UFC 19: Ultimate Young Guns was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 5, 1999 at the Casino Magic in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The event was seen live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on home video.

UFC 19: Ultimate Young Guns
The poster for UFC 19: Ultimate Young Guns.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMarch 5, 1999
VenueCasino Magic Bay St. Louis
CityBay St. Louis, Mississippi
Event chronology
UFC 18: The Road To The Heavyweight Title UFC 19: Ultimate Young Guns UFC 20: Battle for the Gold


UFC 19 featured the first appearance of collegiate wrestler Kevin Randleman, as well as the first televised appearance of former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, who had fought at UFC 17 in an alternate untelevised bout. Future referee Dan Miragliotta makes his debut as UFC judge for the event.

In the main event, Guy Mezger fought Tito Ortiz. Ortiz won the fight by TKO. The bout was a rematch of their first fight in the finals of UFC 13, which Mezger won by submission. Ortiz was a late replacement for Vitor Belfort, who was scheduled to face Mezger but was forced to withdraw. The post-fight disrespect shown by Tito Ortiz to Guy Mezger and the Lion's Den led to the long-running rivalry between Ortiz and Lion's Den leader Ken Shamrock.

UFC 19 was part three of what the UFC called "The Road To The Heavyweight Title", a four-part tournament of sorts, held to determine the Heavyweight Champion after the title was vacated by Randy Couture. It was determined that the winner of Kevin Randleman vs. Maurice Smith would face Bas Rutten at UFC 20 for the Undisputed UFC Heavyweight Championship Title.


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Tito Ortiz def. Guy Mezger TKO (punches) 9:55
Heavyweight Gary Goodridge def. Andre Roberts TKO (submission to punches) 0:42
Middleweight Jeremy Horn def. Chuck Liddell Technical Submission (inverted arm-triangle choke) 12:00
Heavyweight Kevin Randleman def. Maurice Smith Decision (unanimous) 15:00
Middleweight Evan Tanner def. Valeri Ignatov TKO (punches and elbows) 2:57
Heavyweight Pete Williams def. Jason Godsey Submission (kneebar) 1:54
Middleweight Sione Latu def. Joey Roberts TKO (doctor stoppage) 10:01

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