was a UFC 43: Meltdown mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on June 6, 2003, at the Thomas and Mack Center in Paradise, Nevada. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on DVD.
History [ edit ]
Headlining the card was an
Interim Light Heavyweight Championship match between future UFC Hall of Fame inductees Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell.
Ken Shamrock was originally slated to face Ian Freeman at this event, but was forced from the card with a torn ACL. Vernon White would step in as his replacement. [1 ]
Results [ edit ]
Preliminary card [ edit ]
Edwards won via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Vitale wins by technical knockout at 1:56 of Round 1. Lindland botched a throw attempt and landed on his own head, instantly knocking himself out.
Rizzo wins by technical knockout due to doctor's stoppage at 4:25 of Round 2.
Main card [ edit ]
Mir won via disqualification (stomping the head of a downed opponent) at 2:56 of Round 1.
Freeman and White fought to a split draw (30–27, 28–29, 29–29)
Belfort won via TKO (knees and punches) at 1:07 of Round 1.
Kimo won via Submission (arm triangle choke) at 1:59 of Round 1.
Couture won via TKO (punches) at 2:39 of Round 3. Couture becomes the Interim Light Heavyweight Champion, and the first person to win a title in two different weight divisions (Couture was a two-time Heavyweight Champion).
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