UFC 17

UFC 17: Redemption was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 15th, 1998 at the Mobile Civic Center, in Mobile, Alabama. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later released on home video.


The event featured a four man Middleweight Tournament, three Heavyweight Superfights, an alternate bout in case of tournament injury, and a Heavyweight "exhibition" bout. A Middleweight Championship bout between Frank Shamrock and Jeremy Horn was also taped for broadcast on a later pay per view.

UFC 17 was the last UFC event aside from UFC 23, to feature the "tournament" style format. UFC 17 featured the first UFC appearance of both Dan Henderson and Carlos Newton, as well as the first MMA fight for Chuck Liddell as an alternate in the middleweight tournament whose fight was not televised.

The title Redemption refers to Mark Coleman's return after losing the UFC Heavyweight Title to Maurice Smith at UFC 14. Coleman was originally slated to face then UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture, who had to withrdraw due to an injury. Both Coleman and Couture would go on to fight, 12 years later at UFC 109. Last minute replacement Pete Williams, a Lion's Den fighter took Couture's place.



Heavyweight Exhibition Bout

* United States Andre Roberts vs. United States Harry Moskowitz

Roberts wins by unanimous decision at 15:00.

Middleweight Tournament


Alternate Bout

* United States Chuck Liddell vs. Mexico Noe Hernandez

Liddell wins a unanimous decision at 12:00.


* United States Dan Henderson vs. Brazil Allan Goes

Henderson wins by unanimous decision at 15:00.

* Canada Carlos Newton vs. United States Bob Gilstrap

Newton wins by submission (Triangle choke) at 0:52.


* United States Dan Henderson vs. Canada Carlos Newton

Henderson wins the UFC 17 Middleweight Tournament by split decision at 15:00.


* Heavyweight: United States Mike Van Arsdale vs. United States Joe Pardo

Van Arsdale wins by submission (keylock) at 11:01.

* Heavyweight: United States David "Tank" Abbott vs. Brazil Hugo Duarte

Abbott wins by TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 0:44.

* Heavyweight: United States Pete Williams vs. United States Mark Coleman

Williams wins by KO (kick) at 12:38.

Middleweight Championship Bout

* United States Frank Shamrock (c) vs. United States Jeremy Horn

Shamrock wins by submission (kneebar) 16:30.

UFC 17 Middleweight Tournament Bracket

  Semifinals Finals
 United States Dan Henderson via decision  
 Brazil Allan Goes  
     United States Dan Henderson via decision
   Canada Carlos Newton
 Canada Carlos Newton via submission
 United States Bob Gilstrap