UFC 42 – Sudden Impact
UFC 42: Sudden Impact was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 25, 2003, at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on DVD.
UFC 42 was the first UFC event to take place in Florida. Headlining the event was a Welterweight Title bout between Matt Hughes and Sean Sherk. UFC 42 also marked the first UFC appearance of future Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin.
Joe Rogan provided the lead commentary for this event and was joined by colour commentator Phil Baroni with further analysis by Eddie Bravo.
|Welterweight||Matt Hughes (c)||def.||Sean Sherk||Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 48–47, 48–45)||5||5:00||[a]|
|Welterweight||Pete Spratt||def.||Robbie Lawler||Submission (injury)||2||2:28|
|Welterweight||Dave Strasser||def.||Romie Aram||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Wesley Correira||def.||Sean Alvarez||TKO (knees and punches)||2||1:46|
|Light Heavyweight||Rich Franklin||def.||Evan Tanner||TKO (punches)||1||2:40|
|Lightweight||Duane Ludwig||def.||Genki Sudo||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Hermes Franca||def.||Rich Crunkilton||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||David Loiseau||def.||Mark Weir||KO (punches)||1||3:55|
- For the UFC Welterweight Championship.