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UFC 1 Official ProgramGo Back
Winning Bid: $532.40
Winning Bid: $532.40
Auction ends: July 7, 2018 10:35 PM
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (later renamed UFC 1: The Beginning) was the first MMA event by the UFC, held at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado, on November 12, 1993. UFC 1 co created by Rorion Gracie and Art Davie, used an eight-man tournament format, with the winner receiving $50,000.The tournament featured fights with no weight classes, time-outs, or judges. The two rules, no biting or eye gouging, were to be enforced only by a $1,500 fine. The match only ended by submission, knockout, or the fighter’s corner throwing in the towel. Gloves were allowed, as Art Jimmerson showed in his Quarterfinal bout against Royce Gracie, which he fought with one boxing glove.
Royce Gracie won the tournament by defeating Gerard Gordeau via submission due to a rear naked choke. The referees for UFC 1 were João Alberto Barreto and Hélio Vigio, two veteran referees from Brazil. The commentary team for the pay-per-view was Bill Wallace, Jim Brown and Kathy Long, with additional analysis from Rod Machado and post-fight interviews by Brian Kilmeade. Jason DeLucia was an alternate for the event, having defeated Trent Jenkins in the alternate bout. However, as no fighter pulled out during the tournament, he was not called upon.
Presented is an actual rare program from UFC 1 that was displayed on a matte and then removed from the display to be put back to its original state. As a result of the program being matted, there is tape reminants on the corners of each page.
The display measures 21×27 and features two prominent pages “TALE OF THE TAPE” along with the cover from the event. The pages showcase images on the front and the back. This program originates from “Big” John McCarthy’s personal collection and would be perfect for framing.