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UFC 32: Showdown in the Meadowlands

UFC 32
  • Friday 06.29.2001 at 11:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Continental Airlines Arena
  • Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Jeff Blatnick, Frank Shamrock
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: James Werme, Frank Shamrock
  • Attendance: 12,500
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 8
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia | The UG

Fight Card


  • John McCarthy
    Ortiz vs. Sinosic (8)Penn vs. Thomas (7)Barnett vs. Schilt I (6)
  • Mason White
    Rodriguez vs. Arlovski (2)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    DeSouza vs. Rodriguez (1)

UFC 32 Wiki Update Wiki

UFC 32, which took place at the Continental Airlines Arena in New Jersey, featured some of the best fights put on under new owners Zuffa, LLC, including a memorable lightweight bout in which BJ Penn earned his "Prodigy" nickname by knocking out Din Thomas with a vicious knee. Also on the card was the first-ever Light Heavyweight Championship bout (formerly known as the Middleweight division), which featured Tito Ortiz successfully defending his title against Australian fighter Elvis Sinosic.

UFC 32 also marked the final UFC commentating gig from long time broadcaster Jeff Blatnick, who had been with the UFC since UFC 4.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:54 PM ET
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