lunes, 3 de agosto de 2015

UFC 8: David vs. Goliath

Part 1

                                                                       Part 2


UFC 8 featured an eight-man tournament, and a UFC Superfight Championship fight between reigning UFC Champion Ken Shamrock and Kimo Leopoldo. The event also featured one alternate fight, which was not shown on the live pay-per-view broadcast. The tournament had no weight classes, or weight limits. A 10 minute time limit was imposed for all matches in the tournament except Superfight and final (15 minutes).
The event's matchups pitted larger fighters against smaller fighters, hence the term "David vs. Goliath". Local promoter for the historical first and only professional mixed martial arts event was Richy Miranda-Cortese, whose company Sports & Entertainment Ltd had to take local Government officials to Federal Court in order to avoid cancellation of the event by the Government. Among those government officials was Governor Pedro Rossellóand Sports and Recreation Director Erick Labrador. The presentation of the event developed into a new boxing commission rules and regulations and Imposition of a banning Law that was later overturned after Miranda-Cortese fought it in court.
The tournament championship fight featured Don Frye against Gary Goodridge, with Frye taking the victory when Goodridge tapped out.
Just days before the show, the Puerto Rican government made a ruling banning the event. Two days before the card, Cablevision became the first major carrier, of what over the next few years would become nearly every major cable system in North America, to ban the show, stating it never expected to air UFC or similar type of programming ever again The event is also notable as being the first MMA event to draw criticism, includingMichigan politician Calvin McCard’s on site protests at UFC 8. These protests would spark the nationwide movement against MMA in 1996, spearheaded by Arizona Senator John McCain, which would later temporarily push the sport in the United States underground in 1997.


Superfight Championship
Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
Ken Shamrock (c)def.Kimo LeopoldoSubmission (Kneebar)4:24[a]
Don Fryedef.Gary GoodridgeSubmission (position)2:14
Don Fryedef.Sam AdkinsTKO (doctor stoppage)0:48[b]
Gary Goodridgedef.Jerry BohlanderTKO (punches)5:31
Don Fryedef.Thomas RamirezKO (punch)0:08
Paul Varelansdef.Joe MoreiraUnanimous Decision10:00[c]
Jerry Bohlanderdef.Scott FerrozzoSubmission (guillotine choke)9:03
Gary Goodridgedef.Paul HerreraKO (elbows)0:13
Alternate bouts
Sam Adkinsdef.Keith MielkeSubmission (punches)0:50
  1. Jump up^ Shamrock defended the UFC Superfight Championship.
  2. Jump up^ Adkins replaced Paul Varelans, who was injured in his Quarterfinal bout.
  3. Jump up^ Due to injuries sustained in this fight, Varelans was unable to continue in the tournament and was replaced by Sam Adkins.

UFC 8 bracket

Don FryeKO
Thomas Ramirez0:08
Don FryeTKO
Sam Adkins*0:48
Paul VarelansDEC
Joe Moreira10:00
Don FryeSUB
Gary Goodridge2:14
Jerry BohlanderSUB
Scott Ferrozzo9:03
Jerry Bohlander5:31
Gary GoodridgeTKO
Gary GoodridgeKO
Paul Herrera0:13
  • Due to injury sustained in this fight, Varelans was unable to continue in the tournament and was replaced by Sam Adkins.

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