Completed Event

UFC 12: Judgement Day

UFC 12
  • Friday 02.07.1997 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG)
  • Venue: Dothan Civic Center
  • Location: Dothan, Alabama, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Bruce Beck, Jeff Blatnick
  • Ring Announcer: Manny Garcia
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate):
  • Attendance: 3,100
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: N/A | TV Ratings:
  • Number of Bouts: 9
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Fight Card

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Ferrozzo vs. Mullen Coleman vs. Severn (9)Bohlander vs. Martinez (7)Belfort vs. Telligman (6)Belfort vs. Ferrozzo (5)Takahashi vs. Ismail (4)Bohlander vs. Sanzo (3)Martin vs. Martin (2)Sanzo vs. Lee (1)

UFC 12 Wiki Update Wiki

UFC 12 was the first UFC event of 1997. Due to mounting efforts by Senator John McCain and other opponents of the sport, the UFC found it extremely difficult to find a venue to host UFC 12, finally deciding on the Dothan Civic Center in the small city of Dothan, Alabama.


UFC 12 marked the promotion's introduction of official weight classes, as competitors were split into two weight categories, heavyweight (200 lbs. and over) and lightweight (199 lbs. and under). The two weight classes competed in two separate tournaments. Jerry Bohlander won the Lightweight Tournament, Vitor Belfort won the Heavyweight Tournament in his debut for the promotion, and Mark Coleman won the first-ever UFC Heavyweight Championship by defeating Dan Severn.


The event also marked the debut of longstanding UFC color commentator Joe Rogan.

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