a late replacement for Vitor Belfort, who was scheduled to face Mezger but was forced to withdraw. The post-fight disrespect shown by Tito Ortiz to Guy Mezger and the Lion's Den led to the long-running rivalry between Ortiz and Lion's Den leader Ken Shamrock.

UFC 19 was part three of what the UFC called "The Road To The Heavyweight Title", a four-part tournament of sorts, held to determine the Heavyweight Champion after the title was vacated by Randy Couture. It was determined that the winner of Kevin Randleman vs. Maurice Smith would face Bas Rutten at UFC 20 for the Undisputed UFC Heavyweight Championship Title.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Sione Latu def. Joey Roberts TKO (referee stoppage due to cut) 10:01
Heavyweight Pete Williams def. Jason Godsey Submission (kneebar) 1:54
Light Heavyweight Evan Tanner def. Valeri Ignatov TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) 2:57
Heavyweight Kevin Randleman def. Maurice Smith Unanimous decision 15:00
Light Heavyweight Jeremy Horn def. Chuck Liddell Technical submission (arm triangle choke) 12:00
Heavyweight Gary Goodridge def. Andre Roberts Submission (punches) 0:42
Light Heavyweight Tito Ortiz def. Guy Mezger TKO (strikes) 9:55


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