The Ultimate Fighting Championship debuts, as eight fighters enter the Octagon for a one-night tournament to determine the superior fighting style, including Royce Gracie, Ken Shamrock, and Gerard Gordeau.
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Early UFC matches were less of a contest between individuals and more of a contest between different fighting styles. Each fighter was usually only skilled in one form of martial arts and was built physically to take advantage of the rules and conventions associated with each form. See more
Followed by UFC 79: Nemesis