UFC 6

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UFC 6: Shamrock vs. Severn
Ufc 6.jpg
The poster for UFC 6: Shamrock vs. Severn.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date July 14, 1995
Venue Casper Events Center
City Casper, Wyoming
Attendance 2,700
Buyrate 240,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC 5: The Return of the Beast UFC 6: Shamrock vs. Severn UFC 7: The Brawl in Buffalo

UFC 6: Clash of the Titans was the sixth mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on July 14, 1995, at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyoming. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later released on home video.

History

UFC 6 featured the crowning of the first UFC Champion to win the title in a non-tournament format.[2] The champion would be the winner of a special match called 'The Superfight', which continued from UFC 5 as there was no official winner in the previous Superfight.[2] UFC 6 also featured an eight-man tournament, and two alternate fights which were not shown on the live pay-per-view broadcast. The tournament had no weight classes, or weight limits. Each match had no rounds; therefore no judges were used for the night. A 20-minute time limit was imposed for the quarterfinal and semi-final round matches in the tournament. The finals of the tournament and the Superfight had a 30-minute time limit and, if necessary, a five-minute overtime.

This event continued the Superfight format from UFC 5 to determine the reigning UFC champion for tournament winners to face. Ken Shamrock remained in the spot and his opponent was UFC 5 champion Dan Severn in a championship match dubbed as "The Clash of the Titans".

The referee for the night was 'Big' John McCarthy and Michael Buffer served as the guest ring announcer for the night.

Results

Superfight Championship
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
N/A Ken Shamrock def. Dan Severn Submission (guillotine choke) 2:14 [a]
Finals
N/A Oleg Taktarov def. Tank Abbott Submission (rear-naked choke) 17:47
Semifinals
N/A Tank Abbott def. Paul Varelans TKO (punches) 1:53
N/A Oleg Taktarov def. Anthony Macias Submission (guillotine choke) 0:09 [b]
Quarterfinals
N/A Tank Abbott def. John Matua KO (punch) 0:20
N/A Paul Varelans def. Cal Worsham KO (elbow) 1:02
N/A Patrick Smith def. Rudyard Moncayo Submission (rear-naked choke) 1:08
N/A Oleg Taktarov def. Dave Beneteau Submission (guillotine) 0:57
Alternate bouts
N/A Joel Sutton def. Jack McLaughlin Submission (punches) 2:01
N/A Anthony Macias def. He-Man Ali Gipson Submission (punches) 3:06
  1. ^ Shamrock defeated Severn via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:14 to become the first UFC Superfight Champion.
  2. ^ Macias replaced Patrick Smith, who could not continue due to stomach cramps.

UFC 6 Bracket

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
United States Tank Abbott (Wrestling) KO
United States John Matua (Lua) 0:20
United States Tank Abbott TKO
United States Paul Varelans 1:53
United States Paul Varelans (Wrestling) KO
United States Cal Worsham (Boxing) 1:02
United States Tank Abbott 17:45
Russia Oleg Taktarov SUB
United States Patrick Smith (Kickboxing) SUB
United States Rudyard Moncayo (American Kenpo) 1:08
United States Anthony Macias (Muay Thai) 1 0:09
Russia Oleg Taktarov SUB
Russia Oleg Taktarov (Sambo) SUB
Canada Dave Beneteau (Wrestling) 0:57

1Patrick Smith was forced to withdraw due to injury. He was replaced by Anthony Macias.

See also

References

  1. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2008-09-29). "Ken Shamrock's greatest hits - UFC - Yahoo! Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  2. ^ a b Meltzer, Dave (April 8, 2009). "Relive UFC 6: Clash of the Titans". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved April 8, 2009.

External links

  • UFC 6 results at Sherdog.com
  • UFC 6 fights reviews
  • Official UFC website
  • MMA Mental History UFC 6
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