Ajax loader

Completed Event

UFC 8: David vs Goliath

UFC 8
  • Friday 02.16.1996 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG)
  • Venue: Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum
  • Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Bruce Beck, Don Wilson
  • Ring Announcer: Rich Goins
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Jeff Blatnick
  • Attendance: 13,000
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 160,000 | TV Ratings:
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 9
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia

Fight Card

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Goodridge vs. Herrera Shamrock vs. Leopoldo I (8)Goodridge vs. Bohlander (7)Frye vs. Adkins (6)Frye vs. Goodridge I (5)Bohlander vs. Ferrozzo (4)Varelans vs. Moreira (3)Frye vs. Ramirez (2)Adkins vs. Mielke (1)

Tapology Consensus Rankings For UFC 8 Rankings FAQ

UFC 8 Wiki Update Wiki

Surely one of the best UFC cards of the 1990s, UFC 8: David vs. Goliath was the first UFC event of 1996 and featured the promotional debuts of some of the biggest stars of that era, including Don “The Predator” Frye and “Big Daddy” Gary Goodridge, both of whom battled their way to the finals, where Frye earned the victory by way of submission due to strikes just 2:14 into the fight. Also on the card was the Superfight Championship bout between Ken Shamrock and Kimo Leopoldo, both of whom competed in the original UFC tournament three years earlier. Shamrock reaffirmed his position as the best fighter in the UFC at the time with a kneebar submission at the 4:24 mark to retain the Superfight Championship.


UFC 8 was unique in the fact that every match of the tournament carried a ten-minute time limit, perhaps in response to previous cards stretching beyond the allotted time slots of the Pay Per View broadcast. As was the case at UFC 7.5, three judges scored the bouts to avoid the prospect of any fights resulting in a draw.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:58 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

  • MMAFighting.com : Johny Hendricks: ‘I don’t want to see ‘70 ever again’
  • MMA Weekly : Joe Rogan Insists Conor McGregor Would Beat Floyd Mayweather in a Fight
  • MMAFighting.com : Sage Northcutt says he would never ‘cuss at people’ during a fight, wasn’t trash-talking Mickey Gall
  • MMA Weekly : How Do Georges St-Pierre’s Rings Stack Up Against Conor McGregor’s Ab Blasters?
  • MMA Weekly : LFA 7 Results & Highlights: Head Kick from Hell
  • MMA Weekly : Cris Cyborg Vacates Invicta FC Belt, Issues UFC Champion Ultimatum
  • MMAFighting.com : Tonya Evinger thinks the UFC is ‘missing the boat’ by not signing her
  • MMA Weekly : Knockout Radio Replay: Ryan Bader
  • MMAFighting.com : Having boxed professionally, Joe Duffy feels Mayweather vs. McGregor will be ‘a landslide towards Floyd’
  • MMAFighting.com : Fightweets: Are Bellator’s new signings game changers?
  • MMA Weekly : Tonya Evinger: ‘I Don’t See Myself Being in Danger’ in Yana Kunitskaya Rematch
  • MMAFighting.com : Eric Del Fierro getting back into promotional waters with CFFC 64
  • MMAFighting.com : Georges St-Pierre shows off crazy core in Instagram post
  • MMAFighting.com : Invicta FC 22 Results: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya 2
  • MMAFighting.com : Nikolay Veretennikov floors Clovis Hancock with head kick at LFA 7
  • MMAFighting.com : Cris Cyborg vacates Invicta featherweight title, calls out Germaine de Randamie for UFC 214
  • MMA Weekly : Watch Chris Weidman Pummel Vitor Belfort (UFC 210 Free Fight)
  • MMAFighting.com : Erick Silva vs. Yancy Medeiros set for UFC 212
  • MMA Weekly : Michael Bisping: Anderson Silva is GOAT, but Everybody Has a Sell-By Date
  • MMAFighting.com : Rodolfo Vieira talks first MMA win, lack of interest in going back to jiu-jitsu