Randy Couture returned to the UFC Octagon friday night for UFC 31 to face Pedro Rizzo. The event took place on Friday, May 4, 2001, at the Mark G. Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Locked and Loaded featured 8 bouts, some were more fun to watch than others.
UFC 31 was headlined by a fight between Randy Couture and Pedro Rizzo, with Carlos Newton vs. Pat Miletich serving as the night’s co-main event. Elsewhere on the card, Chuck Liddell went to war against Kevin Randleman. Let’s find out who won at the UFC 31. View the full results for ‘Locked and Loaded’-led fight card below.
UFC 31: Locked and Loaded
|May 4, 2001|
Mark G. Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal
|Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Randy Couture vs. Pedro Rizzo|
|Carlos Newton vs. Pat Miletich|
UFC 31 was live 8,183 days days ago and was the 35th event in UFC history, including pay-per-views, UFC Fight Nights, and The Ultimate Fighter season finales.
Who won at UFC 31
Below is the 8-fight order and UFC 31 results. Here are the real winners and losers from Friday‘s event:
- Randy Couture defeated Pedro Rizzo via Decision (Unanimous) (Round 5 / 5:00)
- Carlos Newton defeated Pat Miletich by Submission (Bulldog Choke) (Round 3 / 2:50)
- Chuck Liddell defeated Kevin Randleman by KO (Punches) (Round 1 / 1:18)
- Shonie Carter defeated Matt Serra by KO (Spinning Back Fist) (Round 3 / 4:51)
- Semmy Schilt defeated Pete Williams by TKO (Kick to the Body and Punches) (Round 2 / 1:28)
- Matt Lindland defeated Ricardo Almeida by DQ (Repeated Fouls) (Round 3 / 4:21)
- B.J. Penn defeated Joey Gilbert by TKO (Punches) (Round 1 / 4:57)
- Tony DeSouza defeated Steve Berger by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
UFC 31 Results
The results are listed in ascending order, starting from the first fight ending with the night’s main event.
Tony DeSouza vs. Steve Berger
The UFC 31 kicked off with Tony DeSouza taking on Steve Berger. Tony DeSouza defeated Steve Berger in Round 3 at 5:00 by Decision (Unanimous).
B.J. Penn vs. Joey Gilbert
The second fight at UFC 31 was Joey Gilbert vs. B.J. Penn. B.J. Penn won in Round 1 at 4:57 by TKO (Punches).
Matt Lindland vs. Ricardo Almeida
The following fight was between Ricardo Almeida and Matt Lindland. Matt Lindland beat Ricardo Almeida by DQ (Repeated Fouls) in Round 3 at 4:21.
Semmy Schilt vs. Pete Williams
In the fourth bout, Semmy Schilt defeated Pete Williams by TKO (Kick to the Body and Punches) at 1:28 of Round 2.
Shonie Carter vs. Matt Serra
The fifth bout ended at 4:51 of Round 3 with Shonie Carter defeating Matt Serra by KO (Spinning Back Fist).
Chuck Liddell vs. Kevin Randleman
In sixth fight of the night, Kevin Randleman lost to Chuck Liddell at 1:18 of Round 1.
Carlos Newton vs. Pat Miletich
In the co-main event Carlos Newton defeated Pat Miletich via Submission (Bulldog Choke) at 2:50 of Round 3; N/A was the third man in the cage.
Randy Couture vs. Pedro Rizzo
In the main event, referee N/A called an end to the bout at 5:00 of Round 5. Randy Couture defeated Pedro Rizzo by Decision (Unanimous).