Matchup: Mikey Burnett (3-1-0) vs. Eugenio Tadeu (2-1-0, 1 NC)
Date: March 13, 1998
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Recap: Lightweight Mikey Burnett showed the depth of the Lions Den team as he entered the OctagonTM for the first time at UFC®16, to face fellow debutant Eugenio Tadeu in the first round of the lightweight tournament. The fight was ruled a TKO after almost ten minutes of a grueling battle.
Outcome: Burnett by TKO at 9:46 Round 1