UFC 42

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UFC 42: Sudden Impact
The poster for UFC 42: Sudden Impact.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateApril 25, 2003
VenueAmerican Airlines Arena
CityMiami, Florida
Event chronology
UFC 41: Onslaught UFC 42: Sudden Impact UFC 43: Meltdown

UFC 42: Sudden Impact was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 25, 2003, at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on DVD.


UFC 42 was the first UFC event to take place in Florida. Headlining the event was a Welterweight Title bout between Matt Hughes and Sean Sherk. UFC 42 also marked the first UFC appearance of future Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin.

Joe Rogan provided the lead commentary for this event and was joined by colour commentator Phil Baroni with further analysis by Eddie Bravo.


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Matt Hughes (c) def. Sean Sherk Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 48–47, 48–45) 5 5:00 [a]
Welterweight Pete Spratt def. Robbie Lawler Submission (injury) 2 2:28
Welterweight Dave Strasser def. Romie Aram Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Wesley Correira def. Sean Alvarez TKO (knees and punches) 2 1:46
Light Heavyweight Rich Franklin def. Evan Tanner TKO (punches) 1 2:40
Lightweight Duane Ludwig def. Genki Sudo Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Lightweight Hermes França def. Rich Crunkilton Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight David Loiseau def. Mark Weir KO (punches) 1 3:55

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