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ALT-HISTORY MMA:
PART I - A CHANCE MEETING


It is a widely believed lie that the origins of MMA lie with Rorion Gracie, Art Davie and Bob Meyrowitz in 1993. Moreso it is illegitimate to claim that the Zuffa group, spearheaded by Dana White, perfected the mixed martial arts formula. The true origins of this sport lies fourteen years prior to the inaugural UFC event, in 1979, with Bill Viola II and Frank Caliguri, two veteran martial artists. They asked a daring question; who would win a fight between Muhammed Ali, Bruce Lee and Bruce Sammartino?

Because of this question, Viola not only developed an 11-page rulebook but laid the functional groundwork for future MMA fights fighters would not only be sporting the patterned gloves but also headgear and leg protection, fights could conclude via knock out, submission or decision. This decision would even come through an early version of a 10-point must system. There were two weight classes. Unlike the human cockfighting of the original UFC, safety was a top issue on the list of priorities for Bill Viola.

These Tough Guy Contests quickly built a following throughout Pennsylvania and there were plans for an expansion towards glitzy Las Vegas when the authorities suddenly, and unprofessionally, lifted their finger at the budding new martial arts scene. In a matter of months, the whole show was closed down and the sport made illegal statewide. Violas vision and Caliguris dream had ended.

Fast forward 12 years; Art Davie, a business executive and a martial arts enthusiast, attends an exhibition event showcasing karate and kickboxing, where he, by chance, meets Bill Viola. Davie was actively looking for a business venture and soon, the talks between the two men turned to the same question Viola had asked Caliguri in 1979. This is where the Ultimate Fighting Championship truly began. Davie easily saw the potential now, in the 90s, that nobody had seen in the 80s. Together they came up with the UFC, a martial arts league that could answer the question of who the best fighter on the planet was.

Who would broadcast this sports spectacle, though? A man named Bob Meyrowitz and the Semaphore Entertainment Group would. Another chance meeting was the catalyst for this situation. Meyrowitz had overheard Davie and Viola discussing their new martial arts venture at a diner, in the early morning. He introduced himself and before they had even discussed proper business, a handshake agreement was in place. Meyrowitz would supply the platform, Viola would provide the spectacle and Davie would provide the money.

Thus, in December of 1993, the Ultimate Fighting Championship was born.
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THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP:
RULES AND REGULATIONS
(AS OF NOVEMBER 1993)
ARTICLE 1 - MATCH CONDUCT
1.0. All fights will be contested inside the Octagon, an octagonal cage structure.
1.1. Exiting the Octagon while the fight is ongoing is illegal, as is intruding the Octagon while a fight is ongoing.
1.2. All fights will be contested across 3 rounds, lasting 3 minutes each. In between rounds there will be a 1-minute rest period.
1.3. A fight can end in knockout, referee stoppage, submission, decision or the corner throwing in the towel.
1.4. With the exception of eye-gouging, fish-hooking, biting, strikes to the groin, headbutting, hair pulling, clawing, pinching or twisting the skin, throat strikes of any kind, piledriving, all strikes, all submissions and all positions are allowed. The referee is allowed to deduct a point or more for continued fouls.

ARTICLE 2 - JUDGING
2.0. In the event of a time limit, a fight will be decided by ringside judges.
2.1. A 10-point must system is in effect.
2.2. Rounds will be scored 10 to the winner, the opponent 9 or less.
2.3. Scoring is based on fighting effectiveness, effort to finish the fight and aggresiveness inside the Octagon.

ARTICLE 3 - FIGHTER CONDUCT
3.0. Fighters are expected to follow the rules at all times and obey the referees directions.
3.1. All fighters are obligated to wear protective gear during a fight, including a groin cup and specialized open-finger gloves.
3.2. Wrestling shoes can be worn at the fighters own volition.
3.3. Gis can be worn at the fighters own volition.

ARTICLE 4 - WEIGHT CLASSES
4.0. All fighters will be divided into two weight classes.
4.1. Lightweight, which runs up to and including 175 pounds.
4.2. Heavyweight, which runs from 176 pounds and upwards.
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ALT-HISTORY MMA:
AROUND THE WORLD I


The UFC are set to go big and go international in their very first event, sporting several fighters from both Europe and Japan. The latter comes through some succesful business dealings with Pancrase Hybrid Fighting, who has sent Dutch boxer Andre van den Oetelaar, Dutch judoka Joop van den Ven and wrestler Katsuomi Inagaki to compete in the UFC Heavyweight division. It has been reported that Ken Shamrock, James Matthews and Vernon White, who also work for Pancrase, answered the open call themselves. Speaking of Shamrock, the American shoot fighter will face off in the main event against Colorado native and tae kwon do extraordinaire Patrick Smith, who has gone on record and said that he will knock out Shamrock.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Fabio Gurgel, a well-respected name in BJJ circles, has also been brought in. Gurgel co-founded Alliance Jiu Jitsu recently, a BJJ training center based in Brazil and he is set to compete against veteran boxer and IBC Americas Light Heavyweight champion Art Jimmerson, who has not been defeated since 1991. The call-out for fighters has attracted another achivement boxer as well, Rolph Stack, a Super Middleweight and Light Heavyweight competitor who has made rounds with his incredible hand speed. Although Stack is not represented on the initial UFC card, UFC match-makers has promised him a spot in a Lightweight fight at the earliest opportunity.

When this 'earliest opportunity' is, is so far unknown. Both SEG and UFC executives have made it clear that this first event is to "test the waters", so to speak and as such, there are currently no plans for a follow-up event. Rumors of two title tournaments or grand prix-style series of events have circulated, though, as interested parties and fans have dipped into the past of Bill Viola and the Tough Guy Contests. Whether these will materialize is unknown at this point.


THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP
December 10th, 1993
McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, Colorado
Semaphore Entertainment Group PPV

MAIN EVENT - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Ken Shamrock (2-0, Shoot Fighting) vs. Patrick Smith (0-0, Tae Kwon Do)

SEMI-MAIN EVENT - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Art Jimmerson (0-0, Boxing) vs. Fabio Gurgel (1-0, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

FIGHT #4 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Andre van den Oetelaar (0-0, Boxing) vs. Teila Tuli (0-0, Sumo)

FIGHT #3 - LIGHTWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Eugenio Tadeu (1-1, Luta Livre) vs. Trent Jenkins (0-0, Kick Boxing)

FIGHT #2 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Joop van den Ven (0-1, Judo) vs. Zane Frasier (0-0, Kick Boxing)

FIGHT #1 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Gerard Gordeau (0-0, Savate) vs. Katsuomi Inagaki (1-1, Wrestling)

ALTERNATE FIGHT #2 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
James Matthews (0-0, Wrestling) vs. Kevin Rosier (0-0, Kick Boxing)

ALTERNATE FIGHT #1 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Jason DeLucia (0-0, Five Animals Kung Fu) vs. Vernon White (0-2, Hybrid Fighting)





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THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP:
EVENT REPORT


For some, a victorious night, for others, a bitter taste of defeat. Ken Shamrock (3-0) put away his cocky opponent, and Colorado native, Patrick Smith (0-1) in less than two minutes, easily out-grappling the tae kwon do striker. After the fight, Smith immediately got up and started taunting 'The Worlds Most Dangerous Man', almost initiating a post-fight brawl. Both men were escorted out of the cage in peace, though. Another Colorado native fared much better however, as Trent Jenkins (1-0) out-struck and out-pointed the unpredictable Luta Livre practioner Eugenio Tadeu (1-2), putting Colorado on the winning map in his home state. Brazil was not without victory this night though, as Alliance Jiu Jitsu head Fabio Gurgel (2-0) put himself in the win column with a slick armbar victory over a clueless Art Jimmerson (0-1), who was completely overpowered on the ground. Why he wore only one boxing glove is a mystery as well.

The night also featured a spectacular knockout victory from Dutch fighter Andre van den Oetelaar (1-0) who took a comeback victory over giant Hawaiian Teila Tuli (0-1). The crowd was noticeably into this fight, perhaps entertained by the freakshow-esque match-up between the fit boxer and heavy Sumo wrestler. Rumors are that both Oetelaar and Tuli have been invited to return to the UFC at a later date. The night was not without controversy, though. To open the pay-per-view Katsuomi Inagaki (1-2) lost a controversial decision to Gerard Gordeau (1-0) and has officially said that he will not be returning to the UFC, claiming racism had a part in the unfair decision. No official word has been given from either Bob Meyrowitz, Bill Viola II or Art Davie. Perhaps vary of poor judgement, Joop van den Ven (1-1) was quick to dispatch the much taller kick boxer Zane Frasier (0-1) with a choke guillotine, showing that technique can beat size.

All in all, the ineaugral UFC event was an economic success. Although barely a thousand people took to the seats, the PPV revenue has been reported to be almost $350,000, which certainly sets up the UFC bank account for another show. At least the rumor mill is spinning with how Meyrowitz was extremely excited about the PPV in-take. No official word has come from either owners of when or where the second UFC event will be held or if there even will be a second UFC event. With the success of UFC 1 though, it is highly expected that the company will return.


THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP
December 10th, 1993
McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, Colorado
Semaphore Entertainment Group PPV

RESULTS

MAIN EVENT - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Ken Shamrock (3-0) def. Patrick Smith (0-1) by Submission (Guillotine) @ R1 1:40
-= Fight Details =-

SEMI-MAIN EVENT - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Fabio Gurgel (2-0) def. Art Jimmerson (0-1) by Submission (Armbar) @ R1 1:55
-= Fight Details =-

FIGHT #4 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Andre van den Oetelaar (1-0) def. Teila Tuli (0-1) by Knock Out (Punch) @ R3 0:23
-= Fight Details =-

FIGHT #3 - LIGHTWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Trent Jenkins (1-0) def. Eugenio Tadeu (1-2) by Unanimous Decision @ R3 3:00
-= Fight Details =-

FIGHT #2 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Joop van den Ven (1-1) def Zane Frasier (0-1) by Submission (Guillotine) @ R1 1:32
-= Fight Details =-

FIGHT #1 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Gerard Gordeau (1-0) def. Katsuomi Inagaki (1-2) by Unanimous Decision @ R3 3:00
-= Fight Details =-

ALTERNATE FIGHT #2 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
James Matthews (1-0) def. Kevin Rosier (0-1) by Unanimous Decision @ R3 3:00
-= Fight Details =-

ALTERNATE FIGHT #1 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Vernon White (1-2) def. Jason DeLucia (0-1) by Unanimous Decision @ R3 3:00
-= Fight Details =-





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No Royce Gracie in UFC 1! This looks interesting. Will be following for sure
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Great start to the dynasty, and I'm really looking forward to seeing where you take UFC from their origins.

Just a quick question, what are the alternate fights?
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ALT-HISTORY MMA:
AROUND THE WORLD II


Looking to stand on their own legs, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns with a fight card that had massive implications for both the present and the future of the company. Executive and CEO Bill Viola revealed in a press statement that across the next three to four events, which will be held throughout the spring and summer periods of 1994, champions for both weight classes will be crowned via a tournament format. This is a change to the original plan of two events; more on that later.

Several UFC 1 veterans will be returning to the Octagon for the second event, while several new faces will be brought in as well. Most interesting of these are probably Remco Pardoel, multi-time jiu jitsu champion in various European countries, Johnny Rhodes, multi-time karate and kick boxing champion, and Sean Daugherty, whose appearance has garnered skeptical views towards UFC business practices seeing as he just turned 18 years old. Viola has gone on record saying that Daugherty is of age and chose to participate himself and that there are no comments regarding his case. Concerning the Lightweight division and the title tournament, both Trent Jenkins, highly touted Super Middleweight boxer Rolph Stack were supposed to fight at UFC 2 but suffered training injuries, to their stomach and back respectively. This has forced UFC to spread the Lightweight tournament a bit thinner and delayed the UFC debut of Minoki Ichihara, a black belt Daidu Juku player, and Fred Ettish, a kenpo karate fighter.

With Pancrase returning to Japanese soil, Pancrase 3 featured a technical bout, which involved a yellow card for Rutten, between Masakatsu Funaki and Bas Rutten for their Openweight belt, the King of Pancrase. Maurice Smith, a kick boxer with expanding skills, also made his fighting debut, taking the victory against Takaku Fuke. Both Smith and Rutten were rumored to have been seen both in the crowd and backstage at UFC 1, showing that Bill Violas relationship with the Japanese promotion perhaps are deeper than a simple showcase event.

Finally Ken Shamrock has opened up what he calls a "fighters gym". The training center, called the Lion's Den, has already attracted the attention of several fighters. Five of the members, including Shamrock himself, are fighting at UFC 2, including Sean Daugherty. The Lion's Den is where Rolph Stack got injured but Shamrock and crew have been deeply secretive about what goes inside the four walls of the gym, saying that they are keeping regiments under wraps in case any opponents, present or future, are listening in.


UFC 2: NO WAY OUT
March 4th, 1994
Mammoth Gardens, Denver, Colorado
Semaphore Entertainment Group PPV

MAIN EVENT - HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Joop van den Ven (1-1, Judo) vs. Ken Shamrock (3-0, Shoot Fighting)

SEMI-MAIN EVENT - HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
David Levicki (0-0, Wing Chin Kung Fu) vs. Fabio Gurgel (2-0, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

FIGHT #4 - HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Patrick Smith (0-1, Tae Kwon Do) vs. Scott Morris (0-0, Ninjitsu)

FIGHT #3 - LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Frank Hamaker (0-0, Sambo) vs. Ray Wizard (0-0, Karate)

FIGHT #2 - HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Johnny Rhodes (0-0, Karate) vs. Remco Pardoel (0-0, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

FIGHT #1 - LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Orlando Wiet (0-0, Kick Boxing) vs. Sean Daugherty (0-0, Shingitai Jujitsu)

ALTERNATE FIGHT #2 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Kevin Rosier (0-1, Kick Boxing) vs. Teila Tuli (0-1, Sumo)

ALTERNATE FIGHT #1 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
"El Toro" Alberto Cerro Leon (0-0, Pencak Silat) vs. Thaddeus Luster (0-0, Kung Fu)



RESULTS FROM OUTSIDE THE UFC

Pancrase 3
Februay 26th, 1994
Kinki, Japan
  • King of Pancrase: Bas Rutten def. Masakatsu Funaki by Unanimous Decision @ 30:00
  • Minoru Suzuki def. Kazuo Takahasi by Submission (Kimura) @ 3:37
  • Maurice Smith def. Takaku Fuke by Unanimous Decision @ 15:00




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No Royce Gracie in UFC 1! This looks interesting. Will be following for sure
Yup, no Royce. Maybe never? Who knows? Appreciate the interest.

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Great start to the dynasty, and I'm really looking forward to seeing where you take UFC from their origins.

Just a quick question, what are the alternate fights?
Alternate fights is just another name for preliminary fights. Just thought that a bit of flavor would reflect the times better. Thank you for the kind words!

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Really liking this so far. Looking forward to the debut of Fred Ettish, too bad it got delayed!
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Really enjoying this. Please continue posting
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THE UFC 2: NO WAY OUT:
EVENT REPORT


In many ways, UFC 2 was exactly what was needed for the company after the many mishaps, injuries and political scuffles leading up the event. Not only was attendance up but PPV sales as well, with the crowd response being immensely favorable to fights that were daring, intense and fantastic from top to bottom. Ken Shamrock (4-0) stayed undefeated as he grappled his way to a decision victory over Dutch judoka and all-round tough guy Joop van den Ven (1-2), to earn a spot in the semi-finals of the Heavyweight tournament. Many are predicting that Shamrock will become the first UFC Heavyweight champion already. One can never be to sure, though, as one of the two big shockers of the night came from Fabio Gurgel (3-0) deftly imploying his BJJ techniques to devastaing effect over the massive Wing Chun Kung Fu striker David Levicki (0-1). An unexpected outcome to say the least, commentators and crowd alike were expecting the size difference to be too much for the smaller Alliance Jiu Jitsu coach but in the end, Gurgel only needed two minutes to take a submission victory and advance in the tournament.

Speaking of submissions, the most surprising one of the night came from French kick boxing champion Orlando Wiet (1-0) against jiu jitsu practioner Sean Daugherty (0-1), whom he submitted using a rear naked choke. Wiet said post-fight that he had studied the grappling techniques of various competitors closely from tapes of UFC 1, and noted that being all-round was important. Is Wiet a picture of the future of the UFC? It is anyones guess. On the card also, Patrick Smith (1-1) had likewise studied the grappling arts, taking ninjutsu fighter Scott Morris (0-1) to a time limit. During the fight, Smith neglected a takedown and fought his way out of submission, eventually taking the decision victory through superior striking.

The second big shocker of the night came in the fight that pitted two multiple champions against each other, Dutch jiu jitsu player and judoka Remco Pardoel (1-0) and American karateka and kick boxer Johnny Rhodes (0-1). The fight was back and fourth, with Rhodes continually getting the better of the striking, koncking down Pardoel on several occassions. Through some sort of divine intervention though, Pardoel managed to drag Rhodes to the ground and got a TKO victory out of nowhere, in the comeback of a lifetime. Finally, yet another Dutchman Frank Hamaker (1-0) managed a comfortable submission over karateka Ray Wizard (0-1) to take the second semi-final spot in the Lightweight tournament.

UFC 2 bumped up the pay-per-view earnings from the previous event by over $70,000 and thus sets the stage for further events. While the established martial arts crowd, and politicians, are not sending fond looks the way of Davie, Meyrowitz and Viola, the people certainly are.


UFC 2: NO WAY OUT
March 4th, 1994
Mammoth Gardens, Denver, Colorado
Semaphore Entertainment Group PPV

RESULTS

MAIN EVENT - HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Ken Shamrock (4-0) def. Joop van den Ven (1-2) by Unanimous Decision @ R3 3:00
-= Fight Details =-

SEMI-MAIN EVENT - HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Fabio Gurgel (3-0) def. David Levicki (0-1) by Submission (Americana) @ R1 1:51
-= Fight Details =-

FIGHT #4 - HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Patrick Smith (1-1) def. Scott Morris (0-1) by Unanimous Decision @ R3 3:00
-= Fight Details =-

FIGHT #3 - LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Frank Hamaker (1-0) def. Ray Wizard (0-1) by Submission (Kimura) @ R1 2:08
-= Fight Details =-

FIGHT #2 - HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Remco Pardoel (1-0) def. Johnny Rhodes (0-1) by TKO (Strikes) @ R3 2:12
-= Fight Details =-

FIGHT #1 - LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Orlando Wiet (1-0) def. Sean Daugherty (0-1) by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) @ R1 2:34
-= Fight Details =-

ALTERNATE FIGHT #2 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Teila Tuli (1-1) def. Kevin Rosier (0-2) by Unanimous Decision @ R3 3:00
-= Fight Details =-

ALTERNATE FIGHT #1 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
"El Toro" Alberto Cerro Leon (1-0) def. Thaddeus Luster (0-1) by TKO (Strikes) @ R1 2:46
-= Fight Details =-





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ALT-HISTORY MMA:
AROUND THE WORLD III


With success comes controversy.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is riding a wave of economic upswing and streetwise popularity; even the established martial arts community has come around after several personal visits from Bill Viola II. Reportedly, he approached each discrepant with open arms and explained the idea and scope of the UFC, in a way that seemingly swayed the martial arts public. What comes more problematically, is the negative political interest in the organization, especially riding on the coattails on the rather violent victory Orlando Wiet took over Sean Daugherty. While the voices are not exactly loud at the moment, they are certainly dissident of the martial arts organization. Now former lieutenant governor of Colorado, Mike Callihan, has been very vocally oppressive towards the UFC, exactly pointing towards the Daugherty case. While the defense is still upheld, and rightful, that Daugherty was of age at all times, even well before the event rolled out, Callihan called for a principle of responsibility. Callihan himself resigned from the post recently, for undisclosed reasons, and thus only a verbal unofficial warning of returning business to Colorado is looming over Viola and company. Rumors of tape recordings circulating closer to congress are of more concern, however.

All this is nipping at the heels of what is looking to be the biggest UFC event so far. The third event keeps the international aspirations intact, sporting Dutch, Japanese and even Australian nationals. Not only will the biggest clash in the UFCs albeit short history take place as both undefeated Ken Shamrock and Fabio Gurgel will be going head to head in the main event, the Lightweight tournament will be finally kicked off as both Rolph Stack and Trent Jenkins have been cleared to fight. Thus, the Lightweight division will have its spotlight, taking up over half the main card. Injury-free is still utopian, though, as the dutiful reader might have noticed a distinct lack of Remco Pardoel who advanced over Johnny Rhodes at UFC 2. Apparently, visa issues have kept him away, a situation the UFC brass has supposedly been scrambling to fix up until the last moment. Not to be fixed, oddly another European has taken his place as alternate victor Alberto Cerro Leon will pick up his gloves against Patrick Smith in the semi-finals. Opening UFC 3, Andre van der Oetelaar will return against Lions Den judoka Christophe Leininger, hoping for a repeat of his spectacular KO victory from UFC 1.

Speaking of the Lions Den, in broader ultimate fighting news, it has been a tumulteous couple of months for the Shamrock led "fighters gym". For completely different reasons, wrestling prodigy James Matthews, known for UFC 1 and Pancrase 4, has left the team in order to solidify his move abroad to Japan while Smith reportedly quit the team, amicably, after disagreements with Ken Shamrock. Rumors are going around that Shamrock is a bit of hot-head in training, though. Cooler heads prevailed? Either way, the Lions Den still seems to be the premier gateway to ultimate fighting on a pseudo-national platform. If not, the tones of this new sport has been heard elsewhere; a small-time promoter is setting up a fighting event in Vermont dubbed "Real Warriors Contest", sporting several UFC veterans, including Art Jimmerson, Zane Frasier and, very surprisingly, Sean Daugherty on active fighting duty.


UFC 3: THE TOURNAMENT
June 24th, 1994
Grady Cole Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Semaphore Entertainment Group PPV

MAIN EVENT - HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Fabio Gurgel (3-0, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) vs. Ken Shamrock (3-0, Shoot Fighting)

SEMI-MAIN EVENT - HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
"El Toro" Alberto Cerro Leon (1-0, Pencak Silat) vs. Patrick Smith (1-1, Tae Kwon Do)

FIGHT #4 - LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Frank Hamaker (1-0, Sambo) vs. Orlando Wiet (1-0, Kick Boxing)

FIGHT #3 - LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Fred Ettish (0-0, Kenpo Karate) vs. Rolph Stack (0-0, Boxing)

FIGHT #2 - LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Minoki Ichihara (0-0, Daido Juku) vs. Trent Jenkins (1-0, Kick Boxing)

FIGHT #1 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Andre van den Oetelaar (1-0, Boxing) vs. Christophe Leininger (0-0, Judo)

ALTERNATE FIGHT #2 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Gregory Smit (0-0, Submission Wrestling) vs. Scott Morris (0-1, Boxing)

ALTERNATE FIGHT #1 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Robert Lucarelli (0-0, Street Boxing) vs. Scott Baker (0-0, Karate)



RESULTS FROM OUTSIDE THE UFC

Pancrase 4
May 28th, 1994
Hokkaido, Japan
  • King of Pancrase: Bas Rutten def. Vernon White by TKO @ 2:58
  • Minoru Suzuki def. Maurice Smith by Submission (Arm Triangle) @ 8:47
  • James Matthews def. Kazuo Takahashi by TKO @ 2:44

Universal Vale Tudo
May 21th, 1994
Colombia, South America
  • Murilo Bustamante def. Ruben Tavares by Submission (Armbar) @ 9:7
  • Royce Gracie def. Pedro Paixao by Submission (Americana) @ 11:43
  • Marco Ruas def. Yahya Calvacante by Knock Out @ 5:20



The long wait is over! Alt-History MMA is back. What happened was I thought I had lost the save but luckily, as I was just randomly browsing through video games leftover on my laptop, WMMA4 popped up as installed and all the files were there. Happy day!

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I really hope there becomes a WMMA4 dynasty that stays active that I can read. I'm not into watching them on video. This looks really good.
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THE UFC 3: THE TOURNAMENT:
EVENT REPORT


Tonight we heard the power of the lions roar.

There were a total of four Lions Den fighters on the card, including the owner himself, and all won their respective bouts. Ken Shamrock (5-0) advanced to the finals of the Heavyweight tournament when he shut down the highly touted Alliance Jiu Jitsu tutor Fabio Gurgel (3-1), taking the victory by unanimous decision. Many expected it to be a very competitive bout that could go either way but Shamrock completely overtook Gurgel, making him clearly mentally quit after the first two rounds. Rolph Stack (1-0) was another big surprise as many expected a slugfest but Stack showed his diversity by grounding Fred Ettish (0-1) and submitting him, much like French kickboxer-turned-submission-artist Wiet did at UFC 2. Stack will have a dangerous opponent to face in the next round of the Lightweight championship tournament, however. Speaking out before the fight, Minoki Ichihara (1-0) let it know that he had the most dangerous striking seen yet in the UFC and he lived up to his words by beating down Trent Jenkins (1-1) in a completely one-sided affair. Either Ichihara or Stack, though, will have to deal with the grappling prowess of Dutchman Frank Hamaker (2-0) who took another slick, and surprisingly easy, submission victory over Orlando Wiet (1-1) to advance to the finals. Wiet seemed off his game tonight and despite announcing a heavy training schedule leading up to UFC 3, barely stood a chance against Hamaker.

Regarding the rest of the Lions Den trainees, Christophe Leininger (1-0) showed confident Judo skills but proved his training with Shamrock had opened new doors as he TKO'd the dangerous boxer Andre van den Oetelar (1-1) and Scott Morris (1-1) possibly took upset of the night as he out-skilled 6'4'' Australian wrestler Gregory Smit (0-1) to a unanimous decision. True astonishment came in the form of Patrick Smith (2-1) against Alberto Cerro Leon (1-1) as Smith delivered one of the most brutal TKO victories in the companys short history. Leon, a competent striker, was annihilated at the hands of Patrick Smith who let it known afterwards that "redemption time is coming, Ken! You better win because in the FINALS it better be YOU and ME!". All in all, UFC 3 was a very enthralling fight card from top to bottom, with Robert Lucarelli (1-0) taking Scott Baker (0-1) on in a vicious and fantastic brawl that ended in a wild TKO victory.

So as expected UFC 3 only continues the growing success that the company has had. Attendance was up with over 200 people and the pay-per-view revenue boomed with almost 200,00$. Maybe the controversy was doing Bill Viola and company a favor? Either way, the numbers alone confirm at least UFC 4, where the UFC will have its very first champion of the Heavyweight division. Do not miss it.



UFC 3: THE TOURNAMENT
June 24th, 1994
Grady Cole Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Semaphore Entertainment Group PPV

RESULTS

MAIN EVENT - HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Ken Shamrock (5-0) def. Fabio Gurgel (3-1) by Unanimous Decision @ R3 3:00
-= Fight Details =-

SEMI-MAIN EVENT - HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Patrick Smith (1-1) def. "El Toro" Alberto Cerro Leon (1-1) by TKO (Strikes) @ R1 0:59
-= Fight Details =-

FIGHT #4 - LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Frank Hamaker (2-0) def. Orlando Wiet (1-1) by Submission (Guillotine) @ R1 1:35
-= Fight Details =-

FIGHT #3 - LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Rolph Stack (1-0) def. Fred Ettish (0-1) by Submission (Kimura) @ R2 2:29
-= Fight Details =-

FIGHT #2 - LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Minoki Ichihara (1-0) def. Trent Jenkins (1-1) by TKO (Strikes) @ R1 1:35
-= Fight Details =-

FIGHT #1 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Christophe Leininger (1-0) def. Andre van den Oetelaar (1-1) by TKO (Strikes) @ R1 2:19
-= Fight Details =-

ALTERNATE FIGHT #2 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Scott Morris (1-1) def. Gregory Smit (0-1) by Unanimous Decision @ R3 3:00
-= Fight Details =-

ALTERNATE FIGHT #1 - HEAVYWEIGHT - 3 x 3 MIN.
Robert Lucarelli (1-0) def. Scott Baker (0-1) by TKO (Strikes) @ R3 2:38
-= Fight Details =-





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