Royce Gracie returned to the UFC Octagon friday night for UFC 1 to battle Gerard Gordeau. The event took place on Friday, November 12, 1993, at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado. The Beginning featured 8 bouts, some were more fun to watch than others.
UFC 1 was headlined by a battle between Royce Gracie and Gerard Gordeau, with Jason DeLucia vs. Trent Jenkins serving as the night’s co-main event. Elsewhere on the card, Royce Gracie went to battle against Ken Shamrock. Let’s find out who won at the UFC 1. View the full results for ‘The Beginning’-led fight card below.
UFC 1: The Beginning
|November 12, 1993|
McNichols Sports Arena
|Royce Gracie vs. Gerard Gordeau|
|Jason DeLucia vs. Trent Jenkins|
UFC 1 was live 9,933 days days ago and was the 1st event in UFC history, including pay-per-views, UFC Fight Nights, and The Ultimate Fighter season finales.
Who won at UFC 1
Below is the 8-fight order and UFC 1 results. Here are the real winners and losers from Friday‘s event:
- Royce Gracie defeated Gerard Gordeau via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Round 1 / 1:44)
- Jason DeLucia defeated Trent Jenkins by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Round 1 / 0:52)
- Royce Gracie defeated Ken Shamrock by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Round 1 / 0:57)
- Gerard Gordeau defeated Kevin Rosier by TKO (Corner Stoppage) (Round 1 / 0:59)
- Ken Shamrock defeated Patrick Smith by Submission (Heel Hook) (Round 1 / 1:49)
- Royce Gracie defeated Art Jimmerson by Submission (Smother Choke) (Round 1 / 2:18)
- Kevin Rosier defeated Zane Frazier by TKO (Punches) (Round 1 / 4:20)
- Gerard Gordeau defeated Teila Tuli by TKO (Head Kick) (Round 1 / 0:26)
UFC 1 Results
The results are listed in ascending order, starting from the first fight ending with the night’s main event.
Gerard Gordeau vs. Teila Tuli
The UFC 1 kicked off with Gerard Gordeau taking on Teila Tuli. Gerard Gordeau defeated Teila Tuli in Round 1 at 0:26 by TKO (Head Kick).
Kevin Rosier vs. Zane Frazier
The second fight at UFC 1 was Zane Frazier vs. Kevin Rosier. Kevin Rosier won in Round 1 at 4:20 by TKO (Punches).
Royce Gracie vs. Art Jimmerson
The following bout was between Art Jimmerson and Royce Gracie. Royce Gracie beat Art Jimmerson by Submission (Smother Choke) in Round 1 at 2:18.
Ken Shamrock vs. Patrick Smith
In the fourth bout, Ken Shamrock defeated Patrick Smith by Submission (Heel Hook) at 1:49 of Round 1.
Gerard Gordeau vs. Kevin Rosier
The fifth bout ended at 0:59 of Round 1 with Gerard Gordeau defeating Kevin Rosier by TKO (Corner Stoppage).
Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock
In sixth fight of the night, Ken Shamrock lost to Royce Gracie at 0:57 of Round 1.
Jason DeLucia vs. Trent Jenkins
In the co-main event Jason DeLucia defeated Trent Jenkins via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 0:52 of Round 1; Joao Alberto Barreto was the third man in the cage.
Royce Gracie vs. Gerard Gordeau
In the main event, referee Helio Vigio called an end to the bout at 1:44 of Round 1. Royce Gracie defeated Gerard Gordeau by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke).