UFC 19: Ultimate Young Guns
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 featured the first appearance of collegiate wrestler Kevin Randleman, as well as the first televised appearance of former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell, who had fought at UFC 17 in a preliminary untelevised bout. UFC 19 was also the event where the post-fight actions of Tito Ortiz led to his long-running rivalry with 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.