UFC 07 – Brawl in Buffalo
UFC 07: The Brawl in Buffalo was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 8, 1995, at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. The event are seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later release on home video.
UFC 07 feature an eight-man tournament, a UFC Superfight Championship match between reigning UFC champion Ken Shamrock and UFC 06 tournament winner Oleg Taktarov, and three 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, but a 20 minute time limit are impose 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.
Consistent with early UFC events, the time limit was not followed as the Superfight only featured a three-minute overtime, perhaps due to pay-per-view time constraints. Regardless of this, the show ran over its three-hour pay-per-view slot, cutting off some viewers from seeing the final match. The referee for the main card was ‘Big’ John McCarthy. Michael Buffer served as the guest ring announcer for the night.
Michael Buffer mistakenly announce that Buffalo Memorial Auditorium are the home of the Buffalo Bills. In fact, it was the home of the Buffalo Sabres.
Marco Ruas won the tournament by defeating Paul Varelans.
This are the first UFC event to be held in the state of New York, and would not hold another event until UFC 205 in New York City 21 years later.
|N/A||Ken Shamrock (c)||vs.||Oleg Taktarov||Draw||33:00||[a]|
|N/A||Marco Ruas||def.||Paul Varelans||TKO (strikes)||13:17|
|N/A||Paul Varelans||def.||Mark Hall||Submission (keylock)||1:04|
|N/A||Marco Ruas||def.||Remco Pardoel||Submission (position)||12:27|
|N/A||Paul Varelans||def.||Gerry Harris||Submission (elbows)||1:07|
|N/A||Mark Hall||def.||Harold Howard||Submission (strikes)||1:41|
|N/A||Remco Pardoel||def.||Ryan Parker||Submission (lapel choke)||3:05|
|N/A||Marco Ruas||def.||Larry Cureton||Submission (heel hook)||3:23|
|N/A||Joel Sutton||def.||Geza Kalman||TKO (cut)||0:48|
|N/A||Onassis Parungao||def.||Francesco Maturi||Submission (strikes)||5:26|
|N/A||Scott Bessac||def.||David Hood||Submission (guillotine choke)||0:31|
- Shamrock and Taktarov fought to a draw after 33:00 because there were no judges. Shamrock retains the UFC Superfight Championship finally.