UFC 44

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UFC 44: Undisputed
A poster or logo for UFC 44: Undisputed.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date September 26, 2003
Venue Mandalay Bay Events Center
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 10,400
Total gate $1,127,985
Buyrate 94,000
Event chronology
UFC 43: Meltdown UFC 44: Undisputed UFC 45: Revolution

UFC 44: Undisputed was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 26, 2003, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on the Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on DVD.


Headlining the card was a Light Heavyweight Championship unification bout between Tito Ortiz and Randy Couture. The total fighter payroll for the event was $467,500.[1] The ring interviewer was Eddie Bravo. UFC 44 marked the first UFC appearance of future Welterweight Strikeforce Champion Nick Diaz.


Preliminary card[edit]

Franca wins by knockout at 2:41 of Round 2.
Diaz wins by armbar submission at 2:02 of Round 3.
Thomson wins by knockout at 2:45 of Round 1.
Parisyan wins by kimura at 3:50 of Round 1.

Main card[edit]

Franklin wins by technical knockout due to strikes at 3:35 of Round 1.
Rivera wins by unanimous decision. Judges scored the bout 29–28, 29–27, and 29–28 for Rivera.
Arlovski wins by knockout at 1:59 of Round 1.
Sylvia wins by knockout due to punches at 1:52 of Round 1 to retain the UFC Heavyweight Championship. After the fight Sylvia tested positive for steroids during a mandatory post-fight drug test. Due to this Sylvia was stripped of the title.
Couture wins by unanimous decision to become the undisputed Light Heavyweight Champion. Judges scored the bout 50–44, 50–44, 50–45.


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