UFC 32 Showdown in the Meadowlands

UFC 32 – Showdown in the Meadowlands

UFC 32 – Showdown in the Meadowlands

UFC 32 Showdown in the Meadowlands

UFC 32

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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.


Main Card
Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
Light HeavyweightTito Ortiz (c)def.Elvis SinosicTKO (punches and elbows)13:32[a]
LightweightB.J. Penndef.Din ThomasTKO (strikes)12:42
HeavyweightJosh Barnettdef.Semmy SchiltSubmission (armbar)14:21
WelterweightPat Miletichdef.Shonie CarterKO (head kick)22:42
LightweightCaol Unodef.Fabiano IhaKO (punches)11:48
Light HeavyweightVladimir Matyushenkodef.Yuki KondoUnanimous decision35:00
Preliminary Card
HeavyweightRicco Rodriguezdef.Andrei ArlovskiTKO (strikes)31:23
LightweightTony DeSouzadef.Paul RodriguezSubmission (choke)11:05
  1. For the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.

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