Date: December 21st, 1997
Venue: Yokohama Arena
City: Yokohama, Japan

  • Heavyweight Alternate bout:  Tra Telligman vs.  Brad Kohler
Telligman wins via submission (armbar) at 10:10.
  • Heavyweight Tournament Semifinals:  Tank Abbott vs.  Yoji Anjo
Abbott wins via unanimous decision at 15:00. Abbott is unable to continue in the tournament due to a broken hand.
  • Heavyweight Tournament Semifinals:  Kazushi Sakuraba vs.  Marcus Silveira
Ruled a No Contest (referee stopped the bout early at 1:51)
  • Middleweight Championship bout:  Frank Shamrock vs.  Kevin Jackson
Shamrock wins via submission (armbar) at 0:16.
  • Heavyweight Superfight:  Vitor Belfort vs.  Joe Charles
Belfort wins via submission (armbar) at 4:04.
  • Heavyweight Tournament Finals:  Kazushi Sakuraba vs.  Marcus Silveira
Sakuraba wins via submission (armbar) at 3:45. Due to the NC, and Tank Abbott bowing out of the tournament, UFC officials ruled that a rematch between Sakuraba and Silveira would serve as the Heavyweight Tournament Finals.
  • Heavyweight Championship bout:  Maurice Smith (c) vs.  Randy Couture
Couture wins via majority decision at 21:00 to become the new UFC Heavyweight Champion.

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