UFC® 15: Couture vs. Belfort
Matchup: Randy Couture (2-0-0) vs. Vitor Belfort (4-0-0)
Date: October 17, 1997
Location: Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Recap: Vitor Belfort was undefeated coming into this fight against Randy Couture. None of Belfort's fights had ever gone on longer than 2 minutes. At only 20 years old Belfort was being praised as the next 'Big Thing'. At this point in MMA history, Randy Couture was seen as just another victim of Belfort's climb to the top.
Outcome: Couture by TKO at 8:17, Round 1