UFC 13

UFC 13: Ultimate Force was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 30, 1997 in Augusta, Georgia. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later released on home video.


UFC 13 featured two four man tournaments, a lightweight and a heavyweight tournament, as well as two alternate bouts and a Superfight between Vitor Belfort and Tank Abbott.

UFC 13 marked the first appearance of MMA legends and future UFC Champions Randy Couture and Tito Ortiz, who was an alternate in the lightweight tournament.



Alternate bouts

* United States Tito Ortiz vs. United States Wes Albritton

Ortiz wins by a TKO due to corner stoppage at 0:31. [1]

* Jack Nilson vs. Saeed Hosseini

Nilson wins by TKO at 1:24.

Lightweight tournament

* Semifinal bout: United States Guy Mezger vs. United States Christophe Leininger

Mezger wins by unanimous decision at 15:00.

* Semifinal bout: United States Enson Inoue vs. United States Royce Alger

Inoue wins by submission (Armbar) at 1:37.

* Finals: United States Guy Mezger vs. United States Tito Ortiz

Mezger wins by submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:00 to win the UFC 13 Lightweight Tournament. Ortiz replaced Inoue who was unable to continue due to injury.

  Semifinals Final
 Guy Mezger  
 Christophe Leninger  
     Guy Mezger
   Tito Ortiz
 Enson Inoue
 Royce Alger  



Heavyweight tournament

* Semifinal bout: United States Steven Graham vs. Dmitri Stepanov

Graham wins by submission (Americana) at 1:30.

* Semifinal bout: United States Randy Couture vs. Finland Tony Halme

Couture wins by submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:57.

* Heavyweight Finals: United States Steven Graham vs. United States Randy Couture

Couture wins by TKO at 3:13 to win the UFC 13 Heavyweight Tournament.

  Semifinals Final
 Steven Graham  
 Dmitri Stepanov  
     Steven Graham
   Randy Couture
 Randy Couture
 Tony Halme  




* Brazil Vitor Belfort vs. United States Tank Abbott

Belfort wins by TKO at 0:53.