UFC 40: Vendetta happened to be the 40th mixed martial arts event propagated under the chronology of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The event tapped live n November 22, 2002, at the MGM Grand Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It drew approximately 13,265 as for the attendance. The event featured 8 bouts including Preliminary Card and the final card in which Tito Ortiz (c) defeated Ken Shamrock For the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
Chuck Liddell defeated Renato Sobral UFC Light Heavyweight title eliminator only for Liddell. Matt Hughes (c) defeated Gil Castillo For the UFC Welterweight Championship. Hughes wins via TKO (accidental headbutt) after round 1. Between rounds, doctors ruled that the resulting cut was too severe to continue.
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Date: Fri Nov 22,2002
|Light Heavyweight||Tito Ortiz (c)||Ken Shamrock||Tito Ortiz (c) defeated Ken Shamrock by TKO (corner stoppage) For the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Chuck Liddell||Renato Sobral||Chuck Liddell defeated Renato Sobral by KO (head kick and punches)||1||2:55|
|Welterweight||Matt Hughes (c)||Gil Castillo||Matt Hughes (c) defeated Gil Castillo by TKO (doctor stoppage) for the UFC Welterweight Championship||1||5:00|
|Welterweight||Carlos Newton||Pete Spratt||Carlos Newton defeated Pete Spratt by Submission (kimura)||1||1:45|
|Welterweight||Robbie Lawler||Tiki Ghosn||Robbie Lawler defeated Tiki Ghosn by KO (punches)||1||1:29|
|Heavyweight||Andrei Arlovski||Ian Freeman||Andrei Arlovski defeated Ian Freeman by TKO (punches)||1||1:25|
|Heavyweight||Vladimir Matyushenko||Travis Wiuff||Vladimir Matyushenko defeated Travis Wiuff by Submission (punches)||1||4:10|
|Middleweight||Phillip Miller||Mark Weir||Phillip Miller defeated Mark Weir by Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||4:50|
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