September 26, 2003 the premiere mixed martial arts event in the world at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for UFC 44: Undisputed. In the main event, Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz takes on Interim Light Heavy Champion Randy Couture for the Undisputed Light Heavyweight Championship. The co-main event is a battle of giants as 6'8", 265 pound UFC Champion defends his title against 6'10", 265 pound challenge Gan McGee. The undercard features such rising UFC stars as Rich Franklin, Andrei Arlovski, Hermes Franca, and Josh Thomson. A total of 9 fights.