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UFC 36: Worlds Collide

UFC 36
  • Friday 03.22.2002
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Jeff Osborne, Ricco Rodriguez
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Ryan Bennett
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $898,850
  • Attendance: 10,000
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 55,000 | TV Ratings:
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 8
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Fight Card


  • John McCarthy
    Barnett vs. Couture (8)Hughes vs. Sakurai (6)Mir vs. Williams (3)
  • Larry Landless
    Rizzo vs. Arlovski (7)Lindland vs. Miletich (5)Serra vs. Dullanty (2)
  • Mason White
    Tanner vs. Sinosic (4)Sherk vs. Nakao (1)

UFC 36 Wiki Update Wiki

UFC 36, which featured a Heavyweight Championship bout between Randy Couture and Josh Barnett, as well as a Welterweight Championship bout between Matt Hughes and Hayato “Mach” Sakurai, was an improvement over the poor Pay Per View numbers turned in by UFC 35. In the main event of the evening, Couture lost his title in dramatic fashion when Barnett stopped him with strikes in the second round. After the fight, Barnett was stripped of his title when he tested positive for steroids. He never fought for the UFC again.

The event marked the final UFC appearances of Pat Miletich and Pete Williams. Matt Hughes was originally supposed to defend his Welterweight Championship against future Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, but Silva signed with Pride FC instead, and would not come to the UFC for another four years.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:56 PM ET
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