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UFC 43: Meltdown Official Results

June 6, 2003 - 12:00 AM
Thomas & Mack Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
- Results Verified By Commission, Nevada Athletic Commission

Quick Results:

Winner Loser Method Round Time
[detail] Pedro Rizzo Tra Telligman TKO/RSC 2nd 4:25
[detail] Falaniko Vitale Matt Lindland KO 1st 1:56
[detail] Frank Mir Wes Sims Disqualification 1st 2:56
[detail] Vernon White v. Ian Freeman was declared a draw Draw 3rd
[detail] Vitor Belfort Marvin Eastman TKO/RSC 1st 1:10
[detail] Yves Edwards Eddie Ruiz Decision 3rd
[detail] Kimo Leopoldo Tank Abbott Submission 1st 1:59
[detail] Randy Couture Chuck Liddell TKO/RSC 3rd 2:47 Title Fight

Full Results:

Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo Vs. Tra "Trauma" Telligman
Fight Refereed By Larry Landless
Name Pedro Rizzo No Headshot Available
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 228 (103.42 kg)
Record 19-11-0
Team Ruas Vale Tudo
VS
Name Tra Telligman No Headshot Available
Height 6′ 2″ (187.96 cm)
Weight 235 (106.59 kg)
Record 7-5-1
Team Lion's Den
Pedro Rizzo Wins by TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage from a Cut) 4:25 in the 2nd round


Falaniko "Niko" Vitale Vs. Matt "The Law" Lindland
Fight Refereed By John McCarthy
Name Falaniko Vitale No Headshot Available
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 30-10-0
Team 808 Fight Factory
VS
Name Matt Lindland Matt Lindland
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 195 (88.45 kg)
Record 22-9-0
Team Team Quest
Falaniko Vitale Wins by KO (Slam) 1:56 in the 1st round


Frank Mir Vs. Wes "The Whole Show" Sims
Fight Refereed By Nelson Hamilton
Name Frank Mir Frank Mir
Height 6′ 3″ (190.5 cm)
Weight 255 (115.67 kg)
Record 16-9-0
Team Striking Unlimited
VS
Name Wes Sims No Headshot Available
Height 6′ 10″ (208.28 cm)
Weight 260 (117.93 kg)
Record 24-15-1
Team Hammer House
Francisco Mir III Wins by Disqualification (Stomped Downed Opponent in the Neck and Face) 2:56 in the 1st round


Vernon "Tiger" White Vs. Ian "The Machine" Freeman
Fight Refereed By Larry Landless
Name Vernon White Vernon White
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 204 (92.53 kg)
Record 27-34-2
Team Lion's Den
VS
Name Ian Freeman No Headshot Available
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 215 (97.52 kg)
Record 20-7-1
Team Team Freeman
Draw (Split Draw) in the 3rd round


Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort Vs. Marvin "The Beastman" Eastman
Fight Refereed By John McCarthy
Name Vitor Belfort Vitor Belfort
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 24-10-0
Team Xtreme Couture
VS
Name Marvin Eastman Marvin Eastman
Height 5′ 9″ (175.26 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 18-15-1
Team Nova Uniao
Vitor Belfort Wins by TKO/RSC 1:10 in the 1st round


Yves Edwards Vs. Eddie Ruiz
Fight Refereed By Nelson Hamilton
Name Yves Edwards Yves Edwards
Height 5′ 9″ (175.26 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 42-21-1
Team Thug Jitsu
VS
Name Eddie Ruiz No Headshot Available
Height
Weight 153 (69.4 kg)
Record 1-1-0
Team
Yves Edwards Wins by Decision (Unanimous Decision) After 3 Round(s)
  • Cecil Peoples Scored the fight 30-27
  • Abe Belardo Scored the fight 30-27
  • Marcos Rosales Scored the fight 30-27


Kimo Leopoldo Vs. Tank Abbott
Fight Refereed By Larry Landless
Name Kimo Leopoldo Kimo Leopoldo
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 240 (108.86 kg)
Record 10-7-1
Team Joe Moreira
VS
Name Tank Abbott Tank Abbott
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 250 (113.4 kg)
Record 10-15-0
Team
Kimo Leopoldo Wins by Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) 1:59 in the 1st round


Title Fight Randy "The Natural" Couture Vs. Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell
Fight was for the Light-heavyweight Title / Fight Refereed By John McCarthy
Name Randy Couture Randy Couture
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 19-11-0
Team Xtreme Couture
VS
Name Chuck Liddell Chuck Liddell
Height 6′ 2″ (187.96 cm)
Weight 204 (92.53 kg)
Record 21-8-0
Team The Pit
Randy Couture Wins by TKO/RSC 2:47 in the 3rd round