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
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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
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UFC 10 Fight Card

Bout   Info
Mark Coleman   defeats   Don Frye   via KO/TKO, Strikes
Main Event | Tournament Finals
  11:34 Round 1 of 1 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Mark Coleman   defeats   Gary Goodridge   via Submission, Position
Main Card | Tournament Semi-Finals
  7:00 Round 1 of 1 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Don Frye   defeats   Brian Johnston   via Submission, Strikes
Main Card | Tournament Semi-Finals
  4:37 Round 1 of 1 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Gary Goodridge   defeats   John Campatella   via KO/TKO, Punches
Main Card | Tournament Quarter-Finals
  1:28 Round 1 of 1 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Mark Coleman   defeats   Moti Horenstein   via Submission, Strikes
Main Card | Tournament Quarter-Finals
  2:43 Round 1 of 1 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Brian Johnston   defeats   Scott Fiedler   via Submission, Strikes
Main Card | Tournament Quarter-Finals
  2:25 Round 1 of 1 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Don Frye   defeats   Mark Hall   via KO/TKO, Strikes
Main Card | Tournament Quarter-Finals
  10:21 Round 1 of 1 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Sam Adkins   defeats   Felix Mitchell   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Tournament Alternate
  1 Round Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Geza Kalman   defeats   Dieusel Berto   via KO/TKO, Punches
Preliminary Card | Tournament Alternate
  5:57 Round 1 of 1 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
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