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The History of MMA:

I edited the original game database so that everything is wiped clean and that the game starts in 1987. Only one company is active at that time, American Fighting Federation (AFF), which I will be playing as. I start with no money, no popularity and no fighters! At the starting point only 7 fighters are active in the whole world, so this isn’t even enough to hold an 8-man tournament. As soon as one more fighter enters the game we’ll be ready to go!

Database info:
The Game starts in January 1987.
All fighters’ Name Value has been reset to 0.
All fighter Records have been reset.
All fighter Rankings have been reset.
All fighters’ Experience has been reset to 0.
All fighters’ health condition has been restored to 100%.
Every company except AFF has yet to open at random after 1988.
Popularity of the normally active companies has been lowered.
All events names follow the format “Numerically With Main Event Name”.
Hall of Fames, Contracts, Belts, Belt Lineages, Broadcast teams, Injury History, Non-family relationships, TV Shows, etc. have all been removed.
All regions have “MMA Regulation” set to “Unregulated” to reflect realism in 1987.

Special Game Settings:
Generated Fighters: Disabled (Might enable this again much later.)
Financial Difficulty: Major Overall Penalty




Based: Nevada, USA
Finances: $ 0
Heat: Neutral
Popularity: 0% Unknown

Rules:
Match Setup: Cage
10 Point Must System.
Normal Matches: 3 x 5 mins
Main Event Matches: 5 x 5 mins
Title Matches: 5 x 5 mins
The ref can separate fighters when they’re inactive.
There’s no 10 count when knocked down.
Everything else is legal!

Starting Weight Classes:
Allweight (91 lbs – 599 lbs)
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AFF 1: FIRST ENCOUNTER
Saturday, Week 3, March 1987
@Nevada, USA
Attendance: 5 – Gate: $162


It was a historic day as this is the first mixed martial arts event ever held. Eight fighters will have their names remembered for ever and ever for being a part of this. The event was an eight-man tournament that featured men of all sizes and all kind of fighting-backgrounds. The competitors were: Dan Halvorsen, Ricardo Fernandes, Manol Sirakov, Cliff McAddam, George Laurent, Mantas Andreyev, Francesco Marazzina and Gustavo Bautista. The winner was George Laurent who defeated Dan Halvorsen in the final after first plowing through Mantas Andreyev and Francesco Marazzina.

Results:

QF1: Dan Halvorsen (1-0) def. Ricardo Fernandes (0-1) by Unanimous Decision – Average
QF2: Manol Sirakov (1-0) def. Cliff McAddam (0-1) by Unanimous Decision – Great [FOTN]
QF3: George Laurent (1-0) def. Mantas Andreyev (0-1) by KO (Punch) in Rd 1, 0:46 – Good [KOTN]
QF4: Francesco Marazzina (1-0) def. Gustavo Bautista (0-1) by Submission (Guillotine) in Rd 1, 1:46 – Good

SF1: Dan Halvorsen (2-0) def. Manol Sirakov (1-1) by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in Rd 1, 1:40 – Good [SOTN]
SF2: George Laurent (2-0) def. Francesco Marazzina (1-1) by Unanimous Decision – Decent

FINAL: George Laurent (3-0) def. Dan Halvorsen (2-1) by Unanimous Decision – Average



Critical Rating: 66%
Commercial Rating: 30%

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Interesting concept, I'll be keeping an eye for this thread.
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I like the set up and the presentation too. Will be interesting to see how the game world diverges from the default database.

One thing I'd like you to consider is to make a more old-school rules set. 10-point must and 3x5 is way too modern for a game about how no holds barred turned into mixed martial arts.

The first UFC had no time limits, unfortunately there's no option like that but I'd suggest 60-minute fights and decisions based on the entire contest. Time limits first appeared on UFC 5 with a 20-minute limit for the quarter finals and 30-minute limit for the semis.

I was considering automatic draws since early on there really were no judges but that might break tournaments, I honestly don't know what would happen if a semi or quarter-final would go to a draw.
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I like the set up and the presentation too. Will be interesting to see how the game world diverges from the default database.

One thing I'd like you to consider is to make a more old-school rules set. 10-point must and 3x5 is way too modern for a game about how no holds barred turned into mixed martial arts.

The first UFC had no time limits, unfortunately there's no option like that but I'd suggest 60-minute fights and decisions based on the entire contest. Time limits first appeared on UFC 5 with a 20-minute limit for the quarter finals and 30-minute limit for the semis.

I was considering automatic draws since early on there really were no judges but that might break tournaments, I honestly don't know what would happen if a semi or quarter-final would go to a draw.
Thanks for reading. I considered increasing the length of the fights the way you mentioned before starting the game, but the problem would be that the fighters would be completely gassed out in the semifinals and final which would give worse quality fights and unfair advantages for fighters that had an easy opponent in the earlier rounds. I'm allready too far ahead in my game for changing it anyway.
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AFF 2: THE END OF HEARTACHE
Saturday, Week 4, July 1987
@Nevada, USA
Attendance: 13 – Gate: $632


The second event also followed the no-weight limit tournament format. A few fighters from AFF 1 returned for another shot at glory: AFF 1 winner George Laurent, Manol Sirakov, Ricardo Fernandes and Gustavo Bautista. They were joined by fresh faces Travis Jones, Rick Stanley, Phil Verdigree and Taufik Wijaya. George Laurent solidifies his status as “Mister Mixed Martial Arts” after defeating everyone in his path. “The Welsh Warrior” surprisingly made it to the finals after unexpectedly beating Ricardo Fernandes by Split Decision in the semifinals.

Results:

QF1: Travis Jones (1-0) def. [#7] Gustavo Bautista (0-2) by Unanimous Decision – Decent
QF2: [#5] Ricardo Fernandes (1-1) def. Rick Stanley (0-1) by TKO (Strikes) in Rd 3, 0:42 – Good
QF3: Phil Verdigree (1-0) def. [#6] Manol Sirakov (1-2) by KO (Punch) in Rd 3, 0:26 – Good
QF4: [#1] George Laurent (4-0) def. Taufik Wijaya (0-1) by Unanimous Decision – Good

SF1: Travis Jones (2-0) def. [#5] Ricardo Fernandes (1-2) by Split Decision – Poor
SF2: [#1] George Laurent (5-0) def. Phil Verdigree (1-1) by Unanimous Decision – Decent

FINAL: [#1] George Laurent (6-0) def. Travis Jones (2-1) by KO (Punch) in Rd 4, 0:14 – Good [FOTN] [KOTN]



Critical Rating: 63%
Commercial Rating: 34%



BREAKING NEWS!

A month after the AFF 2 event the news came out that [#1] George Laurent (6-0), the face of the sport at the moment, would have to spend a year in jail after being convicted for assault charges. Bad news for AFF and the image of the MMA sport as a whole. Taufik Wijaya (0-1) shared the same fate and also ends up doing the same amount of time for the same type of crime. It appears that they didn’t leave all their aggression in the cage when they fought each other…

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Cool thread.

Will be following I like the concept/
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AFF 3: THE AMERICAN DREAM
Friday, Week 2, October 1987
@Nevada, USA
Attendance: 12 – Gate: $584


Another tournament was held in October at AFF 3 which again featured some familiar faces (Mantas Andreyev (0-1), Dan Halvorsen (2-1), Francesco Marazzina (1-1) and Cliff McAddam(0-1)) and some debuting fighters (Walter May, Lars Bohlin, Seigo Tsuda and Greg Atteveld). The name of the event hints at the return of Dan Halvorsen, who was expecting to get far again. He drew a very small guy from Sweden in the first round, so it looked as if that would be easy. The little guy, Lars Bohlin, proved to be a very good dominant fighter and ended up winning the whole thing. Submission artist Francesco Marazzina was the one he had to beat in the final. This wasn’t the most exciting event with only two fights not going the distance. I’m surprised that Mantas Andreyev hasn’t been able to win a fight yet.

Results:

QF1: Walter May (1-0) def. [#12] Mantas Andreyev (0-2) by Unanimous Decision - Decent
QF2: Lars Bohlin (1-0) def. [#2] Dan Halvorsen (2-2) by Unanimous Decision - Average
QF3: [#4] Francesco Marazzina (2-1) def. Seigo Tsuda (0-1) by Submission (Kimura) in Rd 1, 4:17 – Great [FOTN] [SOTN]
QF4: Greg Atteveld (1-0) def. [#7] Cliff McAddam (0-2) by Submission (Armbar) in Rd 1, 4:40 - Decent

SF1: Lars Bohlin (2-0) def. Walter May (1-1) by Unanimous Decision - Decent
SF2: [#4] Francesco Marazzina (3-1) def. Greg Atteveld (1-1) by Unanimous Decision – Decent

FINAL: Lars Bohlin (3-0) def. [#4] Francesco Marazzina (3-2) by Unanimous Decision - Decent



Critical Rating: 62%
Commercial Rating: 32%

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AFF 4: TROPHIES OF VIOLENCE
Friday, Week 4, December 1987
@Nevada, USA
Attendance: 11 – Gate: $535


The last event of the year featured the biggest (and most prolific) upset of the year as well. Gunnar Nilsson was defeated by the much smaller Ricardo Fernandes. It was a bit of a fluke finish as it was ended because of a cut. Fernandes only hit five light punches in total the whole fight, but one of those sufficed to make Nilsson bleed. Besides the debuting Nilsson we also had Geoff Cahill and Indriyanto Setyo Nugroho fighting for the first time. Gustavo Bautista, Greg Atteveld, Rick Stanley and Cliff McAddam all returned for another shot at eternal glory, but to no avail. I expected better from Rick Stanley, who has a 0-2 record now after losing both fights decisively.

Results:

QF1: Gunnar Nilsson (1-0) def. [#12] Cliff McAddam (0-3) by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in Rd1, 4:33 – Great [FOTN] [SOTN]
QF2: Geoff Cahill (1-0) def. [#14] Rick Stanley (0-2) by TKO (Strikes) in Rd 1, 1:50 - Good
QF3: [#9] Ricardo Fernandes (2-2) def. [#5] Greg Atteveld (1-2) by Unanimous Decision – Decent
QF4: [#13] Gustavo Bautista (1-2) def. Indriyanto Setyo Nugroho (0-1) by TKO (Strikes) – Good [KOTN]

SF1: Gunnar Nilsson (2-0) def. Geoff Cahill (1-1) by Unanimous Decision - Average
SF2: [#9] Ricardo Fernandes (3-2) def. [#13] Gustavo Bautista (1-3) by Split Decision - Decent

FINAL: [#9] Ricardo Fernandes (4-2) def. Gunnar Nilsson (2-1) by TKO (Cut) in Rd 2, 3:38 - Average



Critical Rating: 67%
Commercial Rating: 34%

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1987 Recap:



World Rank: #1
Size: Low Level Regional - 4.4% (+4.4%)
Finances: $3,504 (+$3,504)
Credibility: 74%
Stability: 75%
Based: Nevada, America
Opened: December 1986
Weight Classes: Allweight (91 – 599lbs)


Events:

Sat, W3, MarchAFF 1: First EncounterNevada, AmericaAtt: 5Gate: $162Crit: 66%Com: 30%
Sat, W4, JulyAFF 2: The End of HeartacheNevada, AmericaAtt: 13Gate: $632Crit: 63%Com: 34%
Fri, W2, OctoberAFF 3: The American DreamNevada, AmericaAtt: 12Gate: $584Crit: 62%Com: 32%
Fri, W4, DecemberAFF 4: Trophies of ViolenceNevada, AmericaAtt: 11Gate: $535Crit: 67%Com: 34%


Rankings:

RankAllweight (91 - 599lbs)
1.George Laurent (6-0)
2.Lars Bohlin (3-0)
3.Ricardo Fernandes (4-2)
4.Francesco Marazzina (3-2)
5.Gunnar Nilsson (2-1)
6.Phil Verdigree (1-1)
7.Geoff Cahill (1-1)
8.Walter May (1-1)
9.Travis Jones (2-1)
10.Dan Halvorsen (2-2)
11.Taufik Wijaya (0-1)
12.Greg Atteveld (1-2)
13.Gustavo Bautista (1-3)
14.Manol Sirakov (1-2)
15.Cliff McAddam (0-3)
16.Indriyanto Setyo Nugroho (0-1)
17.Rick Stanley (0-2)
18.Seigo Tsuda (0-1)
19.Mantas Andreyev (0-2)


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1987 End of the Year Awards:




Fighter of the Year: George Laurent (6-0)
Female Fighter of the Year: n/a
Company of the Year: n/a
Rookie of the Year: George Laurent (6-0)
Show of the Year: AFF 4: Trophies of Violence
Team of the Year: Escola Da Luta (no members)
Fight of the Year: Gunnar Nilsson def. Cliff McAddam by Sub. (Rear Naked Choke) in Rd 1, 4:33 - Great
Worst Fight of the Year: Travis Jones def. Ricardo Fernandes by Split Decision – Poor
KO of the Year: Gustavo Bautista (CR#13) def. Indriyanto Setyo Nugroho by TKO (Strikes) in Rd 2, 3:19 – Good
Submission of the Year: Gunnar Nilsson def. Cliff McAddam by Sub. (Rear Naked Choke) in Rd 1, 4:33 – Great
Main Event of the Year: George Laurent (CR#1) def. Travis Jones by KO (Punch) in Rd 4, 0:14 – Good
Upset of the Year: Manol Sirakov def. Cliff McAddam by Unanimous Decision. – Great

Rankings:

Pound for Pound
1. George Laurent (6-0)
2. Ricardo Fernandes (4-2)
3. Francesco Marazzina (3-2)

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AFF 5: APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION
Saturday, Week 4, February 1988
@Nevada, USA
Attendance: 12 – Gate: $584


Another event in the books. We are still continuing with the tournament format, but that might come to an end soon. Two new faces participated this time. Jim Carpenter, probably the most well rounded MMA fighter in the world right now and Mac Fuller, an exciting fighter that comes from a boxing background. The other fighters all had at least one AFF match in the books before, the most notable being AFF 1 finalist Dan Halvorsen and AFF 2 finalist Travis Jones. Halvorsen managed to repeat that success and was able to reach the final again. Travis Jones got eliminated by Jim Carpenter who ended up winning the tournament. Six out of eight fights were decision victories, yet there were still some exciting matches.

Results:

QF1: [#10] Dan Halvorsen (3-2) def. [#19] Mantas Andreyev (0-3) by Split Decision - Average
QF2: Mac Fuller (1-0) def. [#6] Phil Verdigree (1-2) by Split Decision - Decent
QF3: Jim Carpenter (1-0) def. [#9] Travis Jones (2-2) by Submission (Armbar) in Rd 1, 1:49 – Good [SOTN]
QF4: [#14] Manol Sirakov (2-2) def. [#18] Seigo Tsuda (0-2) by Unanimous Decision – Great [FOTN]

SF1: [#10] Dan Halvorsen (4-2) def. Mac Fuller (1-1) by Unanimous Decision - Good
SF2: Jim Carpenter (2-0) def. [#14] Manol Sirakov (2-3) by Submission (Guillotine) in Rd 2, 2:21 - Good

FINAL: Jim Carpenter (3-0) def. [#10] Dan Halvorsen (4-3) by Unanimous Decision - Decent



Critical Rating: 65%
Commercial Rating: 32%



BREAKING NEWS!



Tragedy strikes! Geoff “Die Hard” Cahill has died at the age of 28 following an accident. Cahill was a participant on in the AFF 4 Tournament last year. He had a 1-1 record, with a win over Rick Stanley and a loss against Gunnar Nilsson. He showed some potential in those fights. Who knows how far he could’ve gotten in the sport?

[Note: In the original database he had a 49-25 record, retiring in the year 2000, so it’s safe to say his career looks very different here. His nickname is also rather funny given he’s the first character to die in the game.]
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I'm really enjoying this, its something different and is fun to follow. Seeing who ends up doing well and winning these tournaments is fun, shame it'll eventually turn into actual cards rather than tournaments haha.
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Such a good thread. I love the format and love how it looks.

I'm gonna do something similar, looks awesome.
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It's weird, I'm genuinely routing for Halvorsen to pick up a tournament win.
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