UFC 44

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UFC 44: Undisputed
A poster or logo for UFC 44: Undisputed.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date September 26, 2003
Venue Mandalay Bay Events Center
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 10,400
Total gate $1,127,985
Buyrate 94,000
Event chronology
UFC 43: Meltdown UFC 44: Undisputed UFC 45: Revolution

UFC 44: Undisputed was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 26, 2003, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on the Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on DVD.


Headlining the card was a Light Heavyweight Championship unification bout between Tito Ortiz and Randy Couture. The total fighter payroll for the event was $467,500.[1] The ring interviewer was Eddie Bravo. UFC 44 marked the first UFC appearance of future Welterweight Strikeforce Champion Nick Diaz.


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Randy Couture (ic) def. Tito Ortiz (c) Decision (unanimous) 5 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Tim Sylvia (c) def. Gan McGee TKO (punches) 1 1:54 [b]
Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski def. Vladimir Matyushenko KO (punch) 1 1:59
Middleweight Jorge Rivera def. David Loiseau Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Rich Franklin def. Edwin Dewees TKO (punches and knees) 1 3:35
Preliminary card
Welterweight Karo Parisyan def. Dave Strasser Submission (kimura) 1 3:52
Lightweight Josh Thomson def. Gerald Strebendt KO (punches) 1 2:45
Welterweight Nick Diaz def. Jeremy Jackson Submission (armbar) 3 2:04
Lightweight Hermes Franca def. Caol Uno KO (punch) 2 2:46

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