UFC 1: The Beginning was held on Friday, November 12, 1993, at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado. This event was held 9,933 days days ago and was the 1st event in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, including pay-per-views, UFC Fight Nights, and The Ultimate Fighter season finales. There were 7,800 fans in attendance. The gate for the event came out to not available.
UFC 1 had 8 bouts scheduled. The event was headlined by a clash between Royce Gracie and Gerard Gordeau. In the co-main event, Jason DeLucia took on Trent Jenkins. The night kicked off with Gerard Gordeau taking on Teila Tuli, followed by Zane Frazier vs. Kevin Rosier. was awarded Fight of the Night bonus. The Performance of the Night bonuses went to , each fighter took home an extra $50,000.
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UFC 1: The Beginning
|November 12, 1993|
McNichols Sports Arena
|Royce Gracie vs. Gerard Gordeau|
UFC 1 Fight Card
The card aired on in the United States. Below is the UFC 1 fight card and 8-fight order for ‘The Beginning’.
UFC 1 Main Event
- Royce Gracie vs. Gerard Gordeau
UFC 1 Main Card & Prelims
- Trent Jenkins vs. Jason DeLucia
- Ken Shamrock vs. Royce Gracie
- Kevin Rosier vs. Gerard Gordeau
- Ken Shamrock vs. Patrick Smith
- Royce Gracie vs. Art Jimmerson
- Kevin Rosier vs. Zane Frazier
- Teila Tuli vs. Gerard Gordeau
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