Matchup: Rich Franklin (9-0-0, 1 NC) vs. Evan Tanner (27-3-0)
Date: April 25, 2003
Location: Miami, Florida
Recap: Up and comer Rich Franklin finally got his chance at the big time when he made his UFC® debut against Evan Tanner at UFC® 42. 'Ace' made the most of his chance, stunningly stopping Tanner in the first round.
Outcome: Franklin by TKO, Round 1