UFC 32 – Showdown in the Meadowlands
UFC 32: Showdown in the Meadowlands was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey on June 29, 2001.
The card was headlined by the first Light Heavyweight Championship Bout (previously called “Middleweight”) between Tito Ortiz and Elvis Sinosic.
The event also featured the first appearance of future Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez.
UFC 32 marked the last appearance of longtime commentator Jeff Blatnick, who had been with the UFC since UFC 4.
The event poster shows the towers of the World Trade Center in the background. Less than 3 months after the event, they were destroyed in the September 11 attacks.
The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later released on home video.
|Light Heavyweight||Tito Ortiz (c)||def.||Elvis Sinosic||TKO (punches and elbows)||1||3:32||[a]|
|Lightweight||B.J. Penn||def.||Din Thomas||TKO (strikes)||1||2:42|
|Heavyweight||Josh Barnett||def.||Semmy Schilt||Submission (armbar)||1||4:21|
|Welterweight||Pat Miletich||def.||Shonie Carter||KO (head kick)||2||2:42|
|Lightweight||Caol Uno||def.||Fabiano Iha||KO (punches)||1||1:48|
|Light Heavyweight||Vladimir Matyushenko||def.||Yuki Kondo||Unanimous decision||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Ricco Rodriguez||def.||Andrei Arlovski||TKO (strikes)||3||1:23|
|Lightweight||Tony DeSouza||def.||Paul Rodriguez||Submission (choke)||1||1:05|
- For the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.