UFC 34 – High Voltage
UFC 34: High Voltage was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 2, 2001.
The card was headlined by two Championship Bouts, Randy Couture faced Pedro Rizzo for the Heavyweight Title, and Matt Hughes faced Carlos Newton for the Welterweight Title.
UFC 34 marked the first appearance of future Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir.
The broadcast had technical issues, as the commentators could barely be heard, consistently being drowned out by the crowd and ring noise.
During the Matt Hughes and Carlos Newton fight Hughes was clearly heard telling his corner several times that he “was out”, after winning the fight by TKO. This conforms to Carlos Newton’s assertion that he believed Hughes was “out”, thus collapsing and leading to Newtons head colliding with the canvas.
The event was seen live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on home video.
|Heavyweight||Randy Couture (c)||def.||Pedro Rizzo||TKO (punches)||3||3:22||[a]|
|Welterweight||Matt Hughes||def.||Carlos Newton (c)||KO (slam)||2||1:23||[b]|
|Heavyweight||Ricco Rodriguez||def.||Pete Williams||TKO (punches)||2||4:02|
|Lightweight||B.J. Penn||def.||Caol Uno||KO (punches)||1||0:11|
|Heavyweight||Josh Barnett||def.||Bobby Hoffman||Submission (punches)||2||4:25|
|Middleweight||Evan Tanner||def.||Homer Moore||Submission (armbar)||2||0:55|
|Middleweight||Matt Lindland||def.||Phil Baroni||Decision (majority) (29–28, 29–27, 28–28)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Frank Mir||def.||Roberto Traven||Submission (armbar)||1||1:05|
- For the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
- For the UFC Welterweight Championship.