1999 in sports

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1999 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports

1999 in sports

Alpine skiingEdit

American footballEdit

Artistic gymnasticsEdit

Association footballEdit





Canadian footballEdit




Dogsled racingEdit

Field hockeyEdit

Figure skatingEdit


Gaelic Athletic AssociationEdit


Men's professional

Amateur – Graeme Storm

Women's professional


Harness racingEdit

Horse racingEdit


Flat races

Ice hockeyEdit


Mixed martial artsEdit

The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events during 1999 in chronological order.

Date Event Alternate Name/s Location Attendance PPV Buyrate Notes
January 8 UFC 18: The Road to the Heavyweight Title   New Orleans, Louisiana, US This event featured the American debut of Bas Rutten. Who previously fought exclusively for Pancrase in Japan.
March 5 UFC 19: Ultimate Young Guns   Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, US Following the main event, Tito Ortiz insulted the Lion's Den team. This led to a long rivalry between Ortiz and Ken Shamrock.
April 29 Pride 5   Nagoya, Japan First Pride FC event to be promoted by Dream Stage Entertainment, who took over Kakutougi Revolution Spirits.
May 7 UFC 20: Battle for the Gold   Birmingham, Alabama, US
July 4 Pride 6   Yokohama, Japan Event featured seven MMA bouts and one karate bout between Hiroki Kurosawa and Nobuaki Kakuda.
July 16 UFC 21: Return of the Champions   Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US UFC rule change, Introduction of five-minute rounds. preliminary bouts consist of two rounds, non-title bouts consist of three rounds, and title bouts consist of five rounds. Introduction of 10-point must system.
September 12 Pride 7   Yokohama, Japan 10,031
September 24 UFC 22: Only One Can be Champion   Lake Charles, Louisiana, US Following this event, UFC parent company SEG stopped releasing events on home video until UFC 30 with new owners Zuffa.
November 19 UFC 23: Ultimate Japan 2   Tokyo, Japan This event featured a four man "Japanese" tournament, held to crown the first ever UFC Japan Champion. The tournament was the first in the UFC since UFC 17, and the last tournament held by the UFC.
November 21 Pride 8   Tokyo, Japan



Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit






  • Men's World League: Italy
  • Women's World Grand Prix: Russia
  • Men's European Championship: Italy
  • Women's European Championship: Russia

Water poloEdit

  • Men's European Championship: Hungary
  • Men's World Cup: Hungary
  • Women's European Championship: Italy
  • Women's World Cup: Netherlands

Multi-sport eventsEdit



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