Completed Event

UFC 10: The Tournament

UFC 10
  • Friday 07.12.1996 at 11:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG)
  • Venue: Fairgrounds Arena
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Bruce Beck, Jeff Blatnick
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate):
  • Attendance: 4,300
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: N/A | TV Ratings:
  • Number of Bouts: 9
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia
  • UFC: Facebook | Twitter | Wikipedia | Official Site | YouTube

Fight Card

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Coleman vs. Frye I (9)Coleman vs. Goodridge (8)Frye vs. Johnston (7)Goodridge vs. Campatella (6)Coleman vs. Horenstein (5)Johnston vs. Fiedler (4)Frye vs. Hall (3)Adkins vs. Mitchell (2)Kalman vs. Berto (1)

UFC 10 Wiki Update Wiki

UFC 10 marked the promotion's return to the tournament format that had been removed at UFC 9 in order to complete the show in the alloted Pay Per View time slot. After the poor fan reaction of the previous event, the return to the tournament format proved to be a popular choice among viewers, and the UFC 10 tournament was one of the most successful yet.


Mark Coleman, later anointed “The Grandfather of Ground-and-Pound,” made his MMA debut in the tournament, defeating heavy favorite Don Frye in the finals to win the championship. Coleman went on to be one of the most popular UFC fighters over the next two tournaments, and was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2008.

Last updated 10.03.2012, 11:31 AM ET
Wiki Contributors:

  • MMA Junkie : Trading Shots: On Floyd Mayweather, and the fight fan's crisis of conscience
  • MMA Weekly : Light Heavyweight Champ Jon Jones Out of UFC 187 Title Fight Against Anthony Johnson
  • Middle Easy : Rumor: Jon Jones kills multiple puppies while running from a crime scene brandishing machine gun
  • MMAFighting.com : Mayweather vs. Pacquiao explained: How boxing's mega-fight was made
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 186 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Adelaide Free Fight: Stipe Miocic Floors, Finishes Phil DeFries
  • MMA Junkie : The three stars of 'UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi' in Montreal
  • MMAFighting.com : Quinton Jackson wants to avenge losses against Mauricio Rua, Glover Teixeira
  • MMA Junkie : Demetrious Johnson won't shy away from Dodson rematch, but won't ask for it either
  • MMA Junkie : Joe Silva's Shoes: What next for UFC 186's winning fighters?
  • MMA Junkie : Joe Silva's Shoes: What next for UFC 186's losing fighters?
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 186 Aftermath: Don't like watching Demetrious Johnson? Your loss
  • MMA Weekly : Bobby Green vs. Al Iaquinta Booked for UFC San Diego
  • MMA Weekly : Livia Renata Souza: ‘It’s My Time; It’s My Belt’ (Invicta FC 12 Post Video)
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 186 post-fight facts: Champ Demetrious Johnson makes history – again
  • MMA Junkie : Bobby Green vs. Al Iaquinta set for UFC Fight Night 71
  • Middle Easy : Never forget that this relaxing spa moment went down at UFC 186
  • Middle Easy : Fans booing? Leaving? Dana White sticks by Demetrious Johnson
  • MMAFighting.com : Nate Quarry surprised by fan backlash to UFC antitrust lawsuit
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 186's Michael Bisping, C.B. Dollaway had in-fight conversation about eye-pokes