UFC 41

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UFC 41: Onslaught
A poster or logo for UFC 41: Onslaught.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date February 28, 2003
Venue Boardwalk Hall
City Atlantic City, New Jersey
Attendance 13,401
Buyrate 60,000
Event chronology
UFC 40: Vendetta UFC 41: Onslaught UFC 42: Sudden Impact

UFC 41: Onslaught was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on February 28, 2003, at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on DVD.


UFC 41 featured two championship bouts, a Heavyweight Championship Bout between Ricco Rodriguez and Tim Sylvia, and a Lightweight Championship Bout between BJ Penn and Caol Uno. The event also marked the return of Tank Abbott to the UFC. Ken Shamrock served as the colour commentator for this card.


Preliminary card[edit]

Edwards wins by submission due to a rear naked choke at 4:07 of Round 3.
McGee wins by technical knockout due to strikes at 4:49 of Round 1.
Thomas wins by split decision. Originally, Matt Serra had won by majority decision. Further inspection revealed that Judge Doc Hamilton had transposed his scoring in the final round, accidentally giving Serra's column the winning score of ten instead of its intended slot to Thomas. Setting a precedent for the sport, the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board deemed the decision be reversed, and UFC president Dana White personally reported the change to Thomas and his team.

Main card[edit]

Matyushenko wins by unanimous decision.
Lindland wins by unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 29–28.
Mir wins by submission due to a toe hold at :46 of Round 1. This was Abbott's first MMA bout since 1998, when he was defeated by Pedro Rizzo at Ultimate Brazil.
Penn and Uno fought to a split draw after five rounds. Judges scored the bout 48–47 Uno, 48–46 Penn, and 48–48. This match was the final match of a 4-man tournament that took place over several cards to crown a new lightweight champion, the first round occurred on UFC 39. Without a definite outcome, the title remained vacant and eventually put the Lightweight division on hiatus. The Lightweight championship would be contested once again at UFC 64 and since then has become a permanent fixture in the UFC.
Sylvia wins by knockout due to punches at 3:06 of Round 1 to become the UFC Heavyweight Champion.

Lightweight Championship Bracket[edit]

  Semifinals (UFC 39) Finals
 Caol Uno  
 Din Thomas  
     Caol Uno
   BJ Penn
 BJ Penn
 Matt Serra  

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