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UFC 13: Ultimate Force

UFC 13
  • Friday 05.30.1997 at 11:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG)
  • Venue: Augusta Civic Center
  • Location: Augusta, Georgia, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Bruce Beck, Jeff Blatnick
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate):
  • Attendance: 5,100
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: N/A | TV Ratings:
  • Number of Bouts: 9
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UFC 13 Wiki Update Wiki

UFC 13 marked the promotional debuts of two of the sport's biggest mainstream attractions for many years to come, Randy “The Natural” Couture and “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz. Couture went on to win the four-man heavyweight tournament that night, whereas Ortiz competed in one of the lightweight tournament's alternate bouts.


In the main event of the evening, the young Brazilian dubbed “The Phenom” and winner of the UFC 12 Tournament, Vitor Belfort, defeated Tank Abbott with unanswered strikes 0:53 into the fight to become the UFC's brightest young star.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:57 PM ET
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UFC 13 Fight Card

Bout   Info
Steven Graham   defeats   Dmitri Stepanov   via Submission, Armlock
Main Card | Tournament Semi-Finals | Heavyweight |
  1:30 Round 1 of 1 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Tito Ortiz   defeats   Wes Albritton   via KO/TKO, Punches
Preliminary Card | Tournament Alternate | Lightweight | 199 lbs (90.3 kg)
  0:31 Round 1 of 1 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Vitor Belfort   defeats   David Abbott   via KO/TKO, Punches
Main Event | Heavyweight |
  0:52 Round 1 of 1 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Randy Couture   defeats   Steven Graham   via KO/TKO, Punches
Main Card | Tournament Finals | Heavyweight |
  3:13 Round 1 of 1 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Randy Couture   defeats   Tony Halme   via Submission, Rear-Naked Choke
Main Card | Tournament Semi-Finals | Heavyweight |
  0:56 Round 1 of 1 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Enson Inoue   defeats   Royce Alger   via Submission, Armlock
Main Card | Tournament Semi-Finals | Lightweight | 199 lbs (90.3 kg)
  1:36 Round 1 of 1 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Guy Mezger   defeats   Cristophe Leninger   via Decision, Unanimous
Main Card | Tournament Semi-Finals | Lightweight | 199 lbs (90.3 kg)
  1 Round Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Jack Nilson   defeats   Saeed Hosseini   via KO/TKO, Punches
Preliminary Card | Tournament Alternate | Lightweight | 199 lbs (90.3 kg)
  1:23 Round 1 of 1 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Guy Mezger   defeats   Tito Ortiz   via Submission, Guillotine Choke
Main Card | Tournament Finals | Lightweight | 199 lbs (90.3 kg)
  3:00 Round 1 of 1 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts   Info
Randy Couture   vs.   Peter Graham   Fizzled
Main Card | Tournament Finals | Heavyweight |
  30 min one round Bout Page
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