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UFC 35: Throwdown

UFC 35
  • Friday 01.11.2002 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
  • Location: Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Jeff Osborne, Randy Couture
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Ryan Bennett
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $980,000
  • Attendance: 9,600
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 35,000 | TV Ratings:
  • Number of Bouts: 8
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia
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UFC 35 Wiki Update Wiki

UFC 35 Pay Per View numbers were a disappointment, recording just 35,000 buys following the 65,000 turned in by UFC 34. This was unsurprising, as none of the UFC's biggest draws, like Tito Ortiz or Randy Couture, appeared on the card. Instead, it was headlined by a championship bout in the fledgling Lightweight division, pitting “Little Evil” Jens Pulver against hot newcomer BJ “The Prodigy” Penn.


Although Penn was considered the next big thing at 155lbs. at the time of the fight, Pulver, the defending champion, pulled off the biggest upset of his career by winning a Decision after five rounds of action. Following the loss, Penn's cardio and heart in the later rounds of a fight would be questioned for years to come.


According to Pat Miletich in a 2008 interview with Sherdog, the fighters of UFC 35 were plagued by flu-like symptoms prior to the broadcast, but the event went on as planned.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:58 PM ET
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UFC 35 Fight Card

Bout   Info
Jens Pulver   defeats   BJ Penn   via Decision, Majority
Main Event | Title Fight | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
#30 Biggest Upset of All Time
#12 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
  5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Ricco Rodriguez   defeats   Jeff Monson   via KO/TKO, Punches
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  3:00 Round 3 of 3, 13:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Larry Landless
Murilo Bustamante   defeats   Dave Menne   via KO/TKO, Punches
Co-Main Event | Title Fight | Middleweight | 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  0:44 Round 2 of 5, 5:44 Total Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Chuck Liddell   defeats   Amar Suloev   via Decision, Unanimous
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Larry Landless
Andrei Semenov   defeats   Ricardo Almeida   via KO/TKO, Punches
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  2:01 Round 2 of 3, 7:01 Total Bout Page
Referee: Mason White
Kevin Randleman   defeats   Renato Sobral   via Decision, Unanimous
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Gil Castillo   defeats   Chris Brennan   via Decision, Unanimous
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Eugene Jackson   defeats   Keith Rockel   via Submission, Guillotine Choke
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  3:46 Round 2 of 3, 8:46 Total Bout Page
Referee: Larry Landless
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