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UFC 19: Ultimate Young Guns

UFC 19

Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Ortiz vs. Mezger (7)Goodridge vs. Roberts (6)Horn vs. Liddell I (5)Randleman vs. Smith (4)Tanner vs. Ignatov (3)
  • Tony Mollineaux
    Williams vs. Godsey (2)

UFC 19 Wiki Update Wiki

UFC 19 was one of the most popular UFC events of the pre-Zuffa era. It featured the promotional debut of the imposing Kevin “The Monster” Randleman, as well as the first television appearance of future Light Heavyweight Champion and Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell. UFC 19 also set the stage for an important fan draw for years to come. In the main event of the evening, Tito Ortiz avenged his loss to Guy Mezger, but the post-fight disrespect he demonstrated towards his opponent lead to a long-standing rivalry between Ortiz and Lion's Den coach and UFC superstar Ken Shamrock. The war of words eventually boiled over into a series of three fights between the two men. Though Ortiz dominated Shamrock each time in the cage, the real winner was the UFC, as the fights became three of the most popular in early UFC history.


It was announced at this event that the winner of the heavyweight bout between Randleman and Maurice Smith would take on Bas Rutten for the Heavyweight Championship at UFC 20.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:56 PM ET
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