- 8 days ago
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The Old School MMA Review returns with a huge milestone from the SEG UFC era - the Ultimate Ultimate '96! The Fight Nerd and Zane Simon are back with more useless trivia and self-deprecating humor to educate and ridicule the past of our beloved sport.
Bringing you the best of the best (or whoever was available) from the past events, this epic tournament (also known as UFC 11.5) took place on December 7, 1996 in Alabama, and marked the end of an era for the company, as this event was their final one-night eight-man tournament. After watching this event, the reasons for doing this became painfully obvious.
Featuring the return of stars like Ken Shamrock, Don Frye, Gary Goodridge, and Tank Abbott, along with Kimo Leopoldo, Brian Johnston, Cal Worsham, and Paul Varelans, this show is a high point in terms of talent, but matchmaking... well, you will see. Huge slams, big brawls, high emotions, and more in this opening round of the tournament and the first part of our review!
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- 8 days ago
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The Old School MMA Review continues their review of a huge milestone from the SEG UFC era - the Ultimate Ultimate '96!
In the second part of this review, after Zane Simon snores during The Fight Nerd's display of bootleg DVD's and official Panther Video collection, we get back to the epic one-night tournament that took place on December 7, 1996 in Alabama. Picking up at the start of the second round of the brackets featuring Don Frye VS Mark Hall in one of the most well-known and acknowledged fixed fights in UFC history, as well as Tank Abbott coining the term "Nelmarked" as he faces alternate Steve Nelmark in one of the most vicious knockouts ever. We also get lots of filler that Zuffa has hidden from the masses (an amazing Scott Ferrozzo promo in the style of Ric Flair and so much Dan Severn hype that I thought Jeff Blatnick might explode), plus the thrilling conclusion to this huge tournament, and the official end of an era as the UFC announces that they are done with the eight-man watch video >>
- 8 months ago
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The Old School MMA Review team is back with one of the all-time greatest UFC tournaments!February 1996 saw the UFC leave American soil for the first time ever, with the company heading to Puerto Rico with their one-night tournaments. For this event, all of the first round matches were built around the "David VS Goliath" concept, which meant each match had a huge weight difference featuring a smaller "David" battling a heavier "Goliath". Most importantly, this event saw the MMA debuts of both D watch video >>
- 3 years ago
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Ernesto Hoost vs Mirko CroCop - K-1 World Grand Prix 1996 Quarter Finals watch video >>
- 3 years ago
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Ernesto Hoost vs Andy Hug - K-1 World Grand Prix 1996 Semi Finals watch video >>
- 5 years ago
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Since his first mixed martial arts fight in 1996, Matt Hughes has traveled from Japan to Abu Dhabi and all across the U.S. to become the most dominate UFC welterweight champion of all time. watch video >>