UFC 15: Collision Course was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 17, 1997, in Bay

UFC 16 – Battle In The Bayou

UFC 16 – Battle In The Bayou

UFC 15: Collision Course was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 17, 1997, in Bay

UFC 16

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UFC HISTORY

UFC 16: Battle in the Bayou was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 13, 1998 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later released on home video.[1][2]

UFC 16 featured the first ever UFC Lightweight tournament (for fighters under 170 lb), as well as a Middleweight Championship bout, a Heavyweight and a Middleweight Superfight, and two alternate bouts in case of tournament injury.

UFC 16 marked the first appearance of the influential fighter Pat Miletich, who would go on to create Miletich Fighting Systems. Tank Abbott is a guest commentator for the Heavyweight Superfight.

The Middleweight Championship bout, was billed to be champion Frank Shamrock’s biggest test, in Battlecade star, Igor Zinoviev. This would end up being the final match of Zinoviev’s career, as he suffered a career-ending collarbone injury from Shamrock’s victorious KO slam.

Kimo Leopoldo returned to the UFC at UFC 16 and fought top Japanese fighter Tsuyoshi Kohsaka. Kimo dominated the first portion of the fight but began to fatigue and eventually lost the fight by decision.

RESULTS SPOILER

Light Heavyweight Championship
Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
Light HeavyweightFrank Shamrock (c)def.Igor ZinovievKO (slam)0:22[a]
Heavyweight bout
HeavyweightTsuyoshi Kohsakadef.Kimo LeopoldoUnanimous decision15:00
Light Heavyweight bout
Light HeavyweightJerry Bohlanderdef.Kevin JacksonTechnical submission (armbar)10:21[b]
Lightweight Tournament Finals
LightweightPat Miletichdef.Chris BrennanSubmission (shoulder choke)9:01[c]
Lightweight Tournament Semifinals
LightweightMikey Burnettdef.Eugenio TadeuTKO (punches)9:46[d]
LightweightPat Miletichdef.Townsend SaundersSplit decision15:00
Lightweight Tournament Alternate bouts
LightweightLaverne Clarkdef.Josh StuartTKO (punches)1:15
LightweightChris Brennandef.Courtney TurnerSubmission (armbar)1:20
  1.  Shamrock defeated Zinoviev to retain the Light Heavyweight Championship.
  2.  Jackson refused to tap, referee John McCarthy stopped the fight.
  3.  Mikey Burnett withdrew from the tournament due to a broken finger and was replaced by Brennan.
  4.  Burnett had to withdraw from the tournament due to a broken finger suffered during this bout.[3]