UFC 32

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UFC 32: Showdown in the Meadowlands
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The poster for UFC 32: Showdown in the Meadowlands.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJune 29, 2001
VenueContinental Airlines Arena
CityEast Rutherford, New Jersey
Event chronology
UFC 31: Locked and Loaded UFC 32: Showdown in the Meadowlands UFC 33: Victory in Vegas

UFC 32: Showdown in the Meadowlands was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey on June 29, 2001.


The card was headlined by the first Light Heavyweight Championship Bout (previously called "Middleweight") between Tito Ortiz and Elvis Sinosic.

The event also featured the first appearance of future Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez.

UFC 32 marked the last appearance of longtime commentator Jeff Blatnick, who had been with the UFC since UFC 4.

The event poster shows the towers of the World Trade Center in the background. Less than 3 months after the event, they were destroyed in the September 11 attacks.

The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later released on home video.


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Tito Ortiz (c) def. Elvis Sinosic TKO (punches and elbows) 1 3:32 [a]
Lightweight B.J. Penn def. Din Thomas TKO (knee) 1 2:42
Heavyweight Josh Barnett def. Semmy Schilt Submission (armbar) 1 4:21
Welterweight Pat Miletich def. Shonie Carter KO (head kick) 2 2:42
Lightweight Caol Uno def. Fabiano Iha KO (punches) 1 1:48
Light Heavyweight Vladimir Matyushenko def. Yuki Kondo Unanimous decision 3 5:00
Preliminary Card
Heavyweight Ricco Rodriguez def. Andrei Arlovski TKO (strikes) 3 1:23
Lightweight Tony DeSouza def. Paul Rodriguez Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:05

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