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.


Lightweight tournament Edit

Alternate bouts Edit

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

Semifinal bouts Edit

Mezger wins by unanimous decision at 15:00.
Inoue wins by submission (Armbar) at 1:37.

Finals Edit

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.

Heavyweight tournament Edit

Alternate bouts Edit

Nillson wins by TKO at 1:24.

Semifinal bouts Edit

Graham wins by submission (Americana) at 1:30.
Couture wins by submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:57.

Finals Edit

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

Superfight Edit

Belfort wins by TKO at 0:53.

Lightweight tournament bracket Edit

  Semifinals Final
   United States flag Guy Mezger W  
 United States flag Christophe Leninger L  
   United States flag Guy Mezger C
   United States flag Tito Ortiz L
 Japan flag Enson Inoue W
   United States flag Royce Alger L  

Heavyweight tournament bracket Edit

  Semifinals Final
   United States flag Stephen Graham W  
 United States flag Dmitri Stepanov L  
   United States flag Stephen Graham L
   United States flag Randy Couture C
 United States flag Randy Couture W
   Finland flag Tony Halme L  

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Tito Ortiz's Professional MMA Record", retrieved from, URL accessed March 20, 2010

External linksEdit

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