was a UFC 39: The Warriors Return mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 27, 2002, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event was broadcast live on pay per view in the United States, and was the first UFC event to be released on DVD.
History [ edit ]
Headlining the event was a Heavyweight Title bout between
Randy Couture and Ricco Rodriguez for the vacant title, which was stripped from Josh Barnett following a positive test for steroids.
The event marked the octagon debut of future UFC Heavyweight Champion
Tim Sylvia. This fight saw Sylvia's opponent, Wesley Correira, take several straight punches, knees, and kicks to the head without ever falling before his corner eventually threw in the towel.
Results [ edit ]
^ For the
UFC Heavyweight Championship.
^ This bout completes the first round of the lightweight tournament, Uno and Penn advanced to the finals at
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^ Rizzo took a straight right hand to the nose with twelve seconds left in the First Round. After examining Rizzo's nose between rounds, his corner decided to throw in the towel.
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