Date: September 26, 2003
Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
City: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Preliminary card

  • Lightweight bout:  Hermes Franca vs.  Caol Uno
Franca wins by knockout at 2:41 of Round 2.
  • Welterweight bout:  Nick Diaz vs.  Jeremy Jackson
Diaz wins by armbar submission at 2:02 of Round 3.
  • Lightweight bout:  Josh Thomson vs.  Gerald Strebendt
Thomson wins by knockout at 2:45 of Round 1.
  • Welterweight bout:  Karo Parisyan vs.  Dave Strasser
Parisyan wins by kimura at 3:50 of Round 1.

Main card

  • Light Heavyweight bout:  Rich Franklin vs.  Edwin DeWees
Franklin wins by technical knockout due to strikes at 3:35 of Round 1.
  • Middleweight bout:  Jorge Rivera vs.  David Loiseau
Rivera wins by unanimous decision. Judges scored the bout 29–28, 29–27, and 29–28 for Rivera.
  • Heavyweight Championship bout:  Tim Sylvia (c) vs.  Gan McGee
Sylvia wins by knockout due to punches at 1:52 of Round 1 to retain the UFC Heavyweight Championship. After the fight Sylvia tested positive for steroids during a mandatory post-fight drug test. Due to this Sylvia was stripped of the title.
  • Heavyweight bout:  Andrei Arlovski vs.  Vladimir Matyushenko
Arlovski wins by knockout at 1:59 of Round 1.
  • Light Heavyweight Championship bout:  Tito Ortiz (c) vs.  Randy Couture (ic)
Couture wins by unanimous decision to become the undisputed Light Heavyweight Champion. Judges scored the bout 50–44, 50–44, 50–45.

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