At Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, UFC 41: Onslaught hosted two title fights, one for the heavyweight strap and the crowning of a new lightweight champion, and saw the return of fan-favorite Octagon veteran “Tank” Abbott.
In what would be these great heavyweights final Octagon appearances, former UFC heavyweight champ Ricco Rodriguez looked to rebound from losing the title by taking on Brazilian striker Pedro “The Rock” Rizzo who just scored his 9th career KO/TKO.
In a much anticipated fight, the respected Randy Couture took on Heavyweight Bouts defender Tim Sylvia. Few critics gave Couture the edge, but everyone wanted to see what he would do in the Octagon™. In a 5 round war that kept the sellout crowd on their feet the entire fight, Couture and Sylvia showed the world exactly why fans love this sport.