UFC 31

UFC 31

UFC 31: Locked and Loaded
A poster or logo for UFC 31: Locked and Loaded.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date May 4, 2001
Venue Trump Taj Mahal
City Atlantic City, New Jersey
Event chronology
UFC 30: Battle on the Boardwalk UFC 31: Locked and Loaded UFC 32: Showdown in the Meadowlands

UFC 31: Locked and Loaded was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey on May 4, 2001. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later released on home video.

History

The card was co-headlined by a Heavyweight title bout between Randy Couture and Pedro Rizzo, and a Welterweight Title Bout between Pat Miletich and Carlos Newton. The card also featured the first appearance of former Lightweight and Welterweight champion BJ Penn, former Welterweight Champion Matt Serra, and Kevin Randleman's first fight at 205.

UFC 31 again saw reformed weight classes, adopting the current standard. Bantamweight was renamed Lightweight and raised from 150 to 155. Welterweights were now at 170, Middleweights at 185, and Light Heavyweights at 205.