UFC 43

UFC 43

UFC 43: Meltdown
A poster or logo for UFC 43: Meltdown.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date June 6, 2003
Venue Thomas and Mack Center
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 9,800
Total gate $645,140
Buyrate 49,000
Event chronology
UFC 42: Sudden Impact UFC 43: Meltdown UFC 44: Undisputed

UFC 43: Meltdown was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on June 6, 2003, at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on DVD.


  • History 1
  • Results 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Headlining the card was an Interim Light Heavyweight Championship match between future UFC Hall of Fame inductees Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell.

Ken Shamrock was originally slated to face Ian Freeman at this event, but was forced from the card with a torn ACL. Vernon White would step in as his replacement.[1]


  1. ^ For the Interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Couture won via TKO (punches) at 2:39 of Round 3. Couture becomes the Interim Light Heavyweight Champion, and the first person to win a title in two different weight divisions (Couture was a two-time Heavyweight Champion).

See also


  1. ^

External links

  • Official UFC event results
  • Sherdog event results
  • Full Contact Fighter news/June 03
  • History of the UFC 06.16.08: UFC XLIII: Meltdown