Ajax loader

Completed Event

UFC 12: Judgement Day

UFC 12
  • Friday 02.07.1997
  • 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
  • Attendance: 3,100
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 9
  • Promotion Links:
  • Event Links:

Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Coleman vs. Severn (9)Belfort vs. Ferrozzo (8)Bohlander vs. Sanzo (7)Ferrozzo vs. Mullen (6)Belfort vs. Telligman (5)Takahashi vs. Ismail (4)Bohlander vs. Martinez (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.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:56 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

  • MMA Weekly : Invicta FC 32 Results: Felicia Spencer Claims Featherweight Championship
  • MMA Weekly : Bellator 209 Results & Fight Highlights: Patricio Pitbull Bombs His Way to Bellator Record
  • MMAFighting.com : Johnny Walker not impressed by Rountree’s KO of Saki: ‘It’s easy to beat someone that can’t fight MMA’
  • MMAFighting.com : Bellator 209 highlights
  • MMA Junkie : LFA 54 results: Mazo cruises in title defense, Murrietta delivers stunning KO
  • MMAFighting.com : Invicta FC 32 results, video: Felicia Spencer submits Pam Sorenson to capture vacant featherweight title
  • MMA Junkie : Invicta FC 32 results: Felicia Spencer claims vacant title with gutsy win over Pam Sorenson
  • MMA Junkie : Video: LFA 54 fighter's 1-2 punch knockout leads to mesmerizing fall
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Argentina Results: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio
  • MMAFighting.com : Bellator 209 results: Patricio Freire retains featherweight title with unanimous decision win
  • MMA Junkie : Patricio 'Pitbull' praises Emmanuel Sanchez's toughness after record win at Bellator 209
  • MMA Junkie : Bellator 209 results: Patricio 'Pitbull' bloodies Emmanuel Sanchez to defend title, set records
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Kailan Hill scores wicked 11-second spinning backfist KO at LFA 54
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Argentina preview show
  • MMA Junkie : Video: LFA 54's Kailan Hill wins by spinning-backfist knockout in just 11 seconds
  • MMAFighting.com : Cynthia Calvillo releases statement about UFC Argentina weight miss
  • MMA Junkie : 'LFA 54: Mazo vs. Yariwaki' official results
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 140 ceremonial weigh-ins video, photo gallery
  • MMAFighting.com : Humberto Bandenay reflects on ‘learning experience’ of slam KO loss ahead of UFC Argentina
  • MMAFighting.com : Santiago Ponzinibbio embraces important role as UFC makes first trip to Argentina