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UFC 29: Defense of the Belts

UFC 29
  • Saturday 12.16.2000
  • U.S. Broadcast:
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG)
  • Venue: Differ Ariake Arena
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Jeff Blatnick
  • Ring Announcer: Senshiro Matsuyama
  • Post-Fight Interviews: James Werme
  • MMA Bouts: 7
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Fight Card

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Ortiz vs. Kondo (7)Miletich vs. Yamamoto (6)Lindland vs. Anjo (5)Iha vs. Takase (4)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    Tanner vs. Gibson Sr. (3)Hallman vs. Hughes II (2)Liddell vs. Monson (1)

UFC 29 Wiki Update Wiki

UFC 29 represented a major turning point in the history of mixed martial arts, as the UFC was sold to new parent company Zuffa, LLC soon after the event. It was the last UFC event held by parent company SEG, and took place in Japan.


Featuring duel title defenses by Pat Miletich and Tito Ortiz, UFC 29 also featured one of the rare losses of future Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes's stellar early career, as he was submitted in just 21 seconds by Dennis Hallman. The event also marked the television debut of Olympic silver medalist Matt Lindland.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:53 PM ET
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