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UFC 33: Victory in Vegas

UFC 33
  • Friday 09.28.2001
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Jeff Osborne, Elvis Sinosic
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Ryan Bennett
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $816,660
  • Attendance: 9,500
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 75,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 8
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Menne vs. Castillo Ortiz vs. Matyushenko (8)Liddell vs. Bustamante (6)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    Pulver vs. Hallman (7)Serra vs. Edwards (5)

UFC 33 Wiki Update Wiki

Panned by fans for ages, UFC 33 represents quite possibly the worst Pay Per View effort of the promotion since its inception in 1993. Most of the fights on the card were boring, uneventful decisions that failed to captivate its new Pay Per View audience, and all three title fights on the card ran for their entirety, leading many viewers to experience broadcast blackouts during the Ortiz vs. Matyushenko Light Heavyweight Championship fight once the Pay Per View time slot had expired.


Following UFC 33, which was the first UFC event to be sanctioned under the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the promotion refused to schedule any more than five fights for the main card of a Pay Per View. In 2010, responding to criticism of the five-round fight between Georges St-Pierre and Dan Hardy, UFC President Dana White said, "UFC 33 is the only one I can remember where every fight sucked."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:56 PM ET
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