Date: March 22, 2002
Venue: MGM Grand Arena
City: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Preliminary card

  • Welterweight bout:  Sean Sherk vs.  Jutaro Nakao
Sherk wins by unanimous decision at 15:00. All three judges scored the bout 30–27 for Sherk.
  • Lightweight bout:  Matt Serra vs.  Kelly Dullanty
Serra wins by submission (triangle choke) at 2:58 of the first round.
  • Heavyweight bout:  Frank Mir vs.  Pete Williams
Mir wins by submission (Shoulder lock) at :46 of the first round.

Main card

  • Light Heavyweight bout:  Evan Tanner vs.  Elvis Sinosic
Tanner wins by TKO (doctor stoppage due to cut) at 2:06 of the first round.
  • Middleweight bout:  Matt Lindland vs.  Pat Miletich
Lindland wins by TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 3:03 of the first round.
  • Welterweight Championship Bout: United States Matt Hughes (c) vs. Japan Hayato Sakurai
Hughes wins by TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 3:01 of the fourth round.
  • Heavyweight bout:  Pedro Rizzo vs.  Andrei Arlovski
Rizzo wins by KO at 1:45 of the third round.
  • Heavyweight Championship Bout:  Randy Couture (c) vs.  Josh Barnett
Barnett becomes the UFC Heavyweight Champion by TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 4:32 of the second round. Afterwards Barnett would be stripped of the UFC Heavyweight title when he tested positive for steroids during a mandatory post-fight drug test.

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