UFC 34

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UFC 34: High Voltage
UFC 34 poster art.jpg
The poster for UFC 34: High Voltage.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateNovember 2, 2001
VenueMGM Grand Garden Arena
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Total gate$502,550
Event chronology
UFC 33: Victory in Vegas UFC 34: High Voltage UFC 35: Throwdown

UFC 34: High Voltage was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 2, 2001.


The card was headlined by two Championship Bouts, Randy Couture faced Pedro Rizzo for the Heavyweight Title, and Matt Hughes faced Carlos Newton for the Welterweight Title.[1]

UFC 34 marked the first appearance of future Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir.[2]

The broadcast had technical issues, as the commentators could barely be heard, consistently being drowned out by the crowd and ring noise.

During the Matt Hughes and Carlos Newton fight Hughes was clearly heard telling his corner several times that he "was out", after winning the fight by TKO. This conforms to Carlos Newton's assertion that he believed Hughes was "out", thus collapsing and leading to Newtons head colliding with the canvas.

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
Heavyweight Randy Couture (c) def. Pedro Rizzo TKO (punches) 3 3:22 [a]
Welterweight Matt Hughes def. Carlos Newton (c) KO (slam) 2 1:23 [b]
Heavyweight Ricco Rodriguez def. Pete Williams TKO (punches) 2 4:02
Lightweight B.J. Penn def. Caol Uno KO (punches) 1 0:11
Heavyweight Josh Barnett def. Bobby Hoffman Submission (punches) 2 4:25
Preliminary Card
Middleweight Evan Tanner def. Homer Moore Submission (armbar) 2 0:55
Middleweight Matt Lindland def. Phil Baroni Decision (majority) (29–28, 29–27, 28–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Frank Mir def. Roberto Traven Submission (armbar) 1 1:05

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  1. ^ Meltzer, Dave. "UFC 34: Hughes is crowned", Yahoo, 6 May 2009. Retrieved on 16 June 2012.
  2. ^ Wayne, Mark. "UFC 111 Profile: Frank Mir", FightLine, 11 March 2010. Retrieved on 16 June 2012.