Date: May 10, 2002
Venue: CenturyTel Center
City: Bossier City, Louisiana, USA

Preliminary card

  • Welterweight bout:  Robbie Lawler vs.  Aaron Riley
Lawler wins by unanimous decision at 15:00.
  • Welterweight bout:  Benji Radach vs.  Steve Berger
Radach was declared the winner by TKO at 0:27 of the first round, but the fight was later ruled a No Contest by the Louisiana State Athletic Commission.
  • Middleweight bout:  Ivan Salaverry vs.  Andrei Semenov
Salaverry wins by TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 2:27 of the third round.

Main card

  • Lightweight bout:  Caol Uno vs.  Yves Edwards
Uno wins by unanimous decision at 15:00.
  • Middleweight bout:  Phil Baroni vs.  Amar Suloev
Baroni wins by TKO at 2:59 of the first round.
  • Lightweight bout:  B.J. Penn vs.  Paul Creighton
Penn wins by TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 3:19 of the second round.
  • Heavyweight bout:  Ricco Rodriguez vs.  Tsuyoshi Kohsaka
Rodriguez wins by TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 3:26 of the second round.
  • Middleweight Championship bout:  Murilo Bustamante (c) vs.  Matt Lindland
Bustamante wins by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:26 of the third round. Bustamante had Lindland hooked cleanly in an armbar early in the fight, then released it after what seemed to be a tap, followed by a shout to stop the action by John McCarthy. Lindland claimed it wasn’t a tap, which controversially led McCarthy to restart the fight. This has led to the contest being known as the infamous “double tap” fight. Bustamante was stripped of the title in October 2002 after signing with PRIDE, thereby vacating the UFC Middleweight Championship belt.

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