was a UFC 13: The Ultimate Force mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 30, 1997 in Augusta, Georgia. The event was seen live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on home video.
History [ edit ]
UFC 13 featured two four man tournaments, a heavyweight tournament for fighters 200 lb or more, and a lightweight tournament for fighters under 200 lb, as well as two alternate bouts and a Superfight between
Vitor Belfort and Tank Abbott.
This was the first appearance of two future
UFC Champions and UFC Hall of Fame members Randy Couture  and  Tito Ortiz,  who was an alternate in the lightweight tournament.
The show also featured the first and only
UFC appearance of Tony Halme who had previously been a professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment (then World Wrestling Federation) under the name of Ludvig Borga.
Bruce Buffer returned to announce the fights, after making his initial debut as an announcer at UFC 10.
This was the second
UFC event to have two tournaments instead of one following UFC 12.
Results [ edit ]
Submission (guillotine choke)
Lightweight Alternate bout
TKO (corner stoppage)
Submission (rear-naked choke)
Heavyweight Alternate bout
^ Ortiz replaced Inoue who was unable to continue due to injury.
UFC 13 Lightweight Tournament Bracket [ edit ]
1 Tito Ortiz replaced Enson Inoue who withdrew due to injury.
UFC 13 Heavyweight Tournament Bracket [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
"Randy 'The Natural' Couture MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography – Sherdog.com". sherdog.com. 2012 . Retrieved . 21 June 2012
Krauss, Erich (2004). "The Wrestlers". Warriors of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Kensington: Citadel Press. pp. 63, 65. ISBN . 0-8065-2657-2
"Tito 'Huntington Beach Bad Boy' Ortiz MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography – Sherdog.com". sherdog.com. 2012 . Retrieved . 21 June 2012
"Tito Ortiz heads to UFC Hall of Fame, retirement – latimes.com". . Los Angeles Times Tribune Co. ISSN 0458-3035 . Retrieved . 21 June 2012 13
External links [ edit ]