The event was headlined by a Light Heavyweight Championship round in between Frank Shamrock as well as Tito Ortiz. The Ortiz-Shamrock fight was significant for being extensively considered one of the best MMA battles ever at the time it took place, as a result of the total variety of skills revealed by both competitors. The bout included back-and-forth activity which saw multiple take downs from Ortiz and crisp kickboxing presented by Shamrock, who ultimately compelled Ortiz into entry with harsh strikes, elbow joints, and hammer fists to the holy place late in the fourth round. Shamrock would start his brief lived semi-retirement after this spell, pointing out a lack of competitors.
UFC 22 noted the very first UFC look of future UFC Welterweight Champ Matt Hughes, who would certainly take place to control the UFC’s Welterweight department, along with Jens Pulver, that combated in an initial spell that was not aired.
Brad Kohler scored one of the more infamous kos in Mixed Martial Arts background. 30 secs right into Round 1, Kohler invented a takedown effort, only to land an explosive right cross. Steve Judson was knocked senseless instantaneously, and endured a deep laceration to his chin at the point of impact. Remaining subconscious as well as showing signs of having problem breathing, umpires immediately indicated to the clinical team that provided oxygen therapy to Judson, that was secured by means of cot to the neighborhood hospital.
The event was the 2nd to include rounds complying with the considerable policy changes first presented in UFC 21.
Frank Shamrock vs. Tito Ortiz
Ron Waterman vs. Tim Lajcik
Jason Godsey vs. Jeremy Horn
Steve Judson vs. Brad Kohler
Chuck Liddell vs. Paul Jones
Matt Hughes vs. Valeri Ignatov
John Lewis vs. Lowell Anderson
Alfonso Alcarez vs. Jens Pulver