UFC 20

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UFC 20: Battle for the Gold
A poster or logo for UFC 20: Battle for the Gold.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date May 7, 1999
Venue Boutwell Auditorium
City Birmingham, Alabama
Event chronology
UFC 19: Ultimate Young Guns UFC 20: Battle for the Gold UFC 21: Return of the Champions

UFC 20: Battle for the Gold was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 7, 1999 at the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham, Alabama. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later released on home video.

History[edit]

UFC 20 was the final event of what the UFC called "The Road to the Heavyweight Title", a tournament of sorts spanning four events, held to determine the Heavyweight Champion after Randy Couture vacated the title (due to contract disputes with the UFC). Referees for the event were Mario Yamasaki (first time for UFC pay-per-view) and John McCarthy.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Bas Rutten def. Kevin Randleman Split decision 21:00 [a]
Heavyweight Ron Waterman def. Chris Condo TKO (punches) 0:28
Lightweight Laverne Clark def. Fabiano Iha TKO (doctor stoppage) 1:31
Lightweight Marcelo Mello def. David Roberts TKO (punches) 1:23
Light Heavyweight Wanderlei Silva def. Tony Petarra KO (knee) 2:53
Heavyweight Pete Williams def. Travis Fulton Submission (armlock) 6:28
Heavyweight Pedro Rizzo def. Tra Telligman KO (punch) 4:30
  1. ^ Rutten defeated Randleman to become the new UFC Heavyweight Champion.


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