2003 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

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The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events during 2003 in chronological order.

Date Event Alternate Name/s Location Attendance PPV Buyrate Notes
February 28 UFC 41: Onslaught   Atlantic City, New Jersey, US 13,401 60,000 This event marked the return of Tank Abbott to the UFC. This was Abbott's first fight since October 1998.
March 16 Pride 25: Body Blow   Yokohama, Japan
March 27 WEC 6: Return of a Legend   Lemoore, California, US This event is noted for the return of Frank Shamrock in his first fight since retiring. Shamrock had not fought since December 2000.
April 25 UFC 42: Sudden Impact   Miami, Florida, US 6,700 35,000
June 6 UFC 43: Meltdown   Paradise, Nevada, US 9,800 49,000 UFC rule change, in the event of a stoppage fights restart in the position the fight was stopped.
June 8 Pride 26: Bad to the Bone Pride 26: Reborn   Yokohama, Japan
August 10 Pride Total Elimination 2003   Saitama, Japan 40,316 Quarterfinals to Pride GP 2003 middleweight tournament.
September 26 UFC 44: Undisputed   Las Vegas, Nevada, US 10,400 94,000
October 5 Pride Bushido 1   Saitama, Japan
October 10 Rumble on the Rock 4   Honolulu, Hawaii, US
November 9 Pride Final Conflict 2003   Tokyo, Japan 67,450 Present record holder for the highest attendance of a strictly MMA event.
Semifinals and final to Pride GP 2003 middleweight tournament.
Wanderlei Silva becomes the Pride 2003 middleweight Grand Prix champion.
November 21 UFC 45: Revolution   Uncasville, Connecticut, US 9,200 40,000
December 31 Pride Shockwave 2003   Saitama, Japan 39,716 Gary Goodridge announced he would retire from Pride FC at this event.
December 31 K-1 PREMIUM 2003 Dynamite!!   Nagoya, Japan 43,560 Event featured six K-1 MMA bouts and four K-1 kickboxing bouts.

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  1. ^ See AFL: Round 19, 2003 Archived 2013-10-19 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  3. ^ "FAQ: What are the Pan American Games?". Team Canada - Official Olympic Team Website. Retrieved 4 January 2022.