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1999 In Sports

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1999 In Sports

1999 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s
Years: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002


  • Alpine skiing 1
  • American football 2
  • Artistic gymnastics 3
  • Association football 4
  • Athletics 5
  • Australian rules football 6
  • Baseball 7
  • Basketball 8
  • Boxing 9
  • Canadian football 10
  • Cricket 11
  • Curling 12
  • Cycling 13
  • Dogsled racing 14
  • Field hockey 15
  • Figure skating 16
  • Gaelic Athletic Association 17
  • Golf 18
  • Handball 19
  • Harness racing 20
  • Horse racing 21
  • Ice hockey 22
  • Lacrosse 23
  • Mixed martial arts 24
  • Motor racing 25
  • Motorcycle racing 26
  • Radiosport 27
  • Rugby league 28
  • Rugby union 29
  • Snooker 30
  • Swimming 31
  • Taekwondo 32
  • Tennis 33
  • Volleyball 34
  • Water polo 35
  • Multi-sport event 36
  • Awards 37
  • References 38

Alpine skiing

American football

Artistic gymnastics

Association football


Australian rules football




Canadian football




Dogsled racing

Field hockey

  • Men's Champions Trophy: Australia
  • Women's Champions Trophy: Australia

Figure skating

Gaelic Athletic Association


Men's professional

Amateur – Graeme Storm

Women's professional


Harness racing

Horse racing


Flat races

Ice hockey


Mixed martial arts

The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events during 1999 in chronological order.

Date Event Alternate Name/s Location Attendance PPV Buyrate Notes
January 8 UFC 18: The Road to the Heavyweight Title N/A New Orleans, Louisiana, US N/A N/A This event featured the American debut of Bas Rutten. Who previously fought exclusively for Pancrase in Japan.
March 5 UFC 19: Ultimate Young Guns N/A Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, US N/A N/A Following the main event, Tito Ortiz insulted the Lion's Den team. This led to a long rivalry between Ortiz and Ken Shamrock.
April 29 Pride 5 N/A Nagoya, Japan N/A N/A First Pride FC event to be promoted by Dream Stage Entertainment, who took over Kakutougi Revolution Spirits.
May 7 UFC 20: Battle for the Gold N/A Birmingham, Alabama, US N/A N/A N/A
July 4 Pride 6 N/A Yokohama, Japan N/A N/A Event featured seven MMA bouts and one karate bout between Hiroki Kurosawa and Nobuaki Kakuda.
July 16 UFC 21: Return of the Champions N/A Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US N/A N/A UFC rule change, Introduction of five minute rounds. preliminary bouts consist of two rounds, non-title bouts consist of three rounds, and title bouts consist of five rounds. Introduction of 10-point must system.
September 12 Pride 7 N/A Yokohama, Japan 10,031 N/A N/A
September 24 UFC 22: Only One Can be Champion N/A Lake Charles, Louisiana, US N/A N/A Following this event, UFC parent company SEG stopped releasing events on home video until UFC 30 with new owners Zuffa.
November 19 UFC 23: Ultimate Japan 2 N/A Tokyo, Japan N/A N/A This event featured a four man "Japanese" tournament, held to crown the first ever UFC Japan Champion. The tournament was the first in the UFC since UFC 17, and the last ever tournament held by the UFC.
November 21 Pride 8 N/A Tokyo, Japan N/A N/A N/A

Motor racing

Motorcycle racing


Rugby league

Rugby union






  • Men's World League: Italy
  • Women's World Grand Prix: Russia
  • Men's European Championship: Italy
  • Women's European Championship: Russia

Water polo

  • Men's European Championship: Hungary
  • Men's World Cup: Hungary
  • Women's European Championship: Italy
  • Women's World Cup: Netherlands

Multi-sport events



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