- Friday 01.08.1999
- U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
- Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Ownership: Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG)
- Venue: Pontchartrain Center
- Location: Kenner, Louisiana, United States
- Enclosure: Octagon
- TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Jeff Blatnick
- Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
- Post-Fight Interviews: Mike Goldberg
- Number of MMA Bouts: 7
Rutten vs. Kosaka (7), Miletich vs. Patino (6), Rizzo vs. Coleman (5), Ortiz vs. Bohlander (4), Tanner vs. Gholar (2)
Burnett vs. Saunders (3), Clark vs. Caracci (1)
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UFC 18, held at the Pontchartrain Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, was part two of a series of events designed to crown a new Heavyweight Champion following Randy Couture's departure from the promotion.
In addition to featuring the UFC debuts of legendary Vale Tudo fighter Bas Rutten and future UFC middleweight Champion Evan Tanner, the event featured a classic heavyweight fight between Pedro Rizzo and Mark Coleman.
This was the last UFC event that allowed a fighter to wear a gi. Frank Caracci was the fighter who wore one.