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Encyclopedia > Ultimate Fighting Championship
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Type Private
Founded 1993
Founder Art Davie, Rorion Gracie, Robert Meyrowitz[1]
Headquarters Flag of the United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Key people Dana White, President
Marc Ratner, VP Regulatory Affairs
Joe Silva, VP Talent Relations/Matchmaker
Industry Mixed martial arts promotion
Parent Zuffa, LLC
Website http://www.ufc.com/

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (later renamed UFC 1: The Beginning) was the first mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), occurring at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado on November 12, 1993. ... UFC logo mark File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... An entrepreneur (a loanword from French introduced and first defined by the Irish economist Richard Cantillon) is a person who operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. ... Art Davie Art Davie was a former Marine sergeant and business executive active in Southern California advertising agencies [1] during the last three decades of the twentieth century. ... Rorion Gracie is a martial artist and a prominent member of the Gracie family. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... White being presented with a plaque by the United States Marines Dana White (born 1969 in Manchester, Connecticut) is the current President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts organization based in the United States. ... For the band, see Big Brother and the Holding Company. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see hybrid martial arts. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


The UFC was started as a tournament to find the world's best fighters irrespective of their style, and was based upon Brazilian vale tudo fighting or No Holds Barred. Although there were a few limited number of rules at UFC 1, the UFC was initially known as no holds barred fighting, and contests were often violent and brutal. Early UFC fights were less sport than spectacle, which led to accusations of brutality and "human cock fighting" by opponents.[2] Political pressures eventually led the UFC into the underground, as pay-per-view providers nixed UFC programming, nearly extinguishing the UFC's public visibility. Vale-tudo (Portuguese for anything goes - vale - is allowed, tudo - everything) describes competitions in unarmed combat having minimal rules[1]. It is sometimes considered a combat sport. ... The Cock Fight by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1847) A cockfight is a contest, held in a cockpit between two fighting cocks (roosters) trained to severely injure and/or kill one another. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ...


As political pressure mounted, the UFC reformed itself, slowly embracing stricter rules, becoming sanctioned by state athletic commissions, and marketing itself as a legitimate sporting event. Dropping the no holds barred label and carrying the banner of mixed martial arts, the UFC has emerged from its political isolation to become more socially acceptable, regaining its position in pay-per-view television. The rules for most mixed martial arts competitions have evolved since the early days of vale tudo. ...


With a cable television deal and expansion into new markets within the United States, Canada and Europe, the UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on Spike TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The UFC plans to explore new markets to host events. A date in Canada has just completed. While other markets being considered include Mexico, Germany, and the state of New York.[3] This article is about the state. ...

Contents

History

Origins

The concept for a tournament to discover the world's best fighting style was the brainchild of Art Davie, a southern California-based advertising executive.[4] Davie met Rorion Gracie in 1991 while researching martial arts for a marketing client. Gracie operated a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in Torrance, California and the Gracie family had a long history of vale-tudo matches—a precursor of mixed martial arts—in Brazil. Davie became Gracie's student. A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a single sport or game. ... Art Davie Art Davie was a former Marine sergeant and business executive active in Southern California advertising agencies [1] during the last three decades of the twentieth century. ... Rorion Gracie is a martial artist and a prominent member of the Gracie family. ... Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit. ... Location of Torrance in the County of Los Angeles Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Government  - Mayor Frank Scotto Area  - Total 20. ... The Gracie family refers to the lineage of Brazilian businessman and politician Gastão Gracie. ... Vale-tudo (Portuguese for anything goes - vale - is allowed, tudo - everything) describes competitions in unarmed combat having minimal rules[1]. It is sometimes considered a combat sport. ...


In 1992, inspired by the Gracies in Action video series produced by the Gracies featuring various martial arts masters being defeated using Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Davie proposed an eight-man, single-elimination tournament with a working title of War of the Worlds to Rorion Gracie and John Milius. The tournament would feature martial artists from different disciplines facing each other in no holds barred combat to see which martial art was truly the best which replicated the excitement of the matches Davie saw on those videos.[5] Milius, a noted film director and screenwriter, as well as a Gracie student, agreed to be the event's creative director. Davie drafted the business plan and twenty-eight investors contributed the initial capital to start WOW Promotions with the intent to develop the tournament into a television franchise.[6] John Milius (born April 11, 1944 in St. ... WOW Promotions was founded by Art Davie and Rorion Gracie in 1993 to produce a martial arts tournament which became the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ...


In 1993, WOW Promotions sought a television partner and approached pay-per-view producers TVKO (HBO), SET (Showtime) and Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG). Both TVKO and SET declined, but SEG – a pioneer in pay-per-view television which had produced such off-beat events as a mixed-gender tennis match between Jimmy Connors and Martina Navratilova – became WOW's partner in May 1993.[7]SEG contacted video and film art director Jason Cusson to design the trademarked "Octagon™", a signature piece for the event. Cusson remained the Production Designer through UFC 27.[5] SEG devised the name for the show as The Ultimate Fighting Championship.[8] The two companies produced the first event at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado on November 12, 1993. Davie functioned as the show's booker and matchmaker.[9] The television broadcast featured two kickboxers, Patrick Smith and Kevin Rosier; a savate fighter, Gerard Gordeau; a karate expert, Zane Frazier; a shootfighter, Ken Shamrock; a sumo wrestler, Teila Tuli; a professional boxer, Art Jimmerson; and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Royce Gracie—Rorion's younger brother who was hand-picked by Rorion himself to represent his family. The show was an instant success, drawing 86,592 television subscribers on pay-per-view to witness Royce Gracie take the first UFC crown. In April 1995, following UFC 5 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Davie and Gracie sold their interest in the franchise to SEG and disbanded WOW Promotions. Davie continued with SEG as the show's booker and matchmaker, as well as the commissioner of Ultimate Fighting, until December 1997. For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... This article is about the pay TV channel. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... James Scott (Jimmy) Connors (born September 2, 1952 in East St. ... Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a former World No. ... The Ultimate Fighting Championship (later renamed UFC 1: The Beginning) was the first mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), occurring at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado on November 12, 1993. ... McNichols Sports Arena (AKA Big Mac) was an indoor arena in Denver, Colorado, USA, adjacent to Mile High Stadium. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Kicking to left side Kickboxing refers to sport-fighting using kicks and punches and sometimes throws and bows representing a certain martial art or can be practiced for general fitness, or as a full-contact sport. ... Savate (pronounced ), also known as boxe française, French boxing, French Kickboxing or French Footfighting, is a French martial art which uses both the hands and feet as weapons and combines elements of western boxing with graceful kicking techniques. ... Gerard Gordeau is a mixed martial arts fighter from Amsterdam, Holland who competed against Teila Tuli in the first ever televised UFC fight. ... For other uses, see Karate (disambiguation). ... ISFA logo Shootfighting was previously used synonymously with mixed martial arts competitions in Japan, as opposed to shoot-style professional wrestling competitions. ... Ken Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Teila Tuli Teila Tuli was an amateur sumo wrestler from Hawaii; one of a select group of Americans to compete in Japan, where he rose to the level of the makushita class. ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... Art Jimmerson was a boxer, based in St. ... Royce Gracie, pronounced Hoyce Gracie (born December 12, 1966) is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. ... UFC 5: The Return of the Beast was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 7, 1995, at the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Charlotte redirects here. ...


A core proposition for the show was to find an answer for sports fans: "Can a wrestler beat a boxer?"[10] As was the case with most martial arts at the time, fighters were typically skilled in just one discipline (e.g., boxing, judo, or jujutsu) and had little experience against opponents with different skills. Some competitors were also rumored to have inflated their credentials to legitimize their presence. Kimo Leopoldo, for example, was touted in UFC 3 as a "third degree black belt" in taekwondo. Kimo's fighting is best described as freestyle and he holds no such rank.[11] This article is about the martial art and sport. ... Jujutsu )  , literally meaning the art of softness, is a Japanese martial art consisting primarily of grappling techniques. ... Kimo Leopoldo (born January 4, 1964) is a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, often billed as simply Kimo, who was born in Munich, Germany and fights out of Hawaii, U.S.A. He made his MMA debut at UFC 3 in 1994, and continues to fight today. ... UFC 3: The American Dream was the thrid mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Taekwondo (태권도; IPA: ) is a Korean martial art and combat sport. ...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 180 lb. fighter Royce Gracie submits 250 lb. champion wrestler Dan Severn.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 180 lb. fighter Royce Gracie submits 250 lb. champion wrestler Dan Severn.[2]

With no weight classes, fighters often faced significantly larger or taller opponents. For example, Keith "The Giant Killer" Hackney faced Emmanuel Yarborough at UFC 3 with a 9 in (22 cm) height and 400 lb (180 kg) weight disadvantage.[12] Many martial artists believed that technique could overcome these size disadvantages, and that a skilled fighter could use an opponent's size and strength against him; with the 170 lb (77 kg/12 st) Royce Gracie winning three of the first four UFC events, the UFC quickly proved that size does not always determine outcome. Image File history File links Royce_Gracie_vs_Dan_Severn_UFC_4. ... Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit. ... Royce Gracie, pronounced Hoyce Gracie (born December 12, 1966) is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. ... Submissions are often done in grappling by tapping the opponent with the hand. ... Daniel The Beast Severn (born June 8, 1958 in Coldwater, Michigan) is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, notable for his success in the early years of Ultimate Fighting Championship tournaments. ... Keith Hackney was born in Roselle, Illinois in 1960. ... Emanuel Manny Yarbrough, born September 5, 1960, is an African-American Sumo wrestler and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitor, also having competed in judo, wrestling, and American football. ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kg redirects here. ... The stone is a unit of mass in the Imperial system of weights and measures used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and most Commonwealth countries. ... Royce Gracie, pronounced Hoyce Gracie (born December 12, 1966) is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. ...


Although "There are no rules!" was the tagline, this was not strictly true; the UFC operated with limited rules. There was no biting, no eye gouging, and techniques such as hair pulling, headbutting, groin strikes and fish hooking were frowned upon, but allowed. In fact, in a UFC 4 qualifying match, two competitors Jason Fairn and Guy Mezger agreed not to pull hair as they both wore pony tails tied back for the match. Additionally, that same event saw a matchup between Keith Hackney and Joe Son in which Hackney unleashed a series of groin shots against Joe Son while on the ground. UFC was similarly characterized, especially in the early days, as an extremely violent sport, as evidenced by a disclaimer in the beginning of the UFC 5 broadcast which warned audiences of the violent nature of the event. A brief appearance of a match in the 1995 film Virtuosity likely did little to change this perception. The top combatant can attack with headbutts while being held in the bottom combatants guard. ... A groin attack is an attempt to cause pain to the groin area of ones opponent, either through punching, kicking, grappling, squeezing or biting. ... Fish-hooking is the act of inserting fingers into the mouth, nostrils or other orifices of a person, with the intention of pulling and tearing the surrounding tissue. ... UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on December 16, 1994, at the Expo Center Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... Guy Mezger (January 1, 1968 in Houston, Texas) is an American martial artist who competed in professional combat sports ranging from full-contact karate, kickboxing, and boxing, but is most recognized as a mixed martial arts fighter (retired from competition 01-25-05). ... UFC 5: The Return of the Beast was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 7, 1995, at the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Virtuosity is a 1995 science fiction movie directed by Brett Leonard. ...


Controversy and reform

The big UFC became a hit on pay-per-view and home video almost immediately due to its originality, realism, and wide press coverage, although not all of it favorable. The nature of the burgeoning sport quickly drew the attention of the authorities and UFC events were banned in a number of American states. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), was sent a tape of the first UFC events and immediately found it abhorrent. McCain himself led a campaign to ban Ultimate Fighting, calling it "human cockfighting", and sending letters to the governors of all fifty U.S. states asking them to ban the event.[2] As a result, the UFC was dropped from the major cable pay-per-view distributor Viewer's Choice, and individual cable carriers such as TCI Cable. Thirty-six states enacted laws that banned "no-holds-barred" fighting, including New York, which enacted the ban on the eve of UFC 12, forcing an overnight relocation of the event to Dothan, Alabama.[13] The UFC continued to air on DirecTV PPV, though its audience was minuscule compared to the larger cable pay-per-view platforms of the era. McCain redirects here. ... GOP redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ... Tele-Communications Inc. ... This article is about the state. ... UFC 12: Judgement Day was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on February 7th, 1997 at the Dothan Civic Center in Dothan, Alabama. ... Dothan is a city located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that was founded in 1994. ...


Controversial issues collided with the Ultimate Fighting Championship's ideologies, with some saying the sport "was all about blood and guts...."[14]. Today, Ultimate Fighting is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet and a fighter's success is a collaboration of technique, mentality and physique. Quite often, young people who show interest and talent in the physicality of the sport at an early age are seen as "born fighters"[15], with a view that they will eventually become champions. However this view of instant success is debatable as research shows champions need to express mental skills that cannot be taught through physical activity, skills that are mainly learnt through PST (psychological skills training) and experience[16]. While there are constant debates about the UFC, several countries banning the sport due to its dangerous reputation, it still continues to grow in popularity throughout the world.


In response to the criticism, the UFC increased its cooperation with state athletic commissions and redesigned its rules to remove the less palatable elements of fights while retaining the core elements of striking and grappling. Weight classes were introduced at UFC 12; gloves became mandatory and kicks to a downed opponent, hair pulling, and groin strikes were banned at UFC 14. UFC 15 saw more limitations on permissible striking areas: strikes to the back of the neck and head, and small joint manipulations were banned. With five-minute rounds introduced at UFC 21, the UFC gradually re-branded itself as a sport rather than a spectacle. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Grapple. ... UFC 12: Judgement Day was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on February 7th, 1997 at the Dothan Civic Center in Dothan, Alabama. ... UFC 14: Showdown was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on July 27, 1997 in Birmingham Alabama. ... UFC 15: Collision Course was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 17, 1997, in Bay St. ... UFC 21: Return of the Champions was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on July 16, 1999 at the Five Seasons Events Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ...


As the UFC continued to work with state athletic commissions, events were held in smaller U.S. markets, including Iowa, Mississippi, Louisiana, Wyoming and Alabama. SEG could not secure home video releases for UFC 23 through UFC 29 in a period known by some fans as the "dark days" of the UFC. With other mixed martial arts promotions working towards U.S. sanctioning, the International Fighting Championships secured the first U.S. sanctioned mixed martial arts event, which occurred in New Jersey on September 30, 2000. Just two months later, the UFC held its first sanctioned event, UFC 28, under the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board's "Unified Rules".[17] McCain's opinions have now been revised and he is quoted as saying: "The sport has grown up. The rules have been adopted to give its athletes better protections and to ensure fairer competition."[18] This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... UFC 23: Ultimate Japan 2 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 19, 1999 at Tokyo Bay NK Hall in Tokyo, Japan. ... UFC 29: Defense of the Belts was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on December 16, 2000 at Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan. ... International Fighting Championships is an American mixed martial arts organization, based in Tuolumne City, California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... UFC 28: High Stakes was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 17, 2000 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. ...


Zuffa purchase

After the long battle to get sanctioned SEG was on the brink of bankruptcy when they were approached by Station Casinos executives Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, and boxing promoter Dana White in 2001, with an offer to purchase the UFC. A month later, in January 2001, the Fertittas bought the UFC for $2 million and created Zuffa, LLC as the parent entity controlling the UFC.[19] With ties to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (Lorenzo Fertitta was a former member of the NSAC), Zuffa secured sanctioning in Nevada in 2001.[20] Shortly thereafter, at UFC 33, the UFC returned to pay-per-view cable television. Station Casinos Inc. ... White being presented with a plaque by the United States Marines Dana White (born 1969 in Manchester, Connecticut) is the current President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts organization based in the United States. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) regulates all contests and exhibitions of unarmed combat within the state of Nevada, including licensure and supervision of promoters, boxers, professional wrestlers, kickboxers, mixed martial arts fighters, seconds, ring officials, managers, and matchmakers. ... UFC 33: Victory in Vegas was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 28, 2001. ...


The UFC steadily, but slowly, rose in popularity after the Zuffa purchase, due partly to effective advertising, corporate sponsorship, the return to cable pay-per-view, and subsequent home video and DVD releases. With larger live gates at casino venues like the Trump Taj Mahal and the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and pay-per-view buys beginning to return to levels enjoyed by the UFC prior to the political backlash in 1997, the UFC secured its first television deal with Fox Sports Net, with The Best Damn Sports Show Period airing the first mixed martial arts match on American cable television in June 2002 with UFC 37.5. Later, FSN would air highlight shows from the UFC, showcasing one hour blocks of the UFC's greatest bouts. At UFC 40, pay-per-view buys hit 150,000 for a card headlined by a grudge match between Tito Ortiz and Ken Shamrock. Shamrock was an original headliner from the UFC's early days who had since defected to WWE-brand professional wrestling. It was the first time the UFC hit such a high mark since being forced "underground" in 1997.[21] Despite the success, the UFC was still experiencing financial deficits, and by 2004, Zuffa had $34 million of losses since the purchase.[22] DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... MGM Grand Garden Arena is located in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is patterned after New Yorks Madison Square Garden. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... The Best Damn Sports Show Period is a sports talk show on Fox Sports Net. ... UFC 37. ... UFC 40: Vendetta was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 22, 2002, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Jacob Christopher Tito Ortiz aka The Huntington Beach Bad Boy (born January 23, 1975) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter from Huntington Beach, California. ... Ken Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Mainstream emergence

The rise of the number of spectators, fans and athletes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship can be linked to the power of the media[23]. The international growth of the sport is often compared to the international growth of similar sports, such as boxing. ‘The UFC is bigger than boxing in some ways but the UFC will eventually take over boxing’[24]. An example of this emergence is the increasing number of viewers the sport is getting with it's television coverage, In ‘2006, an MMA event broke the record of the pay per view industries all time single year revenue, surpassing WWE and Boxing'[25].


After being featured in a reality television series, American Casino, and seeing how well the series worked as a promotion vehicle, the Fertitta brothers decided that the UFC should have its own reality series. Their idea, The Ultimate Fighter – a reality television show not unlike Survivor, but featuring up-and-coming MMA fighters in competition, with fighters eliminated from competition via exhibition mixed martial arts matches – was pitched to several networks, each one rejecting the idea outright. Not until they approached Spike TV, with an offer to pay the $10 million production costs themselves, did they find an outlet.[22] In January 2005, Spike TV launched the series in the timeslot following WWE Raw, and the show became an instant success. A second season of The Ultimate Fighter launched in August 2005, and two more seasons appeared in 2006. Spike TV and the UFC announced plans for additional seasons airing in 2007 and 2008.[26] // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... American Casino is a current American reality television series. ... The Ultimate Fighter is a reality television series and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, originating from United States, and produced by Spike TV and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). ... This article is about general format of the international television show. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ...

Comedian Joe Rogan broadcasting as color commentator at UFC Fight Night™ 7
Comedian Joe Rogan broadcasting as color commentator at UFC Fight Night™ 7

Following the success of The Ultimate Fighter, Spike TV also picked up UFC Unleashed™, an hour-long weekly show featuring select fights from previous events. Spike TV also signed on to broadcast live UFC Fight Night™, a series of fight events debuting in August 2005; Countdown specials to promote upcoming UFC pay-per-view cards, and several other series and specials featuring and promoting the UFC and its fighters. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (502x793, 612 KB) Picture of Joe Rogan during the UFC Ultimate Fight Night 7 broadcast. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (502x793, 612 KB) Picture of Joe Rogan during the UFC Ultimate Fight Night 7 broadcast. ... Joe Rogan performing at a comedy club after UFC 70. ... A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... Not to be confused with Ortiz vs. ...


With increased visibility, UFC's pay-per-view buy numbers exploded. UFC 52, the first event after the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, drew a pay-per-view audience of 280,000, nearly double its previous benchmark of 150,000 set at UFC 40. Following the second season of The Ultimate Fighter, the UFC's much-hyped rubber match between Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell drew an estimated 410,000 pay-per-view buys at UFC 57. For the rest of 2006, pay-per-view buy rates continued to skyrocket with 620,000 buys for UFC 60, 775,000 buys for UFC 61 which featured the second fight between Ken Shamrock and Tito Ortiz, the coaches of The Ultimate Fighter 3. UFC 66, featuring Tito Ortiz facing Chuck Liddell in their highly anticipated rematch, garnered 1,050,000 buy rates, the current PPV buy rate record for the UFC and MMA in general. The UFC broke the pay-per-view industry's all-time records for a single year of business, generating over $222,766,000 in revenue during 2006, surpassing WWE and boxing. UFC 52: Couture vs. ... In boxing, mixed martial arts, and other combat sports, a rubber match is the third fight between two fighters after the first two matches have been split. ... Randy Duane Couture (born June 22, 1963) is a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Greco-Roman wrestler, and folkstyle wrestler. ... Charles David Chuck Liddell (born December 17, 1969), also known as The Iceman is an American mixed martial artist who fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... UFC 60: Hughes vs. ... UFC 61: Bitter Rivals was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday, July 8, 2006. ... Ken Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Jacob Christopher Tito Ortiz aka The Huntington Beach Bad Boy (born January 23, 1975) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter from Huntington Beach, California. ... The Ultimate Fighter 3 was the third season of the mixed martial arts reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. ... UFC 66: Liddell vs. ... Jacob Christopher Tito Ortiz aka The Huntington Beach Bad Boy (born January 23, 1975) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter from Huntington Beach, California. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


The UFC's mainstream emergence has also been noted by many popular online sportsbooks. BodogLife.com, a popular online gambling site, stated in July of 2007, that 2007 would be the first year that the UFC will surpass boxing in terms of betting revenues.[27]


In March 2006, the UFC announced its hiring of Marc Ratner, former Executive Director of the Nevada Athletic Commission, as Vice President. Ratner, once an ally of Senator McCain's campaign against mixed martial arts, was credited as one person responsible for the emergence of sanctioned mixed martial arts in the United States. Ratner is expected to help raise the UFC's media profile and help legalize mixed martial arts in jurisdictions inside and outside the United States that do not sanction mixed martial arts bouts. The Nevada Athletic Commission is made up of five part-time members, each of whom is appointed by the Governor for a three year term. ... McCain redirects here. ...


The UFC continues its rapid rise from being "an almost unknown mma show" (often mistakenly called an organization or promotion) in 2005, to gracing the covers of Sports Illustrated and ESPN The Magazine in May 2007.[28] UFC programming is now shown in 36 countries worldwide,[29] and the UFC plans to continue expanding internationally, running shows regularly in Canada and the United Kingdom, with an office established in the UK aimed to expand the European UFC audience.[30] The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


On March 27, 2007 The UFC and PRIDE Fighting Championships announced an agreement in which the majority owners of the UFC, Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, would purchase the PRIDE brand.[31][32] Initial intentions were for both organizations to be separately run but aligned together and there were plans to co-promote supercards featuring champions and top contenders from both organizations. But recent comments by Dana White indicate that the Pride brand will likely be folded and many former Pride fighters are already being realigned under the UFC brand.[33] According to MMA weekly's website, on Dec 12th 2007 Zuffa will complete the transaction of buying WEC™ World Extreme Cagefighting. is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... PRIDE Fighting Championships (PRIDE or PRIDE FC for short) was a mixed martial arts organization based in Japan. ...


In 2008, the UFC continue to expand to the mainstream by announcing two major exclusive sponsorship deals with Harley-Davidson [34] and Anheuser-Busch [35] , making Bud Light the official and exclusive beer sponsor of the UFC. 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Logo on a 2003 Harley Davidson The Harley-Davidson Motor Company (NYSE: HDI) is a manufacturer of motorcycles based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. ... Anheuser_Busch (NYSE: BUD), the worlds third largest brewing company in volume after InBev and SABMiller, is based in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. The company brews 35 different beers and malt liquors. ...


Rules

The current rules for the Ultimate Fighting Championship were originally established by the New Jersey Athletic Control Board.[36] The "Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts" that New Jersey established has been adopted in other states that regulate mixed martial arts, including Nevada, Louisiana, and California. These rules are also used by many other promotions within the United States, becoming mandatory for those states that have adopted the rules, and so have become the standard de facto set of rules for professional mixed martial arts across the country. The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board (SACB) regulates all contests and exhibitions of unarmed combat within the state of New Jersey, including licensure and supervision of promoters, boxers, kickboxers, mixed martial arts fighters, seconds, ring officials, managers, and matchmakers. ... The rules for most mixed martial arts competitions have evolved since the early days of vale tudo. ...


Rounds

Every round in UFC competition is five minutes in duration. Title matches have five five minute rounds, and non-title matches have three five minute rounds. There is a one minute rest period between rounds. In the T.U.F. series, the matches are five minutes and two rounds.


Weight divisions

See also: Mixed martial arts weight classes

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In addition, there are four other weight classes specified in the Unified Rules which the UFC does not currently utilize: Flyweight (under 125 lb, 57 kg), Bantamweight (126 to 135 lb, 61 kg), Featherweight (136 to 145 lb, 66 kg), and Super Heavyweight ( above 265 lb, 120 kg). The Bantamweight and Featherweight classes are used in another promotion owned by Zuffa, LLC, World Extreme Cagefighting. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with lightweight. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with welterweight. ... The middleweight division in mixed martial arts can refer to a number of different weight classes: UFCs middleweight division, which groups competitors within 171 to 185 lb (78 to 84 kg) PRIDE FCs middleweight division, which limits competitors to 205 lb (93 kg) K-1 HEROs middleweight... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with light heavyweight. ... The heavyweight division in mixed martial arts generally groups fighters between minimum of 206 and maximum 265 lb (93 and 120 kg). ... The flyweight division in mixed martial arts generally groups competitors below 125 lbs (57 kg). ... The bantamweight division in mixed martial arts generally groups competitors within 126 to 135 lbs (57 to 61 kg). ... The featherweight division in mixed martial arts generally groups competitors within 135 to 145 lbs (61 to 66 kg). ... The super heavyweight division in mixed martial arts generally refers to competitors weighing above 265 lbs (120 kg). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... World Extreme Cagefighting is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. ...


Cage

The Octagon
The Octagon

The UFC stages bouts in an octagonal caged enclosure, "The Octagon.". Originally, SEG trademarked The Octagon and prevented other mixed martial arts promotions from using the same type of cage, but in 2001, Zuffa gave its permission for other promotions to use octagonal cages (while reserving use of the name "Octagon"), reasoning that the young sport needed uniformity to continue to win official sanctioning.[37] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2000x3008, 1373 KB) Picture of The Octagon, the cage UFC fights take place in. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2000x3008, 1373 KB) Picture of The Octagon, the cage UFC fights take place in. ...


The cage is an eight-sided structure with walls of metal chain-link fence coated with black vinyl and a diameter of 32 ft (9.75 m), allowing 30 ft (9 m) of space from point to point. The fence is 6 ft (1.83 m) high. The cage sits atop a platform, raising it 4 ft (1.2 m) from the ground. It has foam padding around the top of the fence and between each of the eight sections. It also has two entry-exit gates opposite each other.[38]


The mat, painted with sponsorship logos and art, is replaced for each event.


Attire

All competitors must fight in approved shorts, without shoes or any other sort of foot padding. Shirts, gis or long pants (including gi pants) are not allowed. Fighters must use approved light gloves, that include at least 1" of padding around the knuckles, (110 to 170 g / 4 to 6 ounces) that allow fingers to grab. These gloves enable fighters to punch with less risk of an injured or broken hand, while retaining the ability to grab and grapple. Keikogi (稽古着 or 稽古衣) is a Japanese word which means uniform for training (keiko means practice, gi means dress or clothes), another posibility is to use the word Dogi which means the uniform you wear on the path that you have been chosen, if you put the name of the sport itself...


Originally the attire for UFC was very open if controlled at all. Many fighters still chose to wear tight-fitting shorts or boxing-type trunks, while others wore long pants or tight wrestling suits. Multi-time tournament champion Royce Gracie wore a jiujitsu gi in all his early appearances in UFC. Royce Gracie, pronounced Hoyce Gracie (born December 12, 1966) is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. ...


Match outcome

Matches usually end via:

  • Towel When the corner of a combatant throws the towel into the ring signifying the end of the fight.
  • Submission: a fighter taps on the mat or his opponent three times (or more) or verbally submits.
  • Knockout: a fighter falls from a legal blow and is either unconscious or unable to immediately continue.
  • Technical Knockout: stoppage of the fight by the referee if the referee determines a fighter cannot "intelligently defend" himself; if warnings to the fighter to improve his position or defense go unanswered (generally, two warnings are given, about 5 seconds apart); or by ringside doctor due to injury.
  • Judges' Decision: Depending on scoring, a match may end as:
    • unanimous decision (all three judges score a win for one fighter),
    • split decision (two judges score a win for one fighter with the third for the other),
    • majority decision (two judges score a win for one fighter with one for a draw),
    • unanimous draw (all three judges score a draw),
    • majority draw (two judges score a draw).
    • split draw (the total points for each fighter is equal)

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Judging criteria

The ten-point must system is in effect for all UFC fights; three judges score each round and the winner of each receives ten points, the loser nine points or less. If the round is even, both fighters receive ten points. In New Jersey, the fewest points a fighter can receive is 7, and in other states by custom no fighter receives less than 8. The 10-point must system is a method of scoring a fighting match (e. ...


Fouls

The Nevada State Athletic Commission currently lists the following as fouls:[39]

  1. Butting with the head.
  2. Eye gouging of any kind.
  3. Biting.
  4. Hair pulling.
  5. Fish hooking.
  6. Groin attacks of any kind.
  7. Putting a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration on an opponent. (see Gouging)
  8. Small joint manipulation.
  9. Striking to the spine or the back of the head. (see Rabbit punch)
  10. Striking downward using the point of the elbow. (see Elbow (strike))
  11. Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea.
  12. Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh.
  13. Grabbing the clavicle.
  14. Kicking the head of a grounded opponent.
  15. Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent.
  16. Stomping a grounded opponent.
  17. Kicking to the kidney with the heel.
  18. Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck. (see piledriver)
  19. Throwing an opponent out of the ring or fenced area.
  20. Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent.
  21. Spitting at an opponent.
  22. Engaging in unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent.
  23. Holding the ropes or the fence.
  24. Using abusive language in the ring or fenced area.
  25. Attacking an opponent on or during the break.
  26. Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee.
  27. Attacking an opponent after the bell (horn) has sounded the end of a round.
  28. Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee.
  29. Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury.
  30. Interference by the corner.
  31. Throwing in the towel during competition.

When a foul is charged, the referee in their discretion may deduct one or more points as a penalty. If a foul incapacitates a fighter, then the match may end in a disqualification if the foul was intentional, or a no contest if unintentional. If a foul causes a fighter to be unable to continue later in the bout, it ends with a technical decision win to the injured fighter if the injured fighter is ahead on points, otherwise it is a technical draw.[40] The top combatant can attack with headbutts while being held in the bottom combatants guard. ... Eye-gouging using the thumb Eye-gouging is the act of pressing or tearing the eye using the fingers, other bodyparts, or instruments. ... Fish-hooking is the act of inserting fingers into the mouth, nostrils or other orifices of a person, with the intention of pulling and tearing the surrounding tissue. ... A groin attack is an attempt to cause pain to the groin area of ones opponent, either through punching, kicking, grappling, squeezing or biting. ... Gouge refers to one of several types of cutting tools, in addition to its meaning as a verb (the action of cutting or scooping with or as with a gouge) and its slang meaning (to cheat, defraud, swindle or extort) and, rarely, as a noun meaning a swindler (gouger). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A rabbit punch is a punch to the back of the head. ... A sideways Winiki elbow strike. ... Collarbone and collar bone redirect here. ... A soccer kick. ... A knee (technically referred to as a knee strike) is a martial arts and combatives term for a strike with the knee. ... A stomp (also referred to as a stamp) is a martial arts and combatives term for a downwards strike with the heel of the foot. ... For other uses, see Kick (disambiguation). ... A piledriver is a professional wrestling driver move in which the wrestler grabs his opponent, turns him upside-down, and drops into a sitting or kneeling position, driving the opponents head into the mat. ... Sacrifice throws are considered risky since they put the thrower in a disadvantagous position. ...


Match conduct

  • After a verbal warning the referee can stop the fighters and stand them up if they reach a stalemate on the ground (where neither are in a dominant position or working towards one). This rule is codified in Nevada as the stand-up rule.
  • If the referee pauses the match, it is resumed with the fighters in their prior positions.
  • Grabbing the cage brings a verbal warning, followed by an attempt by the referee to release the grab by pulling on the grabbing hand. If that attempt fails or if the fighter continues to hold the cage, the referee may charge a foul.
  • Early UFC events disregarded verbal sparring / "trash-talking" during matches. Under unified rules, antics are permitted before events to add to excitement and allow fighters to express themselves, but abusive language during combat is prohibited.

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Evolution of the UFC rules

  • UFC 1 - Although the advertising said there are no rules, there were in fact some rules: no biting, no eye-gouging, and rounds were to last five minutes, although no match in the first tournament lasted that long. Fights ended only in the event of a knockout, a submission, usually signalled by tapping the hand three times on the mat or opponent, or by the corner throwing in the towel. Despite this, the first match in UFC 1 was won by referee stoppage, even though it was not officially recognized as such at the time. Another thing to point out was that on the broadcast the rules stated that groin strikes were banned and that rule was seemingly upheld as no one did any groin strikes.
  • UFC 2 - Time limits were dropped. Groin strikes were unbanned. Modifications to the cage were added (higher fences and less floor padding.)
  • UFC 3 - The referee was officially given the authority to stop a fight in case of a fighter being unable to defend himself. A fighter could not kick if he was wearing shoes. This rule would be discarded in later competitions.
  • UFC 4 - After tournament alternate Steve Jennum won UFC 3 by winning only one bout, alternates (replacements) were required to win a pre-tournament bout to qualify for the role of an alternate.
  • UFC 5 - The organizers introduced a 30-minute time limit. UFC 5 also saw the first Superfight, a one-off bout between two competitors selected by the organizers with the winner being crowned 'Superfight champion' and having the duty of defending his title at the next UFC.
  • UFC 6 - The referee was given the authority to restart the fight. If two fighters were entangled in a position where there was a lack of action, the referee could stop the fight and restart the competitors on their feet, in their own corner. In UFC 6 they officially adopted the 5 minute extension to the 30 minute rule which had been used in UFC 5.
  • UFC 8 - Time limit changed to 10 minutes in the first two rounds of the tournament, 15 minutes in the tournament final and Superfight. Fights could now be decided by a judges decision if the fight reached the end of the time limit. The panel was made up of three judges who simply raised a card with the name of the fighter they considered to be the winner. In this fashion, a draw was not possible since the only two possible outcomes of a decision were 3 to 0 or 2 to 1 in favor of the winner.
  • UFC 9 - Closed fisted strikes were not allowed. The commentators were not aware of this last minute rule that was made to prevent the cancellation of the event due to local political pressures. Referee "Big John" McCarthy made repeated warnings to the fighters to "open the hand" when this rule was violated. However, not one fighter was reprimanded.
  • Ultimate Ultimate 1996 This event was the first to introduce the "no grabbing of the fence" rule.
  • UFC 12 - The main tournament was split into a heavyweight and lightweight division; and the eight-man tournament was abandoned. Fighters now needed to win only two fights to win the competition. The Heavyweight Champion title (and title bouts) was introduced, replacing the Superfight title (albeit matches were still for a time branded as "Superfights").
  • UFC 14 - The wearing of padded gloves, weighing 110 to 170 g (4 to 6 ounces), becomes mandatory. Gloves were to be approved by the UFC.
  • UFC 15 - Limits on permissible striking areas were introduced. Headbutts, groin strikes, strikes to the back of the neck and head, kicks to a downed opponent, small joint manipulation, and hair-pulling became illegal.
  • UFC 21 - Five minute rounds were introduced, with preliminary bouts consisting of two rounds, regular non-title bouts at three rounds, and title bouts at 5 five minute rounds. The "ten point must system" was introduced for scoring fights (identical to the system widely used in boxing).
  • UFC 28 - The New Jersey Athletic Control Board sanctions its first UFC event, using the newly developed Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. Major changes to the UFC's rules included barring knee strikes to the head of a downed opponent, and elbow strikes to the spine and neck. Limits on permissible ring attire, stringent medical requirements, and regulatory oversight were also introduced. A new weight class system was also introduced.[41] This new set of rules is currently the de facto standard for MMA events held in the USA and is still in use by the UFC.
  • UFC 31 Weight classes are re-aligned to the current standard. Bantamweight moves from 150 to 155 and becomes known as Lightweight. Lightweight becomes known as Welterweight, Middleweight becomes Light Heavyweight, and a new Middleweight class is introduced at 185.
  • UFC 41 Lightweight division is disbanded after events fails to crown a lightweight champion.
  • UFC 58 The Lightweight division returns as a fightable division.[42]

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The Ultimate Fighter

Fights that occur on The Ultimate Fighter are technically classified as exhibition matches under NSAC sanctioning, and thus do not count toward the professional record of a fighter. Match outcomes also do not need to be immediately posted publicly, which allows for fight results to be unveiled as the series progresses. The Ultimate Fighter is a reality television series and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, originating from United States, and produced by Spike TV and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). ...


These exhibition matches variably have two or three rounds, depending on the rules used for each season. In most seasons, preliminary matches (before the semi-final bouts) were two rounds; in season two, all matches had three rounds. For two-round matches, if there is a draw after two rounds, an extra five-minute round ("sudden victory") is contested. If the extra round concludes without a stoppage, the judges' decision will be based on that final round. All matches past the first round use three rounds as per standard UFC bouts. During the finales for each series, the division finals have the standard three rounds, plus a fourth round if the judges score a tie.


Current champions

Main article: List of UFC champions
Division Upper weight limit Champion Since Title Defenses
Heavyweight 265 lb (120 kg/18.9 st) Flag of the United States Randy Couture March 3, 2007 (UFC 68) 1
Flag of Brazil Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (interim) February 2, 2008 (UFC 81) 0
Light Heavyweight 205 lb (93 kg/14.6 st) Flag of the United States Quinton Jackson May 26, 2007 (UFC 71) 1
Middleweight 185 lb (84 kg/13.2 st) Flag of Brazil Anderson Silva October 14, 2006 (UFC 64) 3
Welterweight 170 lb (77 kg/12 st) Flag of Canada Georges St. Pierre April 19, 2008 (UFC 83) 0
Lightweight 155 lb (70 kg/11.1 st) Flag of the United States B.J. Penn January 19, 2008 (UFC 80) 0

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Notable UFC fighters

UFC Hall of Fame inductees

(in the order inducted)

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Accomplished UFC Fighters

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Heavyweights 206 to 265 lb (120 kg)

  • Flag of the United States Mark Coleman (UFC 10, UFC 11 Open Weight Tournament Champion, first UFC Heavyweight Champion & 2000 PRIDE Openweight Grand Prix Championship)
  • Flag of Brazil Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Current Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion & First PRIDE FC Heavyweight Champion)
  • Flag of the United States Randy Couture (UFC 13 Heavyweight Tournament Champion, Current 3 time UFC Heavyweight Champion & former 2-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)
  • Flag of the United States Tim Sylvia (Former 2 time UFC Heavyweight Champion)
  • Flag of Belarus Andrei Arlovski (Former UFC Heavyweight Champion)
  • Flag of Croatia Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović (Former PRIDE FC Openweight GP 2006 Champion)
  • Flag of the United States Frank Mir (Former UFC Heavyweight Champion)
  • Flag of the United States Josh Barnett (Former UFC Heavyweight Champion & Pancrase Open-weight champion )
  • Flag of the United States Kevin Randleman (Former UFC Heavyweight Champion)
  • Flag of Brazil Pedro Rizzo (UFC Ultimate Brazil Heavyweight Superfight Champion)
  • Flag of the United States Ricco Rodriguez (Former UFC Heavyweight Champion & IFL 2007 World Team Championship)
  • Flag of the Netherlands Bas Rutten (Former UFC Heavyweight Champion & King of Pancrase Champion)
  • Flag of the United States Ken Shamrock (Former 2 time UFC Superfight Champion & King of Pancrase Champion)
  • Flag of the United States Dan Severn (UFC 5 & Ultimate Ultimate #1 1995 Open Weight Tournament Champion, former Open Weight Superfight Champion & Gladiator Challenge Superfight Champion)
  • Flag of Russia Oleg Taktarov (UFC 6 Open Weight Tournament Champion)
  • Flag of Brazil Marco Ruas (UFC 7 Open Weight Tournament Champion)
  • Flag of the United States Don Frye (UFC 8 & Ultimate Ultimate #2 1996 Open Weight Tournament Champion)
  • Flag of the United States Maurice Smith (Former UFC Heavyweight Champion)
  • Flag of the United States Mark Kerr (UFC 14 and 15 Heavyweight Tournament Champion)
  • Flag of the United States Steve Jennum (UFC 3 Open Weight Tournament Champion)

Light Heavyweights 186 to 205 lb (93 kg) Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Antonio Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira (June 2, 1976 in Vitoria da Conquista, Brazil) is a Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, known for his technical mastery of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and his submission victories. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Randy Duane Couture (born June 22, 1963) is a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Greco-Roman wrestler, and folkstyle wrestler. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Timothy Deane Sylvia (born March 5, 1976) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... Andrei The Pitbull Arlovski (Belarusian language: Андрэй Арлоўскі,born February 4, 1979 in Minsk, Belarus) is a Belarusian mixed martial arts fighter and a former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Francisco Santos Mir III (born May 24, 1979 in Las Vegas, Nevada), popularly known as Frank Mir, is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Joshua L. Josh Barnett (born November 10, 1977, in Seattle, Washington) is an American heavyweight mixed martial arts fighter and a professional wrestler. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Kevin The Monster Randleman (born August 10, 1971 in Sandusky, Ohio) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Pedro Augusto The Rock Rizzo (born May 3, 1974) is a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter and professional kickboxer. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ricco Suave Rodriguez (born August 19, 1977) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Sebastiaan Bas Rutten (born February 24, 1965) is a Dutch mixed martial arts fighter and color commentator. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ken Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Daniel The Beast Severn (born June 8, 1958 in Coldwater, Michigan) is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, notable for his success in the early years of Ultimate Fighting Championship tournaments. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Oleg Taktarov (June 25, 1968) is a Russian martial artist. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Marco Ruas is a former professional martial arts fighter and instructor. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Don Frye (born November 23, 1965) is a professional mixed martial arts fighter, actor, and professional wrestler. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Name Maurice Smith Nick Name Mo Record 11 - 9 - 0 (Win - Loss - Draw) Association The Alliance Height 62 (188cm) Weight 220lbs (100kg) Style Kickboxing Birth Date 12/13/61 City Seattle State Washington Country USA ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the mixed martial artist and wrestler. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Steve Jennum is a retired American mixed martial arts fighter. ...

  • Flag of the United States Frank Shamrock (First UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, King of Pancrase Champion, WEC Light Heavyweight Champion & former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion)
  • Flag of the United States Quinton Jackson (Current Unified UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)
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  • Flag of the United States Rashad Evans (The Ultimate Fighter 2 heavyweight winner)
  • Flag of the United States Forrest Griffin (The Ultimate Fighter 1 light heavyweight winner)
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  • Flag of Brazil Wanderlei Silva (PRIDE FC Middleweight GP 2003 Champion & Former PRIDE FC Middleweight Championship from 2001-2007)
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Middleweights 171 to 185 lb (84 kg) Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Frank Shamrock (born Frank Alisio Juarez III on December 8, 1972 in Santa Monica, California) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Quinton Ramone Rampage Jackson (born June 20, 1978) is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter who rose to prominence with his fights in Japans PRIDE Fighting Championships. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Charles David Chuck Liddell (born December 17, 1969), also known as The Iceman is an American mixed martial artist who fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Randy Duane Couture (born June 22, 1963) is a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Greco-Roman wrestler, and folkstyle wrestler. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jacob Christopher Tito Ortiz aka The Huntington Beach Bad Boy (born January 23, 1975) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter from Huntington Beach, California. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Vitor Vieira Belfort (born April 1, 1978 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, who has fought both in Japan and the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Rashad Anton Evans (born September 25, 1979 in Niagara Falls, New York) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ... The Ultimate Fighter 2 was the second season of the mixed martial arts reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Forrest Griffin (born July 1, 1979 in Columbus, Ohio) is the first-season winner of Spike TVs The Ultimate Fighter, a reality show which showcases mixed martial arts. ... The debut season of The Ultimate Fighter (later designated The Ultimate Fighter 1) premiered on January 18, 2005. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Mauricio Milani Shogun Rua (born November 25, 1981[3] in Curitiba, Brazil) is a mixed martial arts fighter, and the winner of the PRIDE Fighting Championships 2005 Middleweight (205lb) Grand Prix. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Wanderlei Cesar Silva, (born July 3, 1976 in Curitiba, Brazil) is a Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, who has competed in Japans PRIDE Fighting Championships and the American based Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ken Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Guy Mezger (January 1, 1968 in Houston, Texas) is an American martial artist who competed in professional combat sports ranging from full-contact karate, kickboxing, and boxing, but is most recognized as a mixed martial arts fighter (retired from competition 01-25-05). ...

Welterweights 156 to 170 lb (77 kg) Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Dave Menne is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... This article is about the mixed martial artist. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Royce Gracie, pronounced Hoyce Gracie (born December 12, 1966) is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Murilo Bustamante is a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Rich Jay Franklin (born October 5, 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Kazushi Sakuraba (Japanese: 桜庭和志, Sakuraba Kazushi, born July 14, 1968 in Akita Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese professional mixed martial arts competitor and professional wrestler. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Daniel Jefferson Henderson (born november 12th, 1970) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and the current Welterweight (183 lb. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For the fictional character in a series of spy novels, see Evan Michael Tanner. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Kendall Kekoa Da Spyder Grove (born November 12, 1982 in Maui, Hawaii) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... The Ultimate Fighter 3 was the third season of the mixed martial arts reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Travis S. Lutter (born May 12, 1973) is an American mixed martial arts fighter who won the The Ultimate Fighter 4 reality show which was broadcast on SpikeTV. His UFC record is 2-3, having defeated Marvin Eastman by knockout at UFC 50 and losing fights to Matt Lindland by... The Ultimate Fighter 4 is the fourth season of the mixed martial arts reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Michael Gavin Joseph Bisping (born February 28, 1979 in Cyprus) is an English Mixed martial artist (MMA) from Lancashire. ... The Ultimate Fighter 3 was the third season of the mixed martial arts reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. ...

Lightweights 146 to 155 lb (70 kg) Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Patrick Jay The Croatian Sensation Miletich known as Pat Miletich (Miletić in Croatian) (born March 9, 1968 in Davenport, Iowa) from Bettendorf, Iowa is a mixed martial artist (MMA) well known for his fights within the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Matthew John Serra (born June 2, 1974) is an American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and mixed martial artist, known for winning several martial arts championships. ... The Ultimate Fighter 4 is the fourth season of the mixed martial arts reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Georges Rush St. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Matthew Allen Hughes (born October 13, 1973 in Hillsboro, Illinois) is a professional mixed martial arts fighter and a former 2-time UFC World Welterweight Champion. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Carlos The Ronin Newton (born British Virgin Islands, August 17, 1976) is a Canadian mixed martial arts fighter, fighting out of and teaching at Warrior Martial Arts Centre in Newmarket, Ontario. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the mixed martial artist. ... The debut season of The Ultimate Fighter (later designated The Ultimate Fighter 1) premiered on January 18, 2005. ...

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jens Johnnie Little Evil Pulver (born December 6, 1974 in Sunnyside, Washington) is an American mixed martial artist (MMA). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jay Dee B.J. Penn (born December 12, 1978 in Hilo, Hawaii) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Muscle Shark Sean Keith Sherk (born August 5, 1973) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Joseph Christopher Daddy Stevenson (born June 15, 1982 in Torrance, California) is a mixed martial artist fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada. ... The Ultimate Fighter 2 was the second season of the mixed martial arts reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nathan (Nate) Diaz (born April 16, 1985),is an American mixed martial artist, currently competing in the lightweight division. ... The Ultimate Fighter 5 was the fifth season of the Ultimate Fighting Championship produced reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Mac Danzig (born January 2, 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American professional mixed martial arts instructor and practitioner, and is a former lightweight champion for the King of the Cage and Gladiator Challenge mixed martial arts organizations. ... The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. ...

In other media

Music

  • UFC: Ultimate Beat Downs, Vol. 1, an album of music featured in and inspired by the UFC.

Video games

In January 2007, Zuffa and videogame developer/publisher THQ announced a license agreement giving THQ worldwide rights to develop titles under the UFC brand. The agreement gives THQ exclusive rights to current and next-generation consoles as well as PC and handheld titles. Also included are "certain wireless rights" which were not detailed. The licensing agreement is to expire in 2011.[43] Ultimate Fighting Championship is the first video game based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts tournament. ... THQ Inc. ... 2011 (MMXI) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As announced by a trailer on July 12, 2007 at E3, the next-gen UFC game, entitled UFC 2009 is currently in progress.[44] On February 7th 2008 THQ announced they will give further information on UFC 2009 during the UFC 84 pay-per-view broadcast E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, was an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ...


Television

In the Friends episode 'The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion', Pete enters an Ultimate Fighting Championship competition and fights Tank Abbott as an opponent with Bruce Buffer as the ring announcer and "Big" John McCarthy as the referee. This article is about the television show. ... This is a list of episodes of the Emmy Award-winning United States sitcom Friends. ... David Lee Tank Abbott (born April 26, 1965 in Huntington Beach, California) is an American mixed martial artist. ... Bruce Buffer at UFC 73. ... John McCarthy Big John McCarthy, the Octagons ninth side, is a referee for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a Los Angeles Police Officer, and a Tactical Self-Defense Instructor at the Los Angeles Police Academy. ...


See also

The UFC heavyweight championship belt. ... This is a list of events held and scheduled by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts organization based in the United States. ...

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External links

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BodogFight is a reality television series and mixed martial arts competition, originating from Costa Rica, and created and produced by entertainment mogul Calvin Ayre, and his Bodog. ... PRIDE Fighting Championships (PRIDE or PRIDE FC for short) was a mixed martial arts organization based in Japan. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... RINGS was a Japanese professional wrestling promotion from 1991 to 2002. ... The World Fighting Alliance was a mixed martial arts organization based in the United States. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... HEROS is a Japanese mixed martial arts promotion operated by Fighting and Entertainment Group, the parent entity behind kickboxing organization K-1. ... Shooto logo ISC logo This article deals with the martial arts organization, for the baseball pitch, see gyroball. ... The International Sport Combat Federation (ISCF) is a sanctioning body for the sport of mixed martial arts. ... The logo of the Worldwide Cage Network The World Wide Cage Network (WWCN) is a network of mixed martial arts promotions from around the world. ... North American Boxing Council The NABC [ http://www. ... This is a list of events held and scheduled by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts organization based in the United States. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... The Ultimate Fighting Championship (later renamed UFC 1: The Beginning) was the first mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), occurring at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado on November 12, 1993. ... UFC 2: No Way Out (later renamed UFC 2 or The Ultimate Fighting Championship 2) was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on March 11, 1994, at Mammoth Gardens in Denver, Colorado. ... UFC 3: The American Dream was the thrid mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ... UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on December 16, 1994, at the Expo Center Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... UFC 5: The Return of the Beast was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 7, 1995, at the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... UFC 6: Clash of the Titans was the sixth mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on July 14, 1995, at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyoming. ... UFC 7: The Brawl in Buffalo was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 8, 1995, at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. ... The Ultimate Ultimate (also referred to as Ultimate Ultimate 1995 and UFC 7. ... UFC 8: David vs. ... UFC 9: Motor City Madness was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 17, 1996, at the Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan. ... UFC 10: The Tournament was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on July 12th, 1996, at the Fairgrounds Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. ... UFC 11: The Proving Ground was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 20th, 1996, at the Civic Center in Augusta, Georgia. ... The Ultimate Ultimate 2 (also referred to as Ultimate Ultimate 1996 and UFC 11. ... UFC 12: Judgement Day was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on February 7th, 1997 at the Dothan Civic Center in Dothan, Alabama. ... UFC 13: Ultimate Force was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 30, 1997 in Augusta, Georgia. ... UFC 14: Showdown was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on July 27, 1997 in Birmingham Alabama. ... UFC 15: Collision Course was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 17, 1997, in Bay St. ... UFC 16: Battle in the Bayou was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 13, 1998 in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... UFC 17: Redemption was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 15th, 1998 at the Mobile Civic Center, in Mobile, Alabama. ... UFC 18: The Road to the Heavyweight Title was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on January 8, 1999 in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... UFC 19: Ultimate Young Guns was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 5, 1999 at Casino Magic in Bay St. ... UFC 20: Battle for the Gold was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 7, 1999 at the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham, Alabama. ... UFC 21: Return of the Champions was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on July 16, 1999 at the Five Seasons Events Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... UFC 22: Only One Can be Champion was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 24, 1999 at the in Lake Charles, Louisiana. ... UFC 23: Ultimate Japan 2 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 19, 1999 at Tokyo Bay NK Hall in Tokyo, Japan. ... UFC 24: First Defense was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 10, 2000 at the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana. ... UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 14, 2000 at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan. ... UFC 26: Ultimate Field Of Dreams was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on June 9, 2000 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... UFC 27: Ultimate Bad Boyz was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 22, 2000 at Lake Front Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... UFC 28: High Stakes was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 17, 2000 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. ... UFC 29: Defense of the Belts was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on December 16, 2000 at Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan. ... UFC 30: Battle on the Boardwalk was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey on February 23, 2001. ... UFC 31: Locked and Loaded was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey on May 4, 2001. ... UFC 32: Showdown in the Meadowlands was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey on June 29, 2001. ... UFC 33: Victory in Vegas was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 28, 2001. ... UFC 34: High Voltage was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the MGM Grand Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada on November 2, 2001. ... UFC 35: Throwdown was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on January 11, 2002. ... UFC 36: Worlds Collide was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the MGM Grand Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada on March 22, 2002. ... UFC 37: High Impact was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, Louisiana on May 10, 2002. ... UFC 37. ... UFC 38: Brawl at the Hall was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ... UFC 39: The Warriors Return was a mixed martial arts held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 27, 2002, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... UFC 40: Vendetta was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 22, 2002, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... UFC 41: Onslaught was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on February 28, 2003, at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. ... UFC 42: Sudden Impact was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 25, 2003, at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. ... UFC 43: Meltdown was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on June 6, 2003, at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... UFC 44: Undisputed was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 26, 2003, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... UFC 45: Revolution was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 21st, 2003, at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... UFC 46: Supernatural was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on January 31, 2004. ... Category: ... UFC 48: Payback was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on June 19, 2004. ... UFC 49: Unfinished Business was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 21, 2004. ... UFC 50: The War of 04 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 22, 2004. ... UFC 51: Super Saturday was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on February 5, 2005, (Super Bowl weekend) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... UFC 52: Couture vs. ... UFC 53: Heavy Hitters was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on June 4, 2005, at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. ... UFC 54: Boiling Point was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 20, 2005. ... UFC 55: Fury took place on October 7, 2005 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Ucasville, Connecticut. ... Category: ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... UFC 58: USA vs Canada was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 4, 2006. ... UFC 59: Reality Check was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 15, 2006 at Arrowhead Pond, in Anaheim, California, and broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States and Canada. ... UFC 60: Hughes vs. ... UFC 61: Bitter Rivals was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday, July 8, 2006. ... UFC 62: Liddell vs. ... UFC 63: Hughes vs. ... UFC 64: Unstoppable was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday, October 14, 2006. ... UFC 65: Bad Intentions was a mixed martial arts held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 18, 2006 at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California – the UFC’s first show at this venue. ... UFC 66: Liddell vs. ... UFC 67: All or Nothing was a mixed martial arts event held by Ultimate Fighting Championship. ... UFC 68: The Uprising was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 3, 2007 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. ... UFC 69: Shootout was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday, April 7, 2007 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. ... UFC 70: Nations Collide was a mixed martial arts event that was held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ... UFC 71: Liddell vs. ... UFC 72: Victory was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ... UFC 73: Stacked was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ... UFC 74: Respect was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). ... UFC 75: Champion vs. ... UFC 76: Knockout was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). ... UFC 77: Hostile Territory was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). ... UFC 78: Validation was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), that took place on November 17, 2007 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. ... UFC 79: Nemesis is an upcoming mixed martial arts (MMA) event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), that is due to take place on December 29, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... UFC 80: Rapid Fire is an upcoming mixed martial arts (MMA) event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), that is due to take place on January 19, 2008 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. ... UFC 81 is an upcoming mixed martial arts (MMA) event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), that is due to take place on February 2, 2008 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... UFC 82 is an upcoming mixed martial arts (MMA) event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), that is due to take place on March 1, 2008 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. ... Poster for UFC Ultimate Fight Night Ultimate Fight Night was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 6, 2005. ... UFC Ultimate Fight Night 2 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 3, 2005. ... UFC Ultimate Fight Night 3 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on January 16, 2006. ... Ultimate Fight Night 4 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 6, 2006. ... UFC logo Ultimate Fight Night 5 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on June 28, 2006. ... UFC Fight Night 6 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 17, 2006. ... Not to be confused with Ortiz vs. ... UFC Fight Night 8 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Thursday, January 25, 2007, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. ... UFC Fight Night 9 is a mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Thursday, April 5, 2007 at the The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... UFC Fight Night 10 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. ... UFC Fight Night 11 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at the The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... UFC Fight Night 12 is an upcoming mixed martial arts (MMA) event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) that is due to take place on January 23, 2008. ... The Ultimate Fighter is a reality television series and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, originating from United States, and produced by Spike TV and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). ... The debut season of The Ultimate Fighter (later designated The Ultimate Fighter 1) premiered on January 18, 2005. ... The Ultimate Fighter 2 was the second season of the mixed martial arts reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. ... The Ultimate Fighter 3 was the third season of the mixed martial arts reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. ... The Ultimate Fighter 4 is the fourth season of the mixed martial arts reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. ... The Ultimate Fighter 5 was the fifth season of the Ultimate Fighting Championship produced reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. ...

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UFC 15 saw the introduction of limits on permissible striking areas, barring headbutts, groin stikes, strikes to the back of the neck and head, kicks to a downed opponent, small joint manipulation, pressure point strikes, and hair pulling.
Fights ended only in the event of a knockout, a submission usually signalled by tapping the hand three times on the mat or opponent, or by the corner throwing in the towel.
UFC 3 - The referee was given the authority to stop a fight in case of a fighter being unable to defend himself.
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UFC, while very accessible to all, could still be described as a fighting simulator, and many may be put off by its realism and its unconventional approach to ground fighting.
Which fighting style was superior became one of the great debates of martial arts lore and also the subject of many novels, comic books and kung-fu movies in the 20th century.
Bouts in UFC always take place in the same octagon-shaped ring, and the near uniformly dressed fighters available are made to resemble their real-life counterparts (none of which are female -- with the exception of a secret hidden character) without any significant visual differences aside from their nationality, physique, facial details and tattoos.
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