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Big John McCarthy Fight-Worn, Signed Shirt UFC 26 Ultimate Field Of DreamsGo Back
Winning Bid: $151.25
Winning Bid: $151.25
Auction ends: April 14, 2018 11:55 PM
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UFC 26: Ultimate Field of Dreams was a MMA event held by the UFC on June 9, 2000 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The main card featured Welterweight Champion Pat Miletich defending his title against John Alessio, and Heavyweight Champion Kevin Randleman defending his title against Pedro Rizzo. The Heavyweight Championship bout was first scheduled to take place at UFC 24, but was rescheduled due to a backstage accident involving Kevin Randleman, who slipped and fell on the concrete floor, sustaining a concussion.
A bantamweight division was added at UFC 26 for fighters under 155 pounds; Jens Pulver defeated Joao Roque in the first ever UFC bantamweight bout. Lightweight was now 155-169.9 pounds, Middleweight 170-199.9 pounds, and Heavyweight 200+ pounds. This was the fourth event to feature now-regular referee, Mario Yamasaki in addition to “Big” John McCarthy.
UFC 26 featured the second appearance of Matt Hughes in the UFC, who would go on to dominate the welterweight division. The event also marked the second UFC appearance of British fighter Ian Freeman, whose preliminary bout was shown on the live pay per view broadcast.
This black shirt was worn by referee Big John McCarthy in the octagon for several of the match-ups in UFC 26. It come’s directly from Big John’s private collection. The manufacturer tagging in the collar shows it is Body Alive [XL]. The front chest features the event details – ULTIMATE FIELD OF DREAMS – UFC XXVI embroidered in white. The sleeve has a TapOut patch. For authentication it was autographed on the front in silver paint pen by him with the inscription, “UFC 26 WORN – June 9, 2000.
Authentication: 100% Authentic Team Provenance Letter