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UFC 42: Sudden Impact

UFC 42
  • Friday 04.25.2003
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: American Airlines Arena
  • Location: Miami, Florida, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Joe Rogan, Phil Baroni
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Lisa Dergan
  • Attendance: 6,700
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 35,000 | TV Ratings:
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 8
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Fight Card

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Hughes vs. Sherk (8)Spratt vs. Lawler (7)Correira vs. Alvarez (5)Ludwig vs. Sudo (3)Loiseau vs. Weir (1)
  • Jorge Alonso
    Strasser vs. Aram (6)
  • Larry Landless
    Franklin vs. Tanner I (4)
  • James Warring
    França vs. Crunkilton (2)

UFC 42 Wiki Update Wiki

In what was one of the most disappointing Pay Per View performances in Zuffa, LLC-owned UFC history, UFC 42, which featured a Welterweight Championship fight between Matt Hughes and Sean Sherk, drew a paltry 35,000 buys.


In the main event, Hughes, the dominant title holder, largely controlled the smaller Sherk as he ground out a five-round decision to remain champion. The event also marked the UFC debut of future Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin, and was the first UFC event that took place in Florida.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:55 PM ET
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