Date: September 27, 2002
Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
City: Uncasville, Connecticut, USA

Preliminary card

  • Welterweight bout:  Sean Sherk vs.  Benji Radach
Sherk wins by TKO (Cut) at 4:16 of round 1.
  • Middleweight bout:  Matt Lindland vs.  Ivan Salaverry
Lindland wins by Unanimous Decision (15.00)

Main card

  • Middleweight bout:  Phil Baroni vs.  Dave Menne
Baroni wins by KO (Punches) at 0:18 of round 1.
  • Heavyweight bout:  Gan McGee vs.  Pedro Rizzo
McGee wins by TKO (Corner Stoppage) after completion of round one (5:00). Rizzo took a straight right hand to the nose with ten seconds left in the First Round. After examining Rizzo’s nose between rounds, his corner decided to throw in the towel.
  • Lightweight bout:  Caol Uno vs.  Din Thomas
Uno wins by Unanimous Decision (15.00). This is the first bout of a two-round tournament to fill the vacant UFC lightweight championship, and Uno advanced to the finals at UFC 41.
  • Lightweight bout:  B.J. Penn vs.  Matt Serra
Penn wins by Unanimous Decision (15.00). This bout completes the first round of the lightweight tournament, and Penn advanced to the finals at UFC 41.
  • Heavyweight bout:  Tim Sylvia vs.  Wesley Correira
Sylvia wins by TKO (Corner Stoppage) 1:43 into Round 2. This bout was on the main card, but was not shown on the pay-per-view event.
  • Heavyweight Championship bout:  Ricco Rodriguez vs.  Randy Couture
Rodriguez wins by Submission (Elbow Strikes) at 3:04 of round 5. This is one of only three fights in UFC history to end in the 5th round. The others were BJ Penn vs. Diego Sanchez at UFC 107 and Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen at UFC 117.

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