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Big John McCarthy Fight-Worn, Signed Shirt UFC 19 Ultimate Young Guns
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UFC 19: Ultimate Young Guns was a MMA event held by the UFC on March 5, 1999 at the Casino Magic Bay St. Louis Bay – St. Louis, Mississippi.
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 in a rematch of their first fight in the finals of the 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.
This black shirt was worn by referee Big John McCarthy in the octagon for several of the match-ups in UFC 19. It come’s directly from Big John’s private collection.There’s no manufacturer tagging in the collar. The front chest features the event details – Ultimate Young Guns – with an Ultimate Fighting Alliance UFC (patch) and Body Alive logo embroidered in white. For authentication it was autographed on the front in silver paint pen by him with the inscription, “UFC 19 WORN – March 5, 1999.
Authentication: 100% Authentic Team Provenance Letter