UFC 45

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UFC 45: Revolution
The poster for UFC 45: Revolution.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateNovember 21, 2003
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut
Event chronology
UFC 44: Undisputed UFC 45: Revolution UFC 46: Supernatural

UFC 45: Revolution was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 21, 2003, at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on DVD.


This event marked the 10th anniversary of the UFC and to celebrate the anniversary the UFC inaugurated its Hall of Fame, with Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock as the first inductees. UFC President Dana White said; "We feel that no two individuals are more deserving than Royce and Ken to be the charter members. Their contributions to our sport, both inside and outside the Octagon, may never be equaled.”[1]

In addition, ten fighters were chosen by fans to receive a Viewer's Choice Award during the event; they were Royce Gracie, Ken Shamrock, Randy Couture, Tank Abbott, Mark Coleman, Pat Miletich, Marco Ruas, Dan Severn, Don Frye and Oleg Taktarov.

Frank Mir was scheduled to fight Tim Sylvia in a UFC Heavyweight Championship fight, then Wes Sims in a UFC 43 rematch, and finally, UFC 1 & 2 veteran Patrick Smith at this event, but each fighter was pulled from the card, resulting in Mir's withdrawal as well.


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Matt Hughes (c) def. Frank Trigg Submission (standing rear-naked choke) 1 3:54 [a]
Middleweight Matt Lindland def. Falaniko Vitale Submission (punches) 3 4:23
Heavyweight Wesley Correira def. Tank Abbott TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 2:14
Middleweight Evan Tanner def. Phil Baroni TKO (punches) 1 4:42
Welterweight Robbie Lawler def. Chris Lytle Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Heavyweight Pedro Rizzo def. Ricco Rodriguez Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Keith Rockel def. Chris Liguori Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:29
Lightweight Yves Edwards def. Nick Agallar TKO (punches) 2 2:14

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