The first Ultimate Fighting Championship ever


THE FIRST
ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

When was the first Ultimate Fighting Championship?

The first ever Ultimate Fighting Championship was held at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado, on November 12, 1993. It was later renamed UFC 1: The Beginning.

The event featured an eight man elimination tournament with no time limits or weight classes, it was winner take all and that was $50,000.

Quarterfinals:

  • Gerard Gordeau defeated Teila Tuli by TKO at 0:26

  • Kevin Rosier defeated  Zane Frazier 4:18.

  • Royce Gracie defeated  Art Jimmerson by submission at 2:18.

  • Ken Shamrock defeated  Patrick Smith with a heel hook at 1:51.


Semifinals:

  • Gerard Gordeau defeated  Kevin Rosier by TKO  at 1:03.

  • Royce Gracie defeated  Ken Shamrock with a choke hold at 0:57.

Finals:

  • Royce Gracie defeated  Gerard Gordeau with a rear naked choke at 1:45 to become the first ever UFC champion.


UFC 1: The Beginning


The first Ultimate Fighting Championship ever

The first Ultimate Fighting Championship ever

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